V. P. – Materials, Manufacturing, Structures & Support;
Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology

Dr. Dianne Chong is the Vice President of Materials, Manufacturing, Structures & Support in the Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology organization. In this position she leads the organization responsible for development and support of manufacturing processes and program integration for the Boeing Enterprise.


Prior to this she was the Director of Materials & Process Technology for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Dr. Chong was also the Director of Strategic Operations and Business for IDS Engineering. In this capacity, she was the lead director defining and implementing a solid strategy for all Boeing Engineering. She has also been the Department Head / team leader of MSE, liaison, and process control groups in Phantom Works and Integrated Defense Systems.


Dr. Chong received Bachelors degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Illinois. She also earned Masters degrees in physiology and metallurgical engineering. In 1986, Dr. Chong received her Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois. She also completed an Executive Master of Manufacturing Management at Washington University.


Dr. Chong has served as the St. Louis representative to Military Handbook 5 where she has chaired the Aerospace Users’ Group and the titanium casting group. Dr. Chong is a member of TMS, AIAA, ASM International, SME, SWE, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Tau Beta Pi. She has been recognized for managerial achievements and as a diversity change agent. She was also recognized as an outstanding alumna of University of Illinois in 2006. Dr. Chong has been a member of the National Materials Advisory Board. She has served on the Board of Trustees and is a Fellow of the ASM International. In 2007-08, she served as the President of ASM International. Dr. Chong is currently serving on the NAS Board on Global Science and Technology and is a commissioner to the ABET EAC. In 2010, she received the AAEOY award for corporate management. She is also a Fellow of SME.