Director, Change Accelerator
Edward F. Downing is the director Change Accelerator for Boeing South Carolina (BSC) within Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Based in North Charleston, S.C., his responsibilities include leading the development of first-line leadership and engagement, driving teammate engagement and diversity and inclusion, connecting business and functions for growth across the site and enterprise, aligning key enterprise initiatives, enabling and leveraging best practices across the site, and representing Boeing through community and government engagements.
Previously, Downing was the manufacturing leader of BSC Composite. In that role, he was responsible for leading teammates and managers within multiple manufacturing disciplines within Aftbody Assembly. Before that role Downing served as a manufacturing leader in Midbody Assembly, where he led manufacturing and support teams in the build of the 787 fuselage sections. Earlier in his career, Downing held positions of progressive responsibility in operations supporting the 747 and 767 programs.
Downing’s diverse professional background spans more than two decades with experience in manufacturing leadership, operations, quality, supplier management, team member development and Lean and Six Sigma process improvement.
Downing holds a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Management and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from City University of Seattle.