Charlie Hix is the director of Propulsion South Carolina (PSC), where he is responsible for developing and leading the design, manufacturing and aftermarket repair for engine nacelles. He was named to the position in 2013, when PSC was established as the nacelle center of excellence for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. PSC currently supports the 737MAX, 777X and 787 nacelle systems.
Hix previously served for three years as Director of Engineering for Propulsion Systems, where he led the engineering function, program propulsion engineering, strategic planning, engine and nacelle strategy, leadership development, and propulsion engineering skill development.
Prior to that, Hix was director of the 787 Dreamliner Propulsion Life Cycle Product team, where he was responsible for the 787 propulsion system, including engines, pylons, nacelle and auxiliary power system. He has held a variety of other positions in Propulsion and Manufacturing since joining Boeing in 1986.
Hix earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Washington. He also has Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Hix serves on the Dean’s Industry Advisory Boards at the Walter Scott College of Engineering at Colorado State University and The School of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach.