Associate Technical Fellow
The Boeing Company
Jack Castro is an Associate Technical Fellow within Boeing Commercial Airplane’s FEA Technical Excellence Center. In this capacity, Jack is the enterprise FEA Design Practice Leader, Enterprise Aeroelastic Loads Process focal, Structures/Flight Sciences vehicle model leader for aircraft configuration evaluation and co-author/editor of Boeing’s Book 5 -- Finite Element Analysis of Aerospace Structures. In his day-to-day activities, Jack provides aircraft program consulting on finite element analysis methods, analysis planning, model development, verification and validation for the stress and loads organizations.
Prior to Boeing, Jack worked at MSC Software for 25 years in positions ranging from Nastran QA Engineer to Global Technical Program Manager. During the majority of this time, he worked in customer facing roles providing on-site consulting and leadership in the usage, collaborative development and deployment of MSC Nastran based solutions in the domains of stress analysis, dynamics, sub-structuring, internal/external/aeroelastic loads and structural optimization.
Jack is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering.