Ronald Woodard is Chairman of the board and Co-Founder of MagnaDrive Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of industrial power transmission devices. He served as President and CEO of MagnaDrive from 1999 to 2002.
From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Woodard served as President of the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group of The Boeing Company with responsibility for marketing and launching Boeing’s 777-300, 757-300, 767-400 and 737-900 aircraft. He retired as Senior Vice President from The Boeing Company in 1999. He served as President of Boeing de Havilland and Executive Vice President of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group from 1987 to 1991.
Mr. Woodard served as Vice President and General Manager of the Renton Division from 1991 to 1994. He was responsible for the design, development and production of all Boeing narrow-bodied aircraft. He began as a Structural Engineer with Boeing in 1966. His career included assignments in Engineering, Program Management, Sales, Marketing, Procurement and General Management.
Mr. Woodard is a past Chairman of the Seattle Symphony, a trustee of the University of Puget Sound and a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Mr. Woodard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puget Sound and a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California.