Michael R. Wood

Houston, TX

BSChE 1984

Michael Wood has 25 years of program, project and executive management experience with Boeing in developing military, commercial, and human spaceflight systems.  Michael currently leads the systems engineering organization for Boeing’s Commercial Crew Transportation System program.  In that capacity Michael is responsible for the overall technical integrity of the Boeing commercial crew transportation system.  Previous roles include serving as Director of the Thermal and Environmental Control Systems for the International Space Station.  In that capacity, Michael led a team to develop, test and integrate the active and passive thermal control systems and the environmental control and life support systems of the International Space Station (ISS).  Michael’s responsibilities included the development and production of multiple subsystems and major assemblies comprised of over 50 distinct component types, built in-house and at over 20 subcontractors. Michael also served as the Deputy Program Manager and Integrated Product Team leader for the FGB Zarya spacecraft, the first element of the ISS. There he remained manager of the FGB program through the successful launch and on-orbit check out of the FGB.  Michael was awarded the NASA Public Service medal for his FGB leadership role.  Michael has also led design teams, test teams, and engineering technical subcontract management teams on programs such as the Air Force One (AF-1) Presidential aircraft, Space Station Freedom, Orbital Space Plane, and the Crew Exploration Vehicle. Michael is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University Program Management program.  Michael and his wife Carolyn live south of Houston and have three daughters.  For fun Michael enjoys cruising with his family, ball room dancing with his wife, reading, and following various professional and college sports.


Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, 2012.