Vice President & General Manager
Test and Evaluation
The Boeing Company
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As vice president of Boeing Test & Evaluation, Howard McKenzie is responsible for laboratory and flight test operations in support of validation and certification of Boeing commercial and defense products. Named to this position in 2019, McKenzieleads about 4500 engineers, pilots, mechanics and technicians, who test and evaluate new Boeing aircraft, modifications and upgrades to existing aircraft, and who provide test support to Boeing businesses.
Prior to this assignment, McKenzie served as vice president, chief project engineer for the 777 program where he was responsible for product integrity and safety for the 777 worldwide fleet. He has also served as director of engineering for the 777 program, responsible for the engineering design functional organizations as well as ensuring product compliance to regulatory standards and requirements including product integrity and safety.
Previously, McKenzie was chief engineer of Airplane Level Integration on the 777 program, chief engineer of Airplane Systems on the 777 program, and chief engineer for BCA Environmental Systems Engineering. McKenzie worked at McDonnell Douglas Corporation prior to his assignments within Boeing.
McKenzie graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1988. He is also Boeing’s Executive focal for the University of California at Berkeley.