The Wilbur and Orville Wright Lecture was established to honour the pioneering mechanical engineers who completed the first successful controlled powered flight on 17 December 1903. The lecture is the principal event in the Society’s year, given by distinguished members of the US and UK aerospace communities. This year’s lecture, delivered by Tony Parasida, President, Global Services & Support at Boeing Defense, Space & Security, offered an insider’s view of how Boeing partners with its customers to provide the best value-for-money capability from a 21st century sustainment approach. With governments around the world trying to do more with less, this new approach to through life sustainment offers powerful solutions, and some of the most innovative work is taking place here in the UK. Recorded: December 13, 2012
About the speaker:
Tony Parasida, President, Global Services & Support, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Before joining GS&S in 2009, Tony Parasida spent three years as Vice President and General Manager for Surveillance and Engagement Systems within Boeing Military Aircraft. Prior to that, Parasida was Vice President of Maritime Systems. Tony joined Boeing in 1978 as a structures engineer on helicopter programs. Since that time, he has held numerous jobs of increasing responsibility within aircraft design, Integrated Product Team leadership and program management, including Program Manager for the V-22 Osprey and Vice President of F/A-18 Hornet programs. Tony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Drexel University.