James (Jim) F. Albaugh

Former President and CEO – Boeing Commercial Airplanes


Jim Albaugh retired as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in 2012 after 37 years of service to Boeing and Rockwell. From 2002 to 2009, he served as President and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, a $34B business, providing defense, space, and intelligence products for the US and customers around the world. From 1998 to 2002, he was President and CEO of Boeing Space and Communications, which merged with the Company’s Military Aircraft and Missiles Systems Unit in July of 2002 to create Integrated Defense Systems.


Prior to this, Mr. Albaugh served as President of Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power, part of the Rockwell Aerospace and Defense businesses acquired by Boeing in 1996. Mr. Albaugh began his career at the company as an engineer in 1975. Prior to their sales, he was on the Boards of TRW and B/E Aerospace.


Mr. Albaugh is an elected member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and an elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Presently, Mr. Albaugh serves on the Board of Directors for American Airlines, Arconic, Incorporated, and the Harris Corporation. He is on the Board of Trustees of Willamette University and the Board of Visitors of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University.


Mr. Albaugh completed a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from Willamette University.