LIVE! 2007 Speaker
Kenneth Porad
Program Manager, Automated Identification Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group

Kenneth Porad is responsible for overall program management for bar coding and the marking of parts within Boeing's commercial airplanes group. He is the Boeing engineering representative to the Air Transport Association's task force that developed the industry standard bar code format. Porad's current focus is establishing an aviation industry standard for radio frequency identification of parts and the certification of their safe use on commercial airplanes. Porad joined Boeing in April 1980, and has since held positions within engineering and management in both the aircraft and missile systems and commercial airplanes business units. He holds a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University and an M.S. degree from the University of Southern California.