Donald W. Ruhmann '86

RuhmannDon Ruhmann is Director of Airplane Engineering Integration for The Boeing Company’s 777X Program,  responsible for leading Airplane Level Integration, Engineering Operations, Flight Sciences, Systems Engineering, Airplane Safety, Certification and Performance, Integrated Verification, Airplane Integration Office, Connectivity and Customer Engineering.

Prior to this, Ruhmann was the Vice President, Commercial Aviation Services for Middle East, Russia, Central Asia, and Africa. In this role, he was the senior Boeing counterpart to Airline Technical and Operations Executives for post delivery technical and business issues.

Ruhmann’s previous assignments varied from in-service technical support, Aircraft On Ground (AOG) engineering support, and the 777 Program. He led Extended Operations (ETOPS) strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes Programs as part of the Commercial Aviation Services (CAS) Regulatory Affairs organization.  

Prior to that Ruhmann was the 777 Fleet Support Chief, responsible for 777 fleet support strategy, including all 777 technical issues after the airplane is delivered. Following this, he was Director, 787 Propulsion Systems, where he was responsible for Engineering, Supply Chain and Manufacturing for the 787-8 and 787-9 Propulsion Systems.

Ruhmann joined Boeing in 1989 as a liaison engineer. He has a Master of Science in applications of physics from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University. He completed Executive Education at Columbia University in May of 2012. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife and daughter.