Robert Stanger

  PhotoBob Stanger is currently one of two directors responsible for leading the Quality and Manufacturing function for Boeing Military Aircraft. His primary focus is the execution of plans for all Boeing large military aircraft. In addition, he is responsible for the development of strategies that enable the attainment of the next generation production operating environment and business model. Bob joined Boeing in 1985 and progressed through a series of significant manufacturing, quality and program management positions for such airplane programs as the C-17, 717, MD-11, MD-80, MD-90, MD-95, KC-10, and MD-10. Bob was previously the site director of C-17 Production Operations in Long Beach with responsibility of 3,000 employees in the assembly and delivery of the C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. This position also had responsibility for the oversight of the Boeing facility in Macon, Georgia that assembles and delivers subassemblies for the C-17 and the Chinook helicopter. Prior to working on the C-17 Program, Bob was the director of Operations on the 717 Program with the responsibility of ensuring daily operations aligned to the business plan and program strategy. Under his leadership, Lean Manufacturing was deployed throughout the assembly build process that resulted in an assembly moving line. Bob earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Southern Illinois University. He also attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and completed an executive education Advanced Management Program curriculum. In addition, he is a FAA licensed private pilot and a certified Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic. In his spare time, he enjoys boating and other outdoor activities with his wife and two sons. [February 2013, tb]