Vice President, Fabrication
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Kim Westenskow is vice president of Fabrication for Defense, Space & Security (BDS). She is responsible for an integrated Fabrication strategy across BDS, including leading the group’s 1,500 employees and four Centers of Excellence, where critical parts are made for Boeing’s defense, space and commercial products. She also leads the Production Controls/Materials Management and Property Management groups, as well as the BDS boards focused on asset utilization and make/buy decisions.
From January 2015 to August 2018, Westenskow was managing director for Boeing Canada Operations Ltd. and general manager for Boeing Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba. As managing director, Westenskow led the development and implementation of the Boeing Canada enterprise strategy. She also served as the company’s senior corporate representative and chaired the Boeing Canada Holdings Board. She was responsible for leading Canada’s largest aerospace composite manufacturer – the country’s third largest aerospace facility.
Prior to her assignment in Winnipeg, Westenskow served as director of SQ Airplane Program Support and Operations.
Westenskow started her career with The Boeing Company in 1989, working as an Industrial Engineer Methods Analyst. She also led teams in Operations, Quality and Engineering.
A graduate of Montana State University, Westenskow holds a Bachelor of Science. She is also a graduate of W.P. Carey Arizona State University receiving a Masters of Business Administration.
Westenskow is married and has two daughters studying at Washington State University.