Boeing honors alumnus for shaping the future of aerospace David S. Wright earns 2011 Special Invention Award

CHICAGO – Boeing (NYSE: BA) has honored David S. Wright, a 787 support engineer for Boeing Research & Technology, with the company’s annual Special Invention Award, highlighting the best of Boeing innovation.

These awards are given each year to individuals and teams who are inspired to create the kind of intellectual property that proves most valuable to Boeing and to the future of aerospace. In 2011, 20 such inventions were recognized, most of which have been granted or are awaiting U.S. patents.

Wright, 48, was part of a team that invented “Ring Post Fastener and Wire Bundle Mounting System” recognized among thousands of Boeing inventions and among hundreds nominated in 2011.

Wright joined Boeing in 1986. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1985 from New Mexico State University.

“We are fortunate at Boeing to work with some of the finest technologists in the world,” said Martha Ries, vice president of Boeing Intellectual Property Management. “There will always be some of Boeing’s inventions and discoveries that stand out from the others, and those are what we strive to recognize.”

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