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The 30th Annual
INTERNATIONAL VON KÁRMÁN
WINGS AWARD

Honoring

Dr. John Tracy

The Athenaeum, California Institute of Technology
Monday, 6 p.m., October 20, 2014

 

 

 

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The International von Kármán Wings Award is designed and created by Donald Paglia, M.D., and casting is by Kalonite Sculpture Studio.

2014 PROGRAM

Hosted Reception 6:00 p.m.
Banquet 7:00 p.m.

 

Eugene L. Tattini
Lieutenant General, Retired, United States Air Force
Deputy Director, Retired, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thomas F. Rosenbaum
President, California Institute of Technology;
Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Professor; Professor of Physics

Speakers

Dr. Robert H. Liebeck
Senior Technical Fellow, Airplane Design
The Boeing Company

Dr. Allen Adler
Vice President, Enterprise Technology Strategy
The Boeing Company

Mr. Jim Albaugh
Chairman, National Aeronautic Association President, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics President and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes (Retired)

Presentation of the
International von Kármán Wings Award to
Dr. John Tracy

Awards will be presented by
G. Ravichandran
Chair, Aerospace Historical Society
John E. Goode, Jr., Professor of Aerospace and Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. John Tracy

Dr. John Tracy is the Boeing Company’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Operations and Technology. In this position, he oversees the development and implementation of Boeing’s technology investment strategy and provides strategic direction to functions, business organizations, and initiatives involving more than 100,000 employees. These include Boeing’s Engineering, Operations, and Supplier Management functions; the company’s Information Technology,
Research and Technology, Test and Evaluation, Intellectual Property Management, and Environment, Health and Safety organizations; as well as Boeing’s Development Program Excellence and Information Services and Information Management initiatives. Previously, Dr. Tracy was Vice President of Engineering and Mission Assurance for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). In this role, Dr. Tracy had functional

 

 

management responsibility for the IDS engineering processes, engineering tools, and the 32,000-person engineering team.

Dr. Tracy’s honors and awards include being an Elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. Tracy has authored more than 35 publications, received numerous Hispanic Engineering honors, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Institute of Technology and on the engineering advisory board for several leading universities.

Dr. Tracy earned his PhD in Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and his master’s and bachelor’s in physics from California State University, Los Angeles and California State University, Dominguez Hills, respectively.