Boeing

LGOs at Boeing are an integral part of the company. Alumni work on building the planes, create better ways to deliver the planes, and manage the company’s strategy. The largest exporter in the United States, Boeing is the longest-standing LGO industry partner, having been a part of the program’s founding in 1988. Since then, Boeing has hosted  LGO internships and recruited LGO alumni every year. Boeing sees the material learned in the LGO program as a necessity for a career in senior management, and the company makes an effort to network and engage with LGOs a every point in the program, from plant treks to alumni conferences.

Rebecca Gould (LGO ’16)

Location: Seattle, WA
Research topic: Supply Chain
Boeing plans to increase the 737 production rate by 24%, and Rebecca focused on optimizing the painting schedule in the plane’s production. Her project had to account for constant variations in the order that planes become available for painting. Rebecca focused on information systems that would minimize the number of days needed to prepare the planes for delivery.

Tamara Belkina (LGO ’16)

Location: Seattle, WA
Research topic: Supply Chain
Tamara developed an optimization algorithm that helps airplane production stations work more efficiently together. Tamara worked closely with Boeing’s Applied Math Group to develop her predictive model. As a result, Tamara identified 35% of  paint hanger costs that are avoidable if the model is used in scheduling.

Scott Bromley (LGO ’15)

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Research topic: Sustainability, Lean Optimization/Manufacturing
The aerospace industry is moving toward using more complex and integrated manufacturing processes in the next generation of aircraft. Current methods use significant amounts of energy and time. Scott conducted heat transfer and chemical reaction analyses to determine the feasibility, applicability, and preliminary thermal performance of proposed heated tooling technologies. As a result, Scott identified potential energy saving techniques that Boeing could use in their processes and made steps to quantify those savings.

Guillermo Pamanes (LGO ’16)

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Research topic: Robotics & Automation
Guillermo’s project focused on the implementation of a collaborative automation production line, where robotic machines can integarte with workers to increase safety and productivity. Guillermo completed a statistical risk profile that identified where collaborative automation would have the greatest impact.

Jeff Stein (LGO ’13)

Location: Charleston, SC
Research topic: Lean Optimization/Manufacturing

After graduation, Jeff joined Boeing in South Carolina. He is currently the Director, IT Factory Technology & Emerging Business Integration at Boeing South Carolina.

Boeing actively recruits LGO students every year. Many LGO alums at Boeing join the leadership development program for a fast-track to a strategic management position. Others accept permanent assignments directly after graduating. Three years after graduation, LGO alumni at Boeing often transition into a senior manager or project leader role.

Frequent job titles at hire: Operations Manager, Lead Engineer, Final Assembly Supervisor, 787/777 Manufacturing Manager
Common locations: Seattle, WA; Charleston, SC; Los Angeles, CA

Michelle Bernson (LGO ’04)

Vice President, Enterprise Production Systems Engineering
While at LGO: MBA & SM Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: Michigan Technological University, Mechanical Engineering

Michelle worked with Boeing’s manufacturing team before joining LGO. During the program, she interned with ABB near Venice, Italy, on a manufacturing and supply chain project. Since graduating from LGO, Michelle has held management positions in Boeing with growing responsibilities. She led fabrication engineering and 737 engineering before being named Vice President and leader of Boeing Research and Technology.

Jackee Mohl (LGO ’16)

Senior Director, Commercial Spares
While at LGO: MBA and SM Aeronautic and Astronautic Engineering
Previous studies: MIT, Mechanical Engineering

Jackee worked in Boeing’s defense business before joining MIT LGO. After graduation, she held a variety of roles in manufacturing and commercial leadership, including as business development focal for Boeing Global Services digital channels for commercial products and services. After serving as a senior director of operations in the Boeing defense business, in 2023 Jackee returned to Boing Commercial Aircraft as Senior Director of the commercial spares program.

Nick Arch (LGO ’17)

737 Seattle Delivery Center Liaison Engineering Senior Manager
While at LGO: MBA and SM Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: University of Notre Dame, Mechanical Engineering

Prior to LGO, Nick was part of General Electric’s Operations Management Leadership Program, leading teams in gas turbine production and productivity. Nick did his LGO internship at Boeing, then joined the company full-time after graduating from MIT. Nick has led engineering teams across the 777X, 767, 747 and 737 programs.