Tim retired in July of 2016 after twenty-four years with The Boeing Company. In his fourteen years as a vice president, Tim worked in Boeing’s commercial airplanes, defense and space, and internal services businesses in both line and staff leadership roles. His positions included leading multiple business units in what is now Boeing Global Services, leading the Manufacturing and Safety organization for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and serving as Vice President of Quality for what is now Boeing Defense, Space and Security.
Before joining Boeing, Tim worked for IBM for nine years holding several management positions in engineering and program management. Copes holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tim serves on the Board of Directors and as Honorary (prior) Board Chair for the nonprofit Pacific Science Center in Seattle.