James West


Information technology and systems professional with cross-functional experience in implementing planning and control systems for manufacturing and business operations, including aerospace, electronics and consumer products.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes – 1996 – 2016

  • Provide integrated program and project management support for manufacturing and software distribution requirements and aircraft e-Enabling electronic distribution of software and systems for 737, 747, 777 and 787 programs.

Career Experience – 1975 – 1996

  • Began manufacturing career as a production control coordinator with Square D Company and subsequently worked in manufacturing technical consulting, program management, IT systems and training roles for Avco Lycoming, Lockheed Martin, GE, Westinghouse, Corning, ICI, Flowserve Corporation, Fluor Daniel and CRS Sirrine Engineers.

Academic Activities – 2010 – 2016

  • Affiliate Assistant Professor Institute of Technology and Milgard School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma and Industrial Advisory Board Member, University of Washington Tacoma. Adjunct professor and doctoral dissertation advisor for Capella University, Embry Riddle University and the University of Maryland. Developed MA in Management Information Systems at Embry Riddle University and BSc in Industrial, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at University of Washington Tacoma.