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Ken Hampton

Hampton, Kenneth J.

Job Title: Customer Engineering Account Manager
Company: The Boeing Company
Industry: Aerospace
Mentor Since: Fall 2005
Will Mentor: Early Career MBA, Graduate Students, Undergrad Students

Job Description

Program management interface between airline customers and engineers (Boeing or suppliers) to define and deliver a customer's 787 airplane. The typical duration of an airplane design program, from sale to delivery, is three years. Manage a core Boeing engineering design team of 8 - 10 members.

Company Description

Boeing Commercial Airplanes is committed to being the leader in commercial aviation by offering airplanes and services that deliver superior design, efficiency and value to our customers and a superior flying experience to their customers. Today, there are more than 10,000 Boeing commercial jetliners in service; airplanes that fly farther on less fuel, airplanes that reduce airport noise and emissions, airplanes that provide passenger-preferred comfort while delivering superior bottom-line performance to operators. Leadership for today and tomorrow. That's a better way to fly. Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a business unit of The Boeing Company, is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and employs more than 60,000 people worldwide.

Employment History

1997 - Present: The Boeing Company. Account Management, Program Management, Product Development, Technical Documents, Senior Design Engineer.


MBA, Product Marketing, Seattle University, 2002
BA, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1997

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Mentoring objectives include: career development, interviewing, networking, job shadowing, outside the box tactics, community service, connecting mentees with experts in their field of interest. Boeing is a large company with many careers to explore. Meeting as a group is key and individual meetings can be arranged for specific topics as needed.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

We will negotiate meeting time and location. Preferred eastside or at Boeing Everett.

Additional Information

I have participated for over ten years as a Seattle University Albers School mentor. Let's get started!