Steve Parker is vice president and general manager of the Bombers & Fighters division within Boeing Defense, Space & Security and senior executive for the St. Louis site.
Parker manages a broad portfolio that includes the F/A-18E/F, EA-18G and F-15 fighter families, the T-7A training system, and the B-1 and B-52 bombers. He also oversees composite wing component work done in St. Louis for Boeing’s new 777X passenger airplane.
Prior to his current role, Parker led the Vertical Lift division, responsible for cargo, tiltrotor and attack rotorcraft, including the AH-6 Little Bird, AH-64 Apache, H-47 Chinook, MH-139 Grey Wolf and V-22 Osprey. Before that he was vice president and program manager of the T-7A Advanced Pilot Training program, as well as vice president and program manager of the F-15.
Parker’s three decades with Boeing have also included managing daily activities for the company’s largest subsidiary outside the United States, as chief operating officer of Boeing Defence Australia; serving as vice president and general manager of the former Network and Space Systems division, and serving as vice president and program manager of Cargo Helicopters. He also spent time managing Chinook modernization efforts for the U.S. Army and Special Operations Command, as well as all F/A-18 activities in Australia.
Parker has a master’s degree in project management from Queensland University of Technology and is a Certified Practicing Project Director. He is also a member of the Air Force Association, the Tailhook Association and the Executive Committee of the Chair’s Council at Greater St. Louis Inc., an organization of the top business leaders in St Louis who are working to improve the community and business life of the region.