Art J. Lallo 7W9, Ph.D., a V-22 engineering manager at the Boeing Co., has been named vice chairman of Williamson’s board of trustees, announced William J. Bonenberger 7W9, board chairman.
Bonenberger said, “I couldn’t be more pleased about Art being named vice chair of the board! Since Art and I are 7W9 classmates I’ve known him for almost 40 years and trust him implicitly. I can’t think of anyone who has had as big an impact as Art has in the short time he’s been on the board. He’s committed, he’s enthusiastic, he has a doctorate in education, and he has almost four decades of experience solving problems and dealing with important issues in senior management at Boeing. Art is a professional and a pleasure to work with. He makes things happen.”
President Michael Rounds said, “I am excited about the board’s choice of Art Lallo as their vice chairman and am looking forward to working with him in this new role. I have been very impressed with his leadership, knowledge, energy, and commitment while he served these past two years as the chairman of the Education Committee. I am confident that these same qualities will help Art make a broader positive impact in this leadership role on the board and will be a great benefit to the board and to Williamson. He is the perfect choice for the job!”
Lallo said, “Williamson is the finest all around trade college in the country. It is the “Harvard of Trade Colleges” and there is no comparison that can be made with any other school. It’s an honor and a pleasure to be part of such a great organization and to support all that Williamson stands for and all the unique individuals associated with the school. Whenever I am at Williamson I feel enlightened and inspired and I cannot wait for the board meetings or special events because working with the trustees and staff is always a pleasant and rewarding experience. The school has never been better postured for the future mainly due to the hard work of all our members and the leadership of our president Mike Rounds. In the two years I have been part of the board I have seen such a tremendous growth in a positive direction; it’s hard to keep track. That only happens with good leadership and commitment from all the players. I am looking forward to a fruitful and rewarding future serving the board of trustees and Williamson. It can only get better.”
Lallo has been with Boeing since 1979 in the positions of composite technology manager, tool engineering manager, senior operations manger, and affordability program manager for the V-22 Osprey Program. He also is an adjunct teacher at Widener University’s School of Business Administration and School of Engineering.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering at Drexel University, and master’s degrees in engineering management and business administration and a doctorate degree in higher education at Widener University.
Boeing honored Lallo with the Invention of the Year Award in 1991 and 1992 and he served as the Philadelphia representative for the Nationwide Boeing Executive Patent Selection Committee.
His other awards include the Tri-Service Award presented by the Army, Air Force, and Marines to Boeing’s MR&D Department which was under his management for best technical excellence within Boeing helicopters and the Candidate for Associate Fellowship Award, an honor given to top Boeing technical engineers.
He has registered patents for low cost composite blades and for fantail dynamic systems. His special assignments have included being the Digital Data representative for the National Defense and Space Group, being a member of the V-22 Osprey and Comanche Proposal Team, and leading the Defense and Space Group Rate Adaptive Guidebook publication.