Frank Doerner is the chief engineer for Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), the advanced centralized research and development unit of The Boeing Company. Doerner is responsible for ensuring technical excellence across all BR&T products and services. He has functional responsibility for a 3,300–person engineering team across multiple sites with a $250 million overhead budget. He leads the engineering skills, tools and process development activities for BR&T’s engineering community. Doerner has also served as the BR&T vice president of airplane producibility technologies and the vice president of materials, processes & structures. Doerner is on the executive committee for the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Engineering Advisory Counsel and is an executive trustee of the Academy of Science of St. Louis. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado, an M.S. in mechanical engineering and an MBA from Washington University, St. Louis.