PEI Executive Board Member Receives Top Honor
ECE Alum and PEI Executive Board Member Receives Top Honor
Stephen A. Hutti, P.E., manager of Navy Ground Support Equipment Programs for Boeing Ground Support Systems, the Boeing Co., was recently named the 2009 Missouri Society of Professional Engineers St. Louis Chapter Engineer of the Year. Hutti currently serves on the NSPE/PEI Executive Board as the 2008-09 North Central Regional Vice Chair.
Hutti attended the University of Louisville where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering. During his studies, Hutti worked at Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. designing process control systems for their Louisville, Kentucky and Macon, Georgia operations. He joined the Boeing Co. (McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co.) immediately after graduation. Hutti has held various engineering design, development, and leadership positions within Boeing during his 30-plus years with the company. Those assignments included positions on the Air Launched Cruise Missile, Medium Range Air to Surface Missile, Tomahawk Cruise Missile, Advanced Cruise Missile, F-18 Advanced Maintenance Integrated Diagnostics; and F-15 Computerized Fault Reporting System. In 1997, Hutti became the engineering department head for Avionics Support Equipment/Trainers and Supportability Engineering with over 250 engineers under his leadership. In August 1999, Hutti was selected as the program manager for the Weapons Support Systems responsible for support programs for various missile and weapons programs in St. Charles, Missouri. In January 2005, Hutti was assigned to his current position.
Hutti has been recognized for his many achievements over the years. In 2004, he and his engineering team won the Boeing ATLAS Achievement Team Award for the development of a patented process for rejuvenating vidicon tubes extending the service life of the GBU-15 USAF weapon system. Hutti was named the Outstanding Professional Engineer in Industry by the St. Louis Chapter in May 1996. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri and past president of the St. Louis Chapter. Hutti is currently the Boeing Focal for NSPE, the North Central Region Vice-Chair for NSPE’s Professional Engineers in Industry, and the St. Louis Chapter representative for the MSPE PEI committee. He has served on the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Systems Engineering Committee and Integrated Diagnostics Subcommittee. Hutti is currently Vice President of the NDIA’s St. Louis Chapter and member of IEEE.
PEI Congratulates Stephen Hutti on his award! For full article, please visit the National Society of Professional Engineers website.