Sheila Remes is vice president of Environmental Sustainability at The Boeing Company. In this role, she leads a team focused on continuously improving Boeing’s products, services and operations to achieve environmental goals. She also oversees environmental sustainability strategy on the Boeing International leadership team.
Remes previously served as vice president of Strategy for Commercial Airplanes, where she led cross-functional efforts to define Boeing’s strategic direction and address complex, enterprise-wide business decisions. These included greater life-cycle value for customers and internal capabilities for Boeing, growth opportunities such as services and intellectual property control, product and propulsion strategy, and environment and aviation policy.
With 30 years of industry experience, Remes brings a deep understanding of commercial aviation from manufacturing and airline perspectives.
Her past positions at Boeing include Services Strategy for Commercial Airplanes, where she lead a team focused on Commercial Aviation Services growth strategy to capture new revenue and ensure that Boeing supports customers affordably.
Prior to her strategy positions, she held several roles in Sales and Marketing. As managing director of Sales Strategy, Remes was responsible for developing go-to-market sales approaches that enabled Commercial Airplanes to maximize sales opportunities. Her organization also sought to identify emerging customers and develop working relationships with key market influencers in the aviation consulting and financing world. Earlier, she served as managing director of Regional Marketing for the Americas and Leasing, Sales director in North America and as a Marketing analyst. Her first role at Boeing was on the 777 Engineering team.
Remes came to Boeing with experience at two airlines. At America West, she was responsible for airplane and component acquisition, airplane modification engineering, and flight operations engineering support. At United, she supported station reliability, schedule, inventory and pricing as well as regional promotions for new route development in the U.S. West.
Outside of Boeing, Remes serves on the World Affairs Council of Seattle Board of Directors and the University of Washington Innovation Roundtable.