Experienced Commercial Aerospace Executive
Carolyn Corvi is the former Vice President-General Manager of Airplane Programs, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. In this position she was responsible for leading Commercial Airplanes integrated production system-including design, production and delivery of the 737, 747, 767 and 777, as well as component part fabrication, and global supply chain operations in support of these airplane programs. As Boeing’s lean leader and student of the Toyota Production System, she continued to spearhead Boeing’s lean cultural transformation, while leading the implementation of industry leading practices. Prior to this, Corvi served as vice president-general manager of the 737/757 airplane programs. Ms. Corvi retired in January 2009 concluding a 34 year career during which she held leadership positions in program management, manufacturing, quality assurance, propulsion and aircraft systems.
Ms. Corvi currently serves on the corporate boards of United Airlines, Allegheny Technologies, Inc. and Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.
She is member of Women Corporate Directors, the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. In 2013 Corvi was recognized by the Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors as the public company director of the year.
Ms. Corvi is the co-founder of the Northwest Children’s Fund and former board member at Washington’s National Park Fund and the YWCA. She remains involved in the community, serving as a board member at the Virginia Mason Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center/Health System, as well as a trustee at the Museum of Flight and the Seattle Foundation.
Carolyn was born and raised in Seattle. She holds a Masters Degree in Management from MIT, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington. Carolyn and her husband John Bates live in Seattle.
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