Kevin Poulin, the director of Boeing Helena, has been named chairman of the Montana Manufacturing Association.
Poulin was named Director of Boeing Helena in August 2015.
Boeing Helena is a part of Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Fabrication organization, employing more than 150 employees and spanning over 250,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space in Helena, Montana. Boeing acquired the business and operations from Summit Aeronautics Group in 2010. The team’s manufacturing capabilities include the manufacture of titanium and other hard-metal structures for commercial and military aircraft. As the Boeing Helena Leader, Poulin also represents Boeing to local government and community agencies.
Prior to accepting this assignment, Kevin served as senior manager of Production Engineering and Equipment Services for Fabrication Emergent Operations in Auburn, Wash. Emergent Operations is responsible for providing emergent hardware and repair services to Airplane Programs, Commercial Aviation Services, and Boeing’s external supply base. He was first appointed to that position in March 2010.
He started his career with Boeing in 1989 as a Manufacturing Process Engineer. He was responsible for identifying and implementing changes to manufacturing processes to reduce cost, shorten delivery cycle times and improve product quality.