Keith Reiley has been selected as the lead systems engineer for Boeing [NYSE: BA] NASA Systems, located in Washington, D.C. He will report to Chuck Allen, Boeing Space Exploration Systems (SES), vice president and program manager.
"Keith is a welcome addition to our team, bringing a wealth of NASA and Boeing experience in space exploration," said Allen. His practical integration experience with the assembly and configuration of the space station makes him uniquely qualified for the challenges of the new National Space Policy."
As the lead systems engineer, Reiley will oversee system level interfaces and requirements for exploration systems and apply proper tools, procedures, and processes across the entire system. He will have final authority over all system level studies and other decisions.
Reiley says a background in integration will help with the challenges posed by developing a new system. "I am honored to have this opportunity and look forward to working with NASA. I believe that we can use Boeing resources and experience in human space flight to help NASA expand human presence beyond low earth orbit," Reiley said.
Prior to this assignment, Reiley worked for Boeing as manager of Mobile Communications for Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, Calif. Previous to that he worked 12 years for NASA.
Reiley began his career as a Department of Defense satellite controller. He worked for NASA as a space shuttle mission controller and on a wide variety of jobs on the International Space Station (ISS).
On ISS, he was as an assembly engineer, launch package manager, Russian segment integration manager, manager for the Mission Integration Office and finally, manager for Program Integration. He joined Hughes Satellite division in 2000 (which later became Boeing Satellite Systems) as a manager of a variety of satellite programs, including the Thuraya Program, a turnkey communications system providing satellite phone service over Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Western Asia.
Reiley graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in engineering physics. He also has a master's degree in systems engineering from the University of Houston.
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