Steve Murphy (Boeing)

Steve Murphy graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1986 and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1987. He joined The Boeing Company in 1987 as a Structures Analyst in Boeing Aerospace and then moved to Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) a year later. Since then he has worked on all BCA airplanes including the 737, 747, 757, 767 and 777. For five years he managed the Knowledge Based Engineering Team. Steve spent fifteen years on the 787 program starting when it was the Sonic Cruiser, then the 7E7 and is now in production as the 787. He held numerous positions on the program in the process and tool world including the Engineering Process Leader, the CATIA V5 Program Lifecycle Manager and the BCA Production System Environment owner. For three years he was the engineering leader on the 787-9 for the Forward Body, the Aft Body and the Empennage.  As part of his duties he lead the team that brought the groundbreaking Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) into production. For the next two years he lead the 787-10 Aft Body Engineering Leader in Boeing South Carolina, while also leading the 787-9 Multi Spar co-cured box in Seattle, Salt Lake City and Foggia, Italy.  Steve is currently in Propulsion where he is the leader of the 777X Nacelle & Pylon team.  Steve is very active with the University of Washington as the Boeing focal for the Civil and Environmental Department as well as the focal for the College of the Environment.  He is a founding member of the Boeing Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is currently the Boeing American Society of Civil Engineers Executive Focal.

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