The Boeing Company has named Dr. Pamela A. Drew as vice president of Engineering and Information Technology in the Phantom Works advanced research and development division.
The Engineering and Information Technology organization was recently formed by combining Phantom Works' Engineering Technology group with its Math and Computing Technology group. Drew had been director of Math and Computing Technology as well as chief information officer for Phantom Works.
Leading the new organization, Drew will be responsible for working with the company's business units to provide them with the innovative engineering and information technologies they need to run their businesses more efficiently and make their products and services more competitive in the global market place.
"Pam has the necessary background, skills, energy and enthusiasm to take on this new responsibility," said George Muellner, president of Phantom Works. "I'm confident that under her leadership the new organization will be highly productive and add great value to Boeing and its customers."
Drew holds a B.A. in mathematics and an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science. Before coming to Boeing in 1996, she was an assistant professor of computer science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Prior to that, she led R&D projects at US West Advanced Technologies while simultaneously completing her doctorate at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Her first Boeing assignment was as manager of applied research in information management and collaborative technologies. In 1998, she was promoted to director of this area and served there until January 2001, when she was appointed director of Math and Computing Technologies in Phantom Works and CIO of the R&D unit shortly thereafter.
Drew has published more than 25 articles in her field and is a recognized leader in the international information management and software technology R&D communities. She currently serves on the National Research Council's Board on Engineering and Manufacturing Design providing guidance to the National Academy of Sciences.
As the advanced research and development division of The Boeing Company, Phantom Works serves as the catalyst of innovation for the enterprise. Working together with all the business units, it provides innovative, breakthrough technologies they need to dramatically reduce the cycle time and cost while improving the quality and performance of their aerospace products and services.
As part of Phantom Works, the Engineering and Information Technology group will focus on providing a wide range of innovative, affordable technologies in such areas as avionics, aerodynamics, modeling and simulation, computational methods, next generation networks and information management for system-of-system solutions, and system safety and reliability.