This Women’s History Month we’re sitting down with female leaders from around the state to talk about their path to success, what inspires them and how others could follow in their footsteps. In this episode of Building Utah we sit down with Laura Bogusch, general manager at Boeing Salt Lake.

Laura Bogusch was named general manager of Boeing Salt Lake in May 2017. Boeing Salt Lake is a part of Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Fabrication organization, employing more than 720 employees and spanning over 1.2M square feet of manufacturing floor space across three facilities in Salt Lake County, Utah. The team’s manufacturing capabilities include fabrication, assembly and integration of metal and composite airplane components for all commercial airplane models. Bogusch also represents Boeing to local government and community agencies and has oversight responsibilities for maintaining Boeing Fabrication’s partnership with Mubadala Development Company in the United Arab Emirates.

Bogusch earned a Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in engineering from the University of Illinois, and is a graduate of the Leaders for Manufacturing program at MIT.

In addition to her passions for airplanes, composite structures, operations, math, and Boeing, Laura enjoys photography, traveling, yoga, and adventures with her friends and family.

A little bit about Women’s History Month:
The national celebration began in 1981, when Congress authorized the President of the United States to proclaim the week beginning in March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” After turning it into a full month in 1987, in 1988 Congress passed additional resolutions giving the power to the President to sign off on every March being designated as “Women’s History Month.”