Bachelor, University Washington, 1943. Doctorate, Nova Gorcia Polytechnic Institute, 2004.
Various engineering positions Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, Seattle, 1946—1965, director engineering for Boeing 747, 1965—1971, vice president, general manager 747 division, 1971—1974, vice president program operations, 1974—1976, vice president operations and product development, 1976—1981, executive vice president, 1981—1986, consultant, 1986—1987, since 1987. Chairman aerospace safety advisory panel National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1986. Member Challenger Accident Commission, 1986.
Served to lieutenant junior grade United States Navy, 1943-1945.
Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Daniel Guggenheim award 1990), Royal Aero Society (honorary). Member: International Federation Airworthiness (president 1989), Slovenian Academy Engineering (honorary).
Married Nancy Ann French, June 14, 1943.