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For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2014


777X Systems Engineering & Integration Leader, Paul Lambertson, to Speak at Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s March Breakfast Meeting


Paul LambertsonEVERETT, WA – February 20, 2014 – Paul Lambertson, Boeing’s 777X Systems Engineering and Integration Leader, will speak about Systems Engineering and why it is important to better understand the thinking within aerospace OEMs during Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s Breakfast Meeting on March 5 in Everett.

“PNAA is excited that Mr. Lambertson will be speaking at our upcoming breakfast meeting.  He is a dynamic speaker that skillfully articulates the art and science of systems engineering, and can effortlessly explain why it is important to any organization,” said PNAA’s Chairman JC Hall.

During the meeting with aerospace executives from around the Puget Sound, Lambertson will discuss:

  • Why Systems Engineering is important to better understand the thinking within aerospace OEMs
  • What systems integration and systems engineering are and why they are important
  • Why organizations need to change their investment profile to better utilize Systems Engineering
  • Understanding the juxtaposition among military and defense acquisition and now commercial
  • Aerospace & defense critical thinking trends in terms of Systems Engineering across the industry (defense, commercial)

The meeting costs $50 for PNAA Members or $75 for non-members and begins at 7:30 a.m. in Room 116 of Everett Community College’s Corporate and Continuing Education Center located at 2333 Seaway Blvd.

Lambertson was named 777X Systems Engineering & Integration Leader in August 2013. In this role he leads all aspects of Systems Engineering and Integration on the 777X program. Previously, he was the Chief Engineer of Systems Engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Prior to joining Boeing in August 2010, Lambertson served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. A command, instructor and examiner pilot, he logged over 3,300 flying hours in various aircraft worldwide. His career includes a variety of management and senior leadership positions in numerous specialties.

Prior to his retirement, he served as the first Director of Systems Engineering at the US Air Force Academy and was called on to advise senior national government, academic and industrial leaders on Systems Engineering.

He has commanded missions in numerous combat operations, including Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. For one of his missions he was selected as the 2003 Air Mobility Command nominee to the Air Force for the Cheney Award honoring "an act of valor, extreme fortitude or self-sacrifice in a humanitarian interest." This mission evacuated 26 sick and injured Marines from civil war-torn Liberia, saving two lives.

Lambertson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Space Operations from the US Air Force Academy, a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.


About PNAA:

The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) has been promoting the growth and success of the aerospace industry in the Northwest for over 13 years. Its primary purpose is to help grow and maintain a viable aerospace industry in the region. This is accomplished through frequent educational and networking events and informing members and participants of important industry changes and business opportunities.

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