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Michael M. Sears

Michael M. Sears
Born (1947-07-16) July 16, 1947
Nationality  United States
Education BSEE, MSEE 1969
MS, U. Mo., Rolla, 1975
Alma mater Purdue University
Occupation aerospace executive
Employer McDonnell Aircraft Corp., Boeing
Known for Managed F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet development
Boeing tanker procurement scandal
Title Major Mo. Army Nat. Guard, 1970-78
Criminal charge procurement fraud
Spouse(s) Debra Sue Tompkins, Aug. 23, 1969
Children Matthew Mitchell
Mark Michael
Parent(s) Murlin Mitchell and Mary Rassieur (Parsons) Sears

Michael M. Sears (born July 16, 1947) is a former Boeing executive.

In 1992 Mr. Sears led the successful development of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet,[2] cited as the best managed aircraft program in U.S. Department of Defense history. In 1997, Mr. Sears was President of the Douglas Aircraft Company division of McDonnell Douglas. In 2003, Mr. Sears was Boeing's CFO.

Boeing terminated Mr. Sears on November 24, 2003 as the result of corruption allegations relating to the improper hiring of Darleen Druyun.[3] For his part in the Darleen Druyun scandal, Mr. Sears was sentenced to four months in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 200 hours of community service.[2][4][5][6]


  1. ^ "Michael M. Sears" Marquis Who's Who, 2004 Gale Biography in Context. Fee via Fairfax County Public Library, accessed 2010-10-18. Document URL Gale Document Number: GALE|K2015466199
  2. ^ a b Wayne, Leslie (February 19, 2005). "Former Executive at Boeing Given 4-Month Prison Term".  
  3. ^ "Boeing Dismisses Two Executives for Unethical Conduct".  
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  5. ^ Markon, Jerry; Renae Merle (November 16, 2004). "Ex-Boeing CFO Pleads Guilty in Druyun Case".  
  6. ^ "Why Boeing's Culture Breeds Turmoil".  
  • Department of Justice news release about Mr. Sears' sentencing

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