Mike Dickinson

Vice President

The Boeing Company


Mike Dickinson leads the newly formed Manufacturing Business Office. He is responsible to drive manufacturing strategies, standards, and priorities for The Boeing Company, optimize manufacturing asset utilization, guide global strategy for manufacturing resources and assets, and guide the development of future production systems and processes.

With more than 30 years of company experience, his previous roles include vice president of Supply Chain for Boeing’s Embraer Partnership & Group Operations and vice president of Supply Chain Strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He’s also served roles of increasing leadership responsibility for Boeing Fabrication, 757, 767, 777, 787 and Sonic Cruiser programs.

Mike graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Management. He later received a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.


Factory closures, import restrictions and export bans in the wake of COVID-19 have fractured supply chains the world over, adding pressure for diversification or reshoring. Yet, these are two distinct options and neither is easy to implement, especially at a time when many firms are focused mainly on the demand picture.

July 16, 2020