Tia Benson Tolle Director, Materials and Fabrication Boeing Commercial Airplanes



Tia Benson Tolle is the Director of Materials & Fabrication for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this position she is responsible for the integrated materials portfolio for Boeing’s commercial airplane products. Prior to joining Boeing she held several technical leadership positions in the Air Force Research Laboratory, including USAF Deputy to the DoD Reliance Community of Interest for Materials and Processes, coordinating research interests across Defense Science and Technology. She also served as a Flight Crew Instructor in NASA’s Space Shuttle Flight Training Division.

Tia is a Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), an International Past President of SAMPE, and was President of the Materials Research Society. She serves on the Industry Advisory Councils for Iowa State University’s Aerospace Engineering Department and University of Washington’s Materials Science & Engineering Department, and is a Trustee of Edmonds Community College. Tia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington, a Master of Science and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Dayton, and a Masters Certificate in Leadership and Executive Development from the University of Dayton. She is a member of AIAA, ASME, ASC, MRS and SAMPE.