Sun, May 25, 2008
Former 777 Manufacturing Director Replaces Promoted Todd
On Friday, Boeing announced
Elizabeth Lund has been named vice president of Product Development
for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Lund will be responsible for
leading preliminary design of new and derivative airplanes and
systems, and environmental performance strategy. Lund also will
manage the overall research & development plan across
Commercial Airplanes, and support the Product Strategy and Advanced
Technology organizations within Commercial Airplanes and Phantom
Works. The position reports to Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Engineering Vice President Mike Denton.
Lund, 43, succeeds Todd Zarfos, who was recently named vice
president of Boeing 747/767/777 Engineering.
"Elizabeth Lund brings a wide range of skills and background in
both engineering and manufacturing to the product development
team," said Denton. "By leveraging her broad experience, she will
continue the outstanding work Todd Zarfos and his team have done to
ensure our Commercial Airplanes product development strategy is
forward-looking and competitive."
Since June 2005, Lund has served as director of Boeing 777
Manufacturing in Everett, Wash. In Nov. 2006, Lund and her team
started using a moving assembly line to build the long-range
twin-engine airplane family.
Prior to that, Lund was the director of the Boeing Interiors
Responsibility Center (IRC). The IRC designs, manufactures,
assembles and integrates a wide range of interior systems for
production, aftermarket and spares for Boeing commercial jets. She
also served as the director of Business Operations and Supply Chain
Management for Boeing's Fabrication Division, where she was
responsible for strategy development, work statement management,
strategic work placement, and integration of division wide
Lund joined Boeing in 1991 as a payloads engineer and has held
various assignments in Engineering, including 737 deputy chief
project engineer, 737 airplane level integration leader, 737
interiors chief engineer, and senior manager for multi-model
passenger and attendant seats.
Lund holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the
University of Tulsa as well as a master's degree in Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri.
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