Executive Biography of Howard McKenzie

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Howard McKenzie
Chief Engineer
Executive Vice President, Engineering, Test & Technology

Howard McKenzie is the chief engineer of The Boeing Company and executive vice president of Engineering, Test & Technology. He leads the Boeing Engineering function of more than 57,000 engineers worldwide and oversees the company’s technology vision, strategy and investment. His responsibilities also include oversight of all aspects of safety and technical integrity of Boeing products and services. His organization is an incubator for businesses that will define the future of urban, regional and global mobility, as well as those aimed at near-term opportunities. McKenzie is a member of the company’s Executive Council.

During his Boeing career, McKenzie has held a variety of roles that span the Boeing Enterprise, including vice president and chief engineer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, vice president and chief engineer of Boeing Global Services and vice president of Boeing Test and Evaluation. Previously, he served as vice president and chief project engineer for the 777 program, where he was responsible for product integrity and safety for the 777 worldwide fleet. McKenzie joined McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company, now part of Boeing, in 1987 as an engineering intern.

McKenzie is a 2019 recipient of the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award and an active member of the BEYA STEM community. He also serves as the Boeing executive focal for the University of California, Berkeley.

McKenzie has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.