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BOEING ANNOUNCES PROFESSORSHIPS AT UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

 BOEING ANNOUNCES PROFESSORSHIPS AT UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
 SEATTLE, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has established the John E. (Jack) Steiner and Joseph F. Sutter Professorships at the University of Washington, in recognition of two of the company's most highly acclaimed engineers of the jet transport age.
 The new endowed professorships, announced by Boeing Chairman Frank Shrontz, are made possible through a gift from The Boeing Co.
 The Steiner Professorship, in Polymer Composites, and the Sutter Professorship, in Design of Complex Systems, are both in the College of Engineering. The first Steiner professor will be Dr. James C. Seferis, professor of Chemical Engineering and director of the Polymeric Composites Laboratory. The first Sutter professor will be Dr. Brian W. Mar, professor of Civil Engineering.
 A 1940 graduate of the University of Washington with a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in aeronautical engineering, Steiner worked for Boeing for 43 years. Best known for his engineering and program management work on the 727, and as head of both the 737 and 747 programs at their start, Steiner also was active in the technology, development, design and management of the 707 program, as well as being involved in the start-up of the 757 and 767 programs. Steiner retired from Boeing in 1984 as vice president, Corporate Product Development, and became chairman of the Aeronautical Policy Review Committee for the Office of the President of the United States. He retired from that position in 1990. Steiner is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, U.S.A.; a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; a Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India; and a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society of Great Britain. He was elected to Great Britain's Fellowship of Engineering -- equivalent to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. In 1987, Steiner was awarded the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Trophy; he also was awarded "Summa Laude Dignatus," the University of Washington's highest alumni honor.
 Sutter is a 1943 graduate of the University of Washington in aeronautical engineering. In his 41-year career with Boeing, Sutter is best known as the chief engineer on the 747. Early in his Boeing career, Sutter served as aerodynamics unit chief on the Boeing Model 367-80, the prototype of the United States' first jet transport, the Boeing 707. Sutter also was instrumental in bringing the company's new-generation jetliners -- the 757, 767, the 747-300 and 737-300, to the point where they emerged as firm product offerings. Among Sutter's accomplishments was his appointment in 1986 to the President's Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger accident. Sutter retired in 1986 as executive vice president of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, but continues to serve as a consultant to Boeing. Sutter is a Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society of England; and a recipient of the National Aeronautic Association's Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy and the Guggenheim Medal (for notable achievements in the advancement of aeronautics).
 As illustrated by their extensive Boeing achievements and industry honors and awards, Steiner and Sutter are recognized throughout the world of aeronautics as two of the industry's preeminent aircraft designers.
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