Mark Ripke has been a Chief Engineer for Boeing Salt Lake since 2013. In this role, Mark leads the Engineering organization of approximately 100 employees consisting of managers, engineers, and technicians with a strong focus on Producibility. Statement of work for the team is supporting the fabrication/assembly of composite/metallic aircraft end items across all Boeing Commercial models through aligned design and build. Mark began his career with The Boeing Company in 1998. He has held leadership positions in Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Maintenance, Information Technology, and Engineering. Prior to Boeing, Mark held leadership and technical roles with the Department of Defense and Westinghouse, which focused on design, metallurgical, non-destructive test, equipment, and tool engineering disciplines.
He is a graduate of Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. In addition, he holds several degrees from the USAF Air University and Community College of the Air Force.
In addition to the Utah STEM Foundation, Mark serves on the Utah Board of Education Engineering and Technology Advisory Board, Utah Technology Initiative Advisory Board, and the College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Boards for the University of Utah, Utah State University, and Weber State University.