Joseph Anthony Gallegos is a senior lead designer at BoeingJoseph Anthony Gallegos.
...Joseph Anthony Gallegos. Joseph Anthony Gallegos spent the last fifteen years as a senior lead hardware design engineer, helping create state-of-the-art technology at the Anaheim, CA site of Boeing (St. Louis, MO). Boeing
is one of the world's leading aerospace companies and one of the largest manufacturers of commercial jetliners and military aircraft.At Boeing's
Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), Gallegos
works with the fiber-optic data multiplex and gigabit ethernet data multiplex systems groups, overseeing all phases of engineering design.
These critical data network systems are used on the DDG-51 class destroyers, "considered the backbone of the U.S. Navy
surface fleet," he
notes with pride.
leads a team of engineers, orchestrates design disciplines and integrates new designs for defense contracts.In 2004 Boeing
recognized him as an associate technical Fellow, based on his
design expertise in digital module, FPGA and ASIC technologies.Last year he
IT award in hardware engineering.Gallegos
1982 BSCS at the University of California-Irvine
, and another BS, this one in EE, from West Coast University
(Los Angeles, CA) in 1989."I became a hardware engineer for two reasons: Mom and Dad," he
says."My Mexican American parents wanted the best education for me."His
late father encouraged him to pursue math and science."He
taught me the principle of asking the right question to solve a problem," Gallegos
mother was a hybrid microcircuit assembler for Rockwell International
, now a Boeing company
, and worked on the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs. In 1975 Gallegos joined Rockwell International as a QA analyst.He
monitored and reviewed procurement parts and module assembly in-process work to ensure compliance with military and commercial specs.Later he
supervised test operators, inspectors and technicians responsible for module assembly QC, schedules and budgets.In 1982 Rockwell became Boeing, and Gallegos became a lead engineer.He
introduced information communications technology (ICT) to the company and developed the ICT
design team into a center of excellence for Boeing
in Anaheim, CA. ICT
became a standard operating process for several Boeing
enjoys working with the men and women in the armed forces."Ten years ago I got to ride on the USS Cole destroyer to solve a technical problem.The time I spent with the warfighters on board the USS Cole was very meaningful to me," he
spare time, Gallegos
enjoys spending time with his
wife Erma and two daughters, Erica and Jennifer.