Boeing names lean leader to manage Tennessee site

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: lean manufacturing

Boeing on July 5 named Gary Bomhoff as leader of its Oak Ridge, Tenn., site, effective immediately. An executive with extensive experience in manufacturing plant management, Bomhoff over 25 years has fulfilled progressively more challenging roles leading organizations through aerospace industry quality ISO certification, Lean manufacturing factory redesigns, systems implementation, factory-wide safety improvements and successful new product introductions.

As site leader of Boeing Oak Ridge, Bomhoff is responsible for fulfilling the team's commitments to manufacture subassemblies and detail parts for commercial and military airplanes as well as third-party customers.

Bomhoff recently was director of Boeing Commercial Airplanes' Skin & Spar manufacturing business unit in Frederickson, Wash. Prior to that assignment, Bomhoff was site leader for Boeing Salt Lake City and later served as superintendent and director of assembly and fabrication at Boeing Wichita. Bomhoff began his Boeing career in 1998 as operations leader for Boeing Georgia Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company.

Bomhoff received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Friends University in Wichita, Kan., including a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management and Master's in Business Administration. Bomhoff also completed the Executive Studies program at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh and received lean manufacturing training in Shingijutsu Gemba Kaizen.

The Boeing Oak Ridge site employs approximately 500 people, and manufactures a variety of aerospace components, including flight deck modules for the company's all-new airplane, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, as well as all other 700-series models of commercial airplanes.

The Boeing Oak Ridge team recently was also named as a supplier to deliver flight deck consoles for the 737 Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) - a derivative of the 737 Next-Generation commercial airplane platform that will be delivered to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems for its U.S. Navy customer. In addition, The Boeing Oak Ridge team fulfills contracts with third-party customers, currently providing pre-production gas centrifuge machine components for USEC's American Centrifuge uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, Ohio.


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