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Teresa Blanco Olympio

Blanco Olympio, Teresa

Job Title: Senior Director - Boeing Production System
Company: The Boeing Company
Industry: Aerospace
Mentor Since: Fall 2021
Will Mentor: Graduate Students, Undergrad Students

Job Description

Teresa Olympio is the Director of One Boeing Production System for BCA Manufacturing. She was named to the position in August 2021. She rotated into this role after serving as the BPS for the 737 Program. In this role she is responsible for driving all Production System continuous improvement and standards. Before joining Team 737, Olympio served as the Director of Global Field Operations with responsibility for North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Israel. As part of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, & Operations’ (MSC&O) Supply Chain Delivery & Performance team, Olympio’s team is tasked with ensuring stable supply chain operations to support Boeing’s production system. Prior to her time in MSC&O, Olympio was the senior manager for Operations and Supply Chain at the Electrical Services Responsibility Center (ESRC), part of Boeing Fabrication. Before being named to that position, Olympio was the Senior Manager leading the Structures Japan Operations Procurement teams where she had responsibility for supplier performance and production readiness. She also led the Japan Field Operations teams for Kawasaki, Subaru and Nippi, as well as operational performance for Systems and Interiors suppliers. During her time in Japan, she also led 787 Embedded Cost Reduction teams in Japan and Korea. Prior to her international assignment, Olympio was the Interiors Operations and Contracts manager for Boeing Commercial Airplanes Supplier Management, leading a team responsible for contracting, daily program management, operational performance and development of commodity and supplier strategies. Olympio joined Boeing in 2006 as a Finance analyst for the Interiors Responsibility Center (IRC) Business Planning team, part of Boeing Fabrication.

Employment History

15 years with the Boeing Company.


BABA from Seattle University
Systems Engr Cert from MIT
Lean Certifications form University of Kentucky
Executive MBA from WSU

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Students can expect a very open and transparent mentor. I have had multiple roles both domestic and international and can provide many perspectives and share experiences. My expectations is the mentees be actively engaged in our mentor-mentee relationship. We have a lot to learn from each other.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Flexible. Late afternoons preferable. Between Seattle and Snohomish.

Additional Information

I am a mother of three children (Jomary 20, Christopher 12, Brielle 10) and am the first in my family to go to college. I have a deep passion for driving to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce. I am a founding member of Boeing's first Racial Equity Task Force.