Ed Pierson was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Navy Flight School, and George Mason University. He served in the Navy for 30 years (active & reserves). Ed held several military leadership positions including Naval Flight Officer, Mission Commander, Maintenance Officer, Instructor Tactical Coordinator, Squadron Commanding Officer, Leadership Instructor, Chief Staff Officer, and Joint Operations Center Director. At the Boeing Company, Ed held a variety of leadership positions including Flight Operations Senior Manager working inside the Flight Test & Evaluation organization and Senior Manager, Production System Support working within the 737 Program. Throughout his career, Ed has served as a volunteer and chair of safety committees.

BS, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

U.S. Navy Flight School, Pensacola, FL

Joint Professional Military Training, U.S. Air Force, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL

MPA, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Commercial Aviation Services
Program Management Specialist,
Fleet Services
(May 2008-Jan 2010)

Recruited to provide business operations expertise for GoldCare start-up

Revamped project milestones, stakeholder communication & financial reporting for IT projects

Taught Best Practices & Agile software development techniques to Project Managers

Engineering, Operations & Technology
Senior Manager,
Business Operations,
Boeing Test & Evaluation (BT&E)
(Jan 2010-Apr 2015)

Managed Flight Scheduling, Tower and Flight Dispatch functions for Boeing Flight Operations

Delivered business operations support for airplane product testing and engineering evaluations

Coordinated and scheduled flight crew resources to conduct production and engineering flight tests

Boeing 737 Program
Senior Manager
Production System Support
(Apr 2015-Aug 2018)

Senior leader of 737 Final Assembly & P-8 shipside teams responsible for production system support

Coordinated production support for manufacturing operations with engineering, quality, tooling, supply chain, facilities and IT organizations

Supported shipside team members and industrial engineers in developing production reports andmetrics while leveraging data analytics to drive strategic operational improvements

Applied Digital Mapping LLC &
Geospatial Masters LLC
(May 2003-May 2008)

Led two IT start-up companies specializing in location-based mobile technologies, SaaS and business development consulting - held full profit & loss responsibilities

Owned business development, contracting, sales & marketing functions

Developed SaaS geospatial technology service for utility and public safety markets

Seattle Public Utility
Water Supply & Treatment Manager and Material Control Supervisor
(May 1994-May 2003)

Managed water supply and treatment operations for largest public water utility in Pacific Northwest

Supervised warehouse operations, purchasing, recycling and hazardous materials handling

Selected to serve as Worker Safety Council Chair and HAZMAT Committee Chair