May Professional Development Meeting:  Boeing Long Beach C17 Plant Tour
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The C-17 is the world's premier heavy-airlift aircraft and has proven itself as a versatile strategic and theater airlifter in every recent worldwide operation, from Operation Iraqi Freedom to humanitarian relief missions.

Come join us with this tour to learn what is C-17's unique capability, what is their high performance programs about and why C-17 is so special that no other airlifter can substitute.
Note:  Registrations are limited to 20 attendees only!  Hurry to register and pay as slots will close fast.  Once slots have been filled, you will be waitlisted.   NO REFUNDS after registering for the event unless in the case of a medical emergency. 
All attendees must wear comfortable closed-toe walking shoes for the tour…high heels and sandals are NOT allowed. Cameras are NOT permitted on the tour, and each guest need will need to present a valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport) to receive their badge.  For security reasons, tour is available to U.S. Citizens only.  
Directions to Boeing Long Beach:
Take 405 fwy to Cherry Ave NORTH exit (second Cherry Ave exit). Proceed north on Cherry Ave to first stoplight. Turn right onto Wardlow Rd and proceed to first stoplight. Turn right onto Boeing Way. Stay in left lane and follow signs to Visitor Parking. Security Guards will direct the attendees into lot 18 for parking. Attendees will meet across the driveway at the Security Booth for badging
Phone: (562) 593-5511 


Alan Baker is an Airlift Business Development Representative for Boeing’s C-17 Program in Long Beach, California.  In that capacity, he is responsible for marketing and sales for the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, and for the strategy that develops new mobility products to meet customer needs and ensure long-term airlift growth for the company.


Alan joined the company in July 2007.  Before coming to Boeing, he completed a highly successful career in the United States Air Force where he held key jobs at the squadron, wing, major command and joint command levels.  He was the Director of Staff at Headquarters Air Mobility Command and commanded the 634th Air Mobility Support Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.  He was a command pilot with over 3,500 flying hours in the C-5 and C-130 aircraft.


He is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he received his bachelor of science degree in business administration.  He has a master of science degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Air War College, Joint Forces Staff College, United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College, United States Air Force Command and Staff College, and United States Air Force Squadron Officer School.



Alan is married and has two adult children.  He enjoys cooking and travel. 

Visit the company website.

1. Register.    (Registration Closed)
2. Pay.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Early Registration Deadline:
Thursday, May 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Registration is limited to 20 attendees only
10:00 a.m. - Must arrive by this time at Security Center for badging.  Late attendees may not be accepted.
10:15 a.m. - C-17 Update in Business Development Conf
10:45 a.m. - Cart tour of C-17 Production Faciilty
12:00 noon - Depart for option lunch at outside location


Boeing Long Beach (map)

2401 East Wardlow Road

Long Beach, CA 90807
Telephone: (562) 593-5511


$30 - Pre-registered Non-members
$20 - Pre-Registered Members
$20 - Pre-Registered Affiliate Member (ISM/ASQ)
$20 - Pre-Registered APICS Student Member
$15 - Pre-Registered LAPICS Student Member
$15 - Pre-Registered LAPICS Board Member
No walk-ins or late registrations allowed

Payment must be provided at time of registration. No-shows are billed.
*Preregistered LAPICS Chapter student members receive a full refund when attending event. Payment is refunded to PayPal account after event. You must belong to a LAPICS student chapter to qualify.