CMSgt Carl Baker, USAF (Ret), Board Member
As Senior Manager of Business Excellence functions, Carl leads Boeing-San Antonio in its role of key processes implementation and integration providing Functional Excellence in support of all Programs. He is responsible for overall direction and successful execution of Information Technology, Production Engineering, and LEAN+ & Employee Involvement. Carl was born in Valdosta Georgia. After attending Valdosta State University, he entered the United States Air Force and served a very distinguished Air Force career. His vast composition of maintenance experiences during his career were both unique and diverse consisting of Trainer, Fighter, and Airlift aircraft. As Chief Master Sergeant, he directed the maintenance efforts of numerous Aircraft Maintenance Units and Organizational Maintenance Squadrons in several Air Force Military Commands. He retired from active duty in 2000 as Logistics Chief of the Combat Logistics Support Squadron, Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas.
Carl joined the Boeing Company in August 2000 as a manager on the KC-135 Programmed Depot Maintenance Program directing Major Structural Repairs. In October 2001, he was promoted to Senior Manager and reassigned to manage Backshop Operations. In 2003 he assumed the position of Program Manager of all backshop and support operations. In 2005 Carl was assigned to the position of Site Operations Management with oversight of aircraft Operations Support. In this position, he was directly responsible to the Site General Manager and Boeing Defense, Space & Security Operations in support of assigned aircraft programs? execution and performance to plan.