Bob Krieger, vice president and general manager of Engineering for Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems, has been named 2002 Engineer of the Year by the St. Louis chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. Krieger will receive the award tonight at the chapter's annual banquet in St. Louis.
Krieger leads more than 13,000 engineers who design, develop and produce Boeing military products and services. Previously, he was vice president of Engineering Technology for Boeing Phantom Works, the advanced research and development unit of the Boeing Company. In his 33 years with the company, he has held leadership positions on various advanced weapons systems and aircraft development programs.
Krieger holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He also holds a master's degree and a doctorate in applied space sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. Krieger is a past recipient of several American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics awards.
Founded in 1937, the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers is the only organization in the state that represents all engineering disciplines. The society advocates strong licensure laws and the ethical and competent practice of engineering to protect public health, safety and welfare. Candidates for the St. Louis chapter's Engineer of the Year Award are judged on a variety of criteria, including engineering achievement, professional society activities, education, and civic and military service.