Title: Functional Manager (Retired)
Location: Torrance, California, United States
Linda S. Perez, retired functional manager from Boeing, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of design engineering.
Ms. Perez has cultivated a fulfilling career in the engineering industry, having accumulated more than four decades of expertise in the field. Now retired from full-time work, she operated as a functional manager for Boeing from 1979 to 2016. Throughout her time within the world-renowned aerospace organization, she specialized in satellites, spacecraft integration and testing, and intelligence and analytics. Likewise, she was well-versed in graphic design and the fundamentals of building, structuring and designing various pieces of aerospace equipment.
After graduating from high school, Ms. Perez focused on her continued forward progression. To wit, she briefly attended El Camino College in 1989, during which time she completed coursework in computer graphic design. She subsequently began her career in earnest, working with Hughes Aircraft in early 1979 before she ultimately joined Boeing later the same year. She subsequently rose to serve as the manager of spacecraft integrity and testing of GSE and riggers. Additionally, Ms. Perez had the opportunity to serve as a project manager with Boeing Intelligence and Analytics. Before retiring, Ms. Perez acted as the functional manager of Boeing Satellites.
Ms. Perez developed a thriving reputation for her expertise in project planning and program management. To wit, she notably managed approximately 50 union technicians during her career and was responsible for coordinating with spacecraft managers and engineers on a daily basis. Ms. Perez similarly served as a team lead for BSS composite production; in this capacity, she developed her fluency in many new engineering disciplines, including battery production, microwave tubes, spot welding and cryogenics.
Among her most memorable achievements, Ms. Perez garnered recognition for her contributions to the launch preparation of the C-17 airplane. Furthermore, she collaborated with a team at Seal Beach on a new unmanned aircraft model, which was flown by engineers on the ground. Accounting for her success, she remembers the incredible influence of her father, who also worked in the aerospace industry for Raytheon, The Boeing Company and Hughes Aircraft during his time in the field. To commemorate her accomplishments, Ms. Perez was recognized by the National Association of Professional Women for outstanding and excellent dedication to her profession as a female in 2013 and 2014.
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