Scott Strode is vice president of Business Transformation for The Boeing Company. In this role, Strode leads an enterprise-wide initiative to adapt to a dynamic market environment, preserve liquidity, improve performance and transform the company to be sharper, more competitive and more resilient for the long term.
To transform the business, Strode leads and integrates the team reshaping the company’s infrastructure, streamlining its overhead and organizational structure, rebalancing its portfolio and investment mix, driving operational excellence and strengthening its supply chain.
With nearly 35 years of experience at Boeing, Strode has held roles of increasing responsibility across several business units and functions including Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Program Management, Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, Services and more.
Prior to his current role, Strode was vice president of Supply Chain for BDS, where he led a team of nearly 3,000 employees responsible for all procurement and supply chain performance for the business unit. Previously at BDS, Strode served as vice president of Aircraft Modernization and Modification (AMM); vice president of Operations & Quality; and vice president of Wichita, Kan., operations. At Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Strode has served as vice president of Airplane Development and Production, as well as vice president of Production and Quality for the 787 Program.
He has also held senior leadership positions in the company’s previous Shared Services Group, including vice president of Workplace Services and vice president of Facilities & Logistics Services. As a general manager, Strode previously led operations for the Delta Launch Vehicle program, which included spearheading the start-up of the facility in Decatur, Ala., in addition to managing the Delta rocket assembly operations in Pueblo, Colo. He has also served as director of operations for the International Space Station project and as deputy director of Production Engineering for Expendable Launch Systems.
Strode joined Boeing in 1987. Prior to Boeing, Strode held engineering positions with Wiggins Connectors and Rockwell International.
He has a Master of Business Administration from the Drucker Center at Claremont Graduate School and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California.
Strode currently serves as the Boeing executive focal to the University of Southern California.