Fireside Chat: Advancing the Production System

  • Integrating data visualization tools for better process visibility
  • Implementing Six Sigma methodologies to reduce defects, enhance product quality, and optimize processes for consistent outputs
  • Developing specialized quality control processes for additive manufacturing technologies
  • Understanding material choice and behavior during the additive manufacturing process
  • Real-time monitoring of print quality through sensors and imaging techniques

Paisley Matthews
VP, BDS Manufacturing & Safety
The Boeing Company

Paisley Matthews is the Vice President of Manufacturing and Safety for Boeing Defense, Space and Security and a member of the Boeing Manufacturing Operations Council. In these roles, she is responsible for ensuring the Defense, Space & Security production system consistently operates in an integrated, lean and effective manner.

Prior to these roles, she was the vice president of Operations for Bombers and Fighters (B&F) and also served as the St. Louis site leader. Matthews oversaw manufacturing, quality, cost, schedule and safety performance for the F/A-18, F-15 and T-7A programs. She was the lead Boeing executive responsible for working with the Defense Contract Management Agency across the St. Louis region to ensure that B&F programs met customer requirements. In addition, she chaired a cross-business and cross-functional team responsible for site-related activities across the St. Louis region.

Previously, Matthews was director of Operations for Phantom Works and Autonomous Systems, two other divisions within Boeing Defense, Space & Security. In that role, Matthews set the strategic direction for manufacturing, helped execute the One Boeing Production System and implemented cutting-edge production initiatives.

Prior roles included director of 787 Final Assembly at Boeing South Carolina, leading 787 Mid-body Program Management, site leader for 787-10 Business Operations and Program Integration leadership for the Space Launch System program. She first joined Boeing in 2002.

Matthews is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Management and the Florida Institute of Technology where she earned a Master of Business Administration.