Bellevue: Presentation Only --- Seattle Geographic Community Strategy Update (more information)

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Event Details

This presentation will be available using GoToWebinar so that participants who can’t attend in person will be able to view the session through a web-based link.

Date Information


0.5 RU
Hotel 116
Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444
Registration 5:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Announcements 6:45 p.m.
Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Adjourn 8:00 p.m.
Parking: Free on site
Contact: Fred Cramer

Please note: Webinar information will be emailed to registered participants the evening before the event.

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Seattle Geographic Community Strategy Update

Once a year the Seattle Geographic Community Board shares our latest strategic plans with the membership.  Last year we focused on a Daily Management System to standardize the responsibilities of our Leadership team.  We also developed a de-centralization strategy that we believe will increase access and participation in organization sponsored events.  We will share these activities and facilitate breakout discussions to generate other ideas to provide value to the members.

Greg Sinn

Greg Sinn has gained extensive operations experience throughout his career with The Boeing Airplane Company, Talgo Rail, Panasonic Avionics, Northwest Aerospace Technologies, Grant Thornton Consulting and most recently Collins Aerospace. He has held engineering, management and executive roles in Manufacturing Engineering, Operations, Program Management and Business Strategy Consulting.

At Boeing, Greg was involved in commercial airplane programs since joining the company in 1988.  He began his career developing manufacturing plans for 737 wings and also worked in the operations of the 777, 747, and 757 Airplane Programs. His responsibilities have included leading Design/Build teams to develop the 777 airplane, building plans to transfer manufacturing processes between plants, developing automated assembly processes for airplane components, implementing design modifications into manufacturing, and aftermarket environments.

As a Director of Operations at Talgo, Greg led the implementation of the company’s current maintenance services business, while working to grow Talgo’s North American Rail presence.  He worked to standardize maintenance activities, and bring new technologies to Talgo’s high speed train maintenance services in the Northwest, while preparing for inter-city growth throughout North America. Major projects include FRA requested equipment modifications, implementation of a PDA device for capturing corrective maintenance in route, and developing a set value measures that keep the customers updated of train conditions on a daily basis.

He has applied his operations skills at Panasonic Avionics, as a program manager responsible for the delivery of In-flight entertainment systems, and overall refurbishment on commercial airplanes. These programs value between $10 and $50M per program and involved hardware design, software development, multiple certification activities and the integration of internal specialists, customers, and airplane OEM’s to deliver a successful product.

He has also gained experience in management consulting. He utilized project management, six sigma and various improvement methodologies to drive increased performance in large technology companies in the Pacific Northwest.

Most recently Greg led program teams at Northwest Aerospace Technologies and Rockwell Collins to implement commercial airlines aircraft modifications and retrofits for customers, such as American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airlines, Japan Airlines and United Airlines.

Greg is an alumnus of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois where he received a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Seattle University.

Date: Thursday February 13, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enrollment opens: February 4, 2020

Enrollment closes: February 13, 2020

Pricing Information:

Previous price ending 02/13/2020 was $10.00