Gale Schluter

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Engineer of the Year Award 2000

Boeing Vice President-General Manager

Boeing Vice President-General Manager Gale Schluter Named Engineer of the Year

Boeing Vice President-General Manager Gale Schluter

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, May 18, 2000 - The Orange County section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has selected Gale Schluter as its Engineer of the Year.

Schluter, who is vice president-general manager of Boeing Expendable Launch Systems (ELS), will be honored at the Orange County AIAAs annual awards dinner this Wednesday evening, May 17.

I am extremely pleased to be receiving this award, said Schluter, who has led ELS since 1997. I consider it a career highlight.

Schluter is responsible for all Boeing expendable launch vehicle programs including: Delta II, Delta III, Delta IV, the Inertial Upper Stage and the Boeing segment of Sea Launch. He also serves as president of Delta Launch Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, which is responsible for sales of Delta launch services.

Prior to the 1997 merger with Boeing, Schluter served as vice president-general manager of Space & Defense Systems with McDonnell Douglas. His responsibilities included Launch Vehicle Programs, International Space Station, C4I (Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence) and Advanced Space Systems. Previously, Schluter held positions as vice president-general manager, McDonnell Douglas Space Transportation Division, and vice president-general manager, International Space Station.

Active in local civic endeavors, Schluter serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Cancer and Education and Research Foundation. He is an active member and associate fellow of the AIAA and was a member of the 1997 Distinguished Lecturer Program. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Oregon State University in 1962.

The nonprofit AIAA is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession. It works to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics, while fostering and promoting the professionals engaged in these pursuits. Although founded and based in the United States, AIAA is a global organization with nearly 30,000 individual professional members. Its ranks include more than 50 corporate members, thousands of customers worldwide, and an active international outreach.

AIAA is the U.S. representative on the International Astronautical Federation and the International Council on the Aeronautical Sciences. Locally, the section represents nearly 800 members who live and/or work in Orange County.