Ben Brelje is a rotational engineer with Boeing's Engineering Career Foundation Program in Seattle, WA. From 2014 to 2016, Ben will serve in six engineering roles spanning all stages of the product life cycle (from preliminary design to post-production support) across the company's Commercial Airplanes, Defense, and Engineering/Technology business units.
Ben hopes to refine the nature of his technical interests through the breadth of experiences provided by the rotation program. Currently, his interests lie at the intersection of engineering, operations, and mathematics: namely, simulation and modeling.
Ben earned Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. At Michigan he also completed the Tauber Institute for Global Operations program, consisting of combined business and engineering coursework and a capstone operations project helping Boeing's Salt Lake site prepare for increases in 787 production rate.
In his spare time, Ben loves exploring the outdoors, especially travelling light and fast in his new "home range," the Cascades. His favorite activities include trail running, hiking, ski touring, mountaineering, and cycling. He maintains the outdoor blog Elevated (see link below).