Boeing's chief engineer to retire

By John Liang / March 1, 2023 at 12:54 PM

Boeing announced today that Greg Hyslop, the company's chief engineer and executive vice president of engineering, test and technology, will retire this June.

Hyslop worked for Boeing for 41 years, a career that spanned the company's aerospace and defense portfolio, according to a statement.

During his career, Hyslop has held a variety of roles, including leading Boeing Research & Technology and Boeing Strategic Missile & Defense Systems, according to his corporate biography.

Hyslop, who has been on Boeing's executive council since 2016 and assumed the top engineering position in 2019, "has worked to strengthen Boeing's engineering function. He led the realignment of the company's engineers under one organization, championed changes to empower engineers and instituted next-generation design practices," the statement reads.

Howard McKenzie, the top engineer at Boeing's commercial airplanes unit, will succeed Hyslop, according to the company.

David Loffing, chief program engineer of Boeing's new 777X airplane, will take McKenzie's place as vice president and chief engineer of BCA.