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Elizabeth Lund appointed Vice President of Product Development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes

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Elizabeth Lund has been appointed vice president of Product Development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Lund will be responsible for leading preliminary design of new and derivative airplanes and systems, and environmental performance strategy. Lund also will manage  the overall research and development plan across Commercial Airplanes, and support the Product Strategy and Advanced Technology organizations within Commercial Airplanes and Phantom Works. The position reports to Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineering Vice President Mike Denton.

Lund, 43, succeeds Todd Zarfos, who was recently named vice president of 747/767/777 Engineering.

Since June 2005, Lund has served as director of Boeing 777 Manufacturing in Everett, Wash. In Nov. 2006, Lund and her team started using a moving assembly line to build the long-range twin-engine airplane family.

Prior to that, Lund was the director of the Boeing Interiors Responsibility Center (IRC). The IRC designs, manufactures, assembles and integrates a wide range of interior systems for production, aftermarket and spares for Boeing commercial jets. She also served as the director of Business Operations and Supply Chain Management for Boeing's Fabrication Division, where she was responsible for strategy development, work statement management, strategic work placement, and integration of division wide initiatives.

Lund joined Boeing in 1991 as a payloads engineer and has held various assignments in Engineering, including 737 deputy chief project engineer, 737 airplane level integration leader, 737 interiors chief engineer, and senior manager for multi-model passenger and attendant seats.

Lund holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tulsa as well as a master's degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri.

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