Richard Lofland & Associates
Richard A. (Dick) Lofland retired from Boeing in January 2005 after 43 years. Prior to Boeing, he worked with Hughes Helicopters Inc. and McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems. During that time he served as general supervisor of final assembly of the prototype Apache Helicopters, department manager of the Hughes Helicopter Inc. Engineering R&D Composite Laboratory, and senior program manager of the Intercomponent Work Department.
For the last 12 years, Dick served as program lead for environmental and R&D projects within the Materials Process and Standards Department at Boeing. Currently, he serves as president of Richard Lofland and Associates, where he deals with composite applications on aerospace products.
Dick is a member of SME and received the Composites Manufacturing Association’s J.H. “Jud” Hall award in January 1990. He served as chairman of the Composites Manufacturing Association (CMA/SME) in 1993 and was elected to the SME College of Fellows in May 1994. He served three years on the board of directors from 1995–1998; as chair and co-chair of the Plastics, Composites & Coatings Community; as chair of the Composite Tech Group; and as chair of the Technical Community Network (TCN).
Dick received his BS degree in professional aeronautics and a MAS degree in aeronautics and aviation/aerospace management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Phoenix, AZ. He holds a Private Helicopter FAA Pilot License certificate and an Airplane Single Engine Land – Commercial FAA Pilots License certificate.