Kourosh Hadi Joins HRL Laboratories Board of Directors

HRL’s most recent Board of Directors member, Kourosh Hadi. © 2019 HRL Laboratories, LLC.

HRL Laboratories, LLC, leadership and staff are pleased to welcome Kourosh Hadi, Boeing’s Director of Commercial Airplane Product Development, to its Board of Directors.

Since 2012, Hadi has been responsible for development of all new and derivative Boeing airplanes. He also oversees advanced concepts, technology integration, and competitor airplane analysis. He also has been working with the University of Washington William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering since 2007 as the Boeing focal executive. Before his current position, Hadi was the Boeing 767 chief project engineer, including NewGen Tanker chief project engineer. He was responsible for leading the program, and maintaining technical integrity and quality engineering design, certification, and safety. He was also chief of product development for derivatives of all Boeing Commercial Aircraft models, leading the preliminary design and successful launch of programs including 747-8, 777 Freighter, and 747 Dreamlifter. Hadi was deputy chief project engineer and integration leader for 747-400, integration leader for 747-4000ER, and was 767-400ER wing integrated product team leader. He was promoted into management in the configuration and engineering analysis group in 2000, leading product development programs for 747, 767, and new airplane programs. He began with Boeing as a noise research engineer in 1985.

“We are very excited to welcome Kourosh Hadi to the HRL Board of Directors,” said HRL President and CEO Parney Albright. “With his extensive history with Boeing airplanes, Kourosh brings extremely detailed technical knowledge as well as decades of top-level leadership experience to the HRL Board.”

Hadi received master’s and bachelor’s degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Washington and completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2007.

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HRL Laboratories, LLC, Malibu, California (hrl.com) is a corporate research-and-development laboratory owned by The Boeing Company and General Motors specializing in research into sensors and materials, information and systems sciences, applied electromagnetics, and microelectronics. HRL provides custom research and development and performs additional R&D contract services for its LLC member companies, the U.S. government, and other commercial companies.

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