Bill Gendron, vice president and general manager of operations, and C-17 deputy program manager for The Boeing Company, will retire on Oct. 31 with almost 32 years of service. A successor has not yet been named.
Gendron joined the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1966. He has held a variety of management positions in the company, mostly in space and missile programs in Southern California and Pueblo, Colo.
He joined the C-17 Globemaster III program in October 1994, previously serving as vice president and general manager of operations, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace West.
He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is a member of the Airlift-Tanker Association and the National Defense Transportation Association.
Gendron plans to retire to Washington state with his wife, Marni.