SC State Students to Hear the Boeing Story During Upcoming Executive Speaker Series

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SC State University’s upcoming Executive Speaker Series (ESS) will feature a corporation highlight of The Boeing Company on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at noon in the Belcher Hall fourth floor auditorium. Stephan P. Mueller, director of Human Resources (HR) for the 787 Final Assembly and Delivery for Boeing South Carolina, Boeing Commercial Airline (BCA) Group, will speak to business students regarding “The Boeing Story.”

Dr. Ann Winstead, director of ESS, tells the significance of Mueller’s visit to SC State and how students can benefit from learning about the Boeing Corporation. “As students are increasingly focused on global markets, Boeing stands out because of its international presence and economic impact worldwide. A study of how Boeing has risen to its prominence in the world is a lesson students cannot learn from a textbook," says Winstead.

In his current role, Mueller and his team are responsible for implementing and executing HR solutions that meet the business objectives of final assembly and delivery (FA&D) that are integrated with the overall site. He is also responsible for partnering with site leadership to assure a successful integration of the three different businesses (AFT-body, Mid-body and FA&D). Mueller first joined The Boeing Company in 1981 as a cost and schedules analyst in BCA, specifically supporting Engineering on the 767 program. He progressed through a variety of assignments in commercial airplanes, including positions in cost estimating, business management and HR, and has held senior leadership roles in Human Resources Workforce Administration, both in BCA and at corporate.

In 2000, Mueller left The Boeing Company to work in the contingent labor industry, working for both McDonnell Douglas Technical Services Company and Volt Information Sciences as their respective director of key accounts. He returned to Boeing in November of 2006 as a senior manager in Global Staffing and progressed through the organization to his role as director of Global Staffing Operations. Mueller has an extensive background that includes HR, staffing, college relations, recruiting, contingent labor, labor relations, account management and process integration. He has more than 22 years experience with Boeing, with an emphasis on customer service, problem solving and organizational agility.

A key focus for Mueller in the coming years will be the ability to attract, train and retain a skilled workforce to meet the growing demands of the site. This will include creating and sustaining a work environment that is culturally sensitive to the needs of the employees, community and customers. He will also continue to expand his responsibilities as a representative of Boeing in various community organizations and affiliations.

Mueller completed his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. He has attended executive leadership programs through Boeing, and in 1999, was selected to attend the HR Global Leaders Seminar in Ann Arbor, Mich. Mueller received his Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification in 2006 and is a strong advocate of LEAN+ methodologies in the white collar workplace.

Outside of work, Mueller enjoys traveling with his wife, yard work and golf when time allows. While his kids were growing up, Mueller was actively involved in coaching softball, basketball and soccer. Born in Munich, Germany, Mueller and his wife now reside in Charleston, S.C. and have three children.