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Keynote Address Set for SAMPE 2003 Technical Conference

29 August 2003

Lt. Gen. (ret) George K. Muellner, Senior Vice President, Boeing Company Integrated Defense Systems, with give the SAMPE 2003 Technical Conference Keynote Address at the Society’s fall conference in Dayton, OH at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, September 28 through October 2, 2003.

Gen. Mueller will provide a Keynote Address that discusses why today’s ""A Materially Different World"" have changed the focus and is building upon what we have learned over the last 100 years of technology. During the first 100 years of flight, advances in the material sciences have brought us from wood and fabric to aluminum, exotic alloys and now to advanced composite material systems. Each material advance brought dynamic advances in aircraft performance and mission capability. The second century of manned flight will be characterized by similar advances in materials and manufacturing processes but it will be in a ""materially different world."" The presentation will concentrate on the focus of advances in the next century in reducing the cost of cycle time for building complex aero structures. Tomorrow’s aircraft will weigh ½ as much, be twice as efficient and be delivered in ½ the time as todays.

Gen. Muellner is a member of the Boeing Executive Council. He is responsible for all of Boeings’ air and space systems programs conducted for the US Air Force. He previously was President of the Boeing Phantom Works after having served 31 years in the US Air Force. He served as the Director and Program Executive Officer for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program and was Deputy Chief of Staff for requirements for the Headquarters Air Combat Command at Langley AFB, VA.

He will also be honored by SAMPE at the conference as the recipient of the prestigious George Lubin Memorial Award for his outstanding technology contributions across the M&P industry.






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