Patrick Michael Shanahan (Patrick Shanahan) was born on 27 June 1962. Shanahan’s father, Mike, was a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Army. At an October 2017 event celebrating the release of the documentary “The Vietnam War,” Shanahan said that “growing up, my understanding of the war came from my dad, his friends and the few stories they would share.”
Patrick Shanahan most recently served as Boeing senior vice president, Supply Chain & Operations. A Washington state native, Mr. Shanahan joined Boeing in 1986 and spent over three decades with the company.
Though Trump and Pence seem to be in the Shanahan fan club, Sen. John McCain – long considered one of Washington’s most respected voices on all things related to the military – was not. In 2017, the Arizona Republican, who died in August, threatened to block Shanahan’s appointment after Shanahan’s response to a question about providing arms to Ukraine and his lack of Pentagon experience, according to CNN.
Patrick M. Shanahan Full Biography and Profile
Patrick M. Shanahan, also known as Pat, served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Operations at The Boeing Company from April 4, 2016 to June 9, 2017. Mr. Shanahan served as Vice President of Professional Services at 748 Inc.
He served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Airplane Programs at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Inc. since December 2008. He served as Vice President of Business Development at 748 Inc. He served as an Executive Officer of Boeing Co. He was responsible for all aspects of the airplane program at Boeing.
Patrick Shanahan served as Vice President and General Manager of Airplane Programs & Boeing Commercial Airplanes at Boeing Co. since December 2008. He served as Vice President and General Manager of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, Inc.
Mr. Shanahan served as Vice President and General Manager of 787 Program at Boeing Commercial Airplanes of Boeing Co. from October 2007 to December 2008. He served as Vice President of Boeing co., since October 2007 and also served as Vice President and General Manager of Missile Defense Systems of Boeing Co. since December 2004.
He moved to Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems unit in 2002, leading the Philadelphia-based division that makes helicopters and other rotorcraft. Mr. Shanahan served as Vice President and General Manager of Rotorcraft Systems and was responsible for all U.S. Army Aviation programs and supporting functional activities in Philadelphia and Mesa, Arizona.
Patrick Shanahan served as Vice President and General Manager of Boeing Commercial Airplanes 757 Programs since February 2000 and was responsible for the design, production and profitability of the Boeing 757 family of airplanes. He also served as Program Manager of the Boeing 767-400ER Program since March 1999.
He served as Director of the 767 Manufacturing Business Unit of Boeing Co., since 1997, where his responsibilities included body structures assembly, systems installation, final body join, functional test and interior installation. He also served as Director of the Tooling Business Unit for the Fabrication Division since 1995.
Mr. Shanahan joined Boeing in 1986 and progressed through a number of diverse assignments, including significant involvement in Computer Services and the Boeing 777 Program. He serves on the board of directors for the American Parkinson Disease Association and serves as Vice Chair of Board of Regents at University of Washington.
Patrick M. Shanahan served as Secretary and Treasurer of the American Helicopter Society International Board of Directors. In 2005, he was elected a Fellow to The Royal Aeronautical Society. He was further honored in 2004, being named as a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Mr. Shanahan studied Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and a dual Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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