Dan Freeman is vice president of the Enterprise Safety Management System IPT. In this role, Dan is responsible for converting the SMS roadmap and horizon plan to IPT action plans that achieve enterprise SMS objectives; leading common actions for tools, processes and metrics across SMS to assess safety performance; and implementing a system for hazard identification, analysis and risk management across the business. Dan is also Engineering Director for Boeing’s Confident Travel Initiative to help the aviation industry safely resume global air travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Previously, Freeman was Director of Payloads and Customer Engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, responsible for integrating the functional requirements and aesthetics within the cabin and cargo compartments, ensuring functional excellence, and leading the Flammability Compliance System. He was also responsible for the configuration and technical interface with commercial, government and other customers through sales campaigns, airplane delivery, and for fleet modifications. Prior to these roles, Freeman was Chief Engineer for 737 Interiors and Chief Engineer for the Seat Integration Team.
Freeman began his Boeing career in 1987 working in Manufacturing Research and Development, where he supported the Interiors Manufacturing operation. His Boeing career has included leadership roles working with a variety of products throughout Interiors.
Freeman has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University and a certificate from the Advanced Management Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is married and has three children.