John Mulholland

John Mulholland is vice president and program manager for Boeing Commercial Programs. Mulholland leads Boeing’s efforts on commercial crew and cargo programs, including work on Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) Space Act Agreements. Mulholland ensures that innovations and capabilities from across Boeing are used in development of space transportation vehicles to support NASA and commercial customers. Prior to his present position, Mulholland was the vice president and program manager for Boeing’s Space Shuttle Program, responsible for overall direction and successful execution, from January 2008 to August 2011. Mulholland led Boeing in its role as the major subcontractor to United Space Alliance (USA) in support of its operations contract with NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Prior to this position, Mulholland was the program director and chief engineer for Boeing’s Space Shuttle Orbiter team. Mulholland was also responsible for resolving pre- and in-flight space shuttle engineering technical issues and maintaining the fleet’s mission readiness. Previously, he was a Boeing associate program director for Orbiter Vehicle Engineering where he led a team of about 400 employees in Huntington Beach, Calif., Houston, and Kennedy Space Center, Fla., responsible for space shuttle sustaining engineering, anomaly resolution and certification of flight readiness. A NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal recipient, Mulholland was employed at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico from 1986 to 1996 and was responsible for shuttle propulsion testing, including refurbishment of the orbiters’ flight components. From 1996 to 2002, he was space shuttle deputy manager of operations and project engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) where he time was responsible for orbiter vehicle modifications, flight and ground processing anomaly resolution, and flight preparation and vehicle modification processes. Mulholland is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering.

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