Ed Pierson

Mr. Ed Pierson is an aviation safety advocate. He served as a Senior Manager at Boeing’s 737 factory where he was responsible for production system support for 737 commercial airplanes and the military version of the 737, the P-8 Poseidon aircraft.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Pierson served as a Flight Operations Senior Manager within Boeing’s flight test and evaluation organization where he had responsibility for flight test scheduling, flight dispatch, and tower operations. Mr. Pierson served in the military in a combination of active and reserve roles.

Captain Pierson held several leadership positions in the Navy including Operations Center Director, Squadron Commanding Officer, Maintenance Department Head, Training Department Head, Air Operations Officer, and Leadership & Ethics Instructor. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, George Mason University, and Navy Flight School. Ed currently serves as the Executive Director for The Foundation for Aviation Safety.