Willamette alumnus, Boeing executive Jim Albaugh ’72 appears internationally

Willamette alumnus Jim Albaugh '72, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, was in the international news this week as his company completed its first international test flight for the new 787 Dreamliner commercial twinjet.

The airplane, which one UK news company called "the future of green aviation," flew from Seattle to the Farnborough International Airshow in England. Albaugh spoke with media about the features of the plane.

Albaugh majored in physics and mathematics at Willamette before earning a master's degree in civil engineering from Columbia University. He began working for Boeing in 1975 as a project engineer, and worked his way up through the company to his current position. Read more on the Boeing website.