A brief look at Boeing Co's chairman and CEO
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Here's a brief look at Boeing Co.'s chairman and chief executive officer, Phil Condit
BORN: Aug. 2, 1941, in Berkeley, Calif.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1963; master's in aeronautical engineering, Princeton University, 1965; master's in management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975; Ph.D. in engineering, Science University of Tokyo, 1997.
CAREER: Joined Boeing in 1965 as aerodynamics engineer on team developing Supersonic Transport. Patented design for a flexible wing. Lead engineer for Boeing 747 performance. Oversaw development of the twin-engine 777. Moved through corporate ranks and succeeded Frank Shrontz as CEO in 1996. Named chairman in 1997.
FAMILY: Wife, Geda, and two grown daughters.
QUOTE: "I grew up in a business environment where most of the conversation occurred outside a meeting. I have instilled a culture where there's a lot more conversation in the meeting. That's still a work in progress, but we're dramatically better at it today than we were five years ago."