Associate Technical Fellow
The Boeing Company (Retired)
David C. (Dave) Dickson retired as an Associate Technical Fellow of the Boeing Company, located in Seattle, WA. Dave’s responsibilities included investigation and implementation of new and existing tooling technologies that help reduce overall production and tooling costs.
Dave was a Boeing employee for more than 35 years. He had assignments as a tool engineer and in tooling management in both Boeing commercial airplanes and military programs including 787, B-2, F-22 and other programs. He was also an integrated product team leader on a military airplanes program and in commercial product development. Dave spent several years on the 787. From the beginning of the program through late 2010, he was the tooling technical leader. He is a Boeing Designated Expert in tooling for composites.
Dave has a BS in mechanical engineering technology from Arizona State University in Tempe and a graduate certificate in project management from City University of Seattle. He is an industry-recognized expert in and has served as an instructor for “Tooling for Composites” for several years for the joint Boeing/University of Washington extension program and for the FAA AMTAS Center of Excellence.
Dave is a member of SME and its Composites Manufacturing Community and was named the recipient of 2010 Judge “Jud” Hall Composites Manufacturing Award by SME; the award honors outstanding contributions to the advancement of composites manufacturing and tooling.