Shannon Massey is the senior vice president of Lycoming Engines, the only U.S.-owned and operated aviation piston engine manufacturer. In this role, Massey is responsible for the strategic direction of Lycoming Engines, inclusive of its aviation product portfolio development, experimental and certified designs, its manufacturing core competencies, and customer services. She also serves as a member of the Textron Systems Executive Leadership Team.
Before Massey joined Lycoming Engines, she was the vice president for Assembly Operations at Bell (formerly Bell Helicopter) where she managed assembly centers in Amarillo, Texas; Lafayette, Louisiana; and Ozark, Alabama.
In all of Shannon’s roles, she has been engaged in talent development and succession planning across resources. As part of her organization's and community’s success, Shannon engages as a community business partner, supporting local educators to ensure skilled labor availability for future supply demands, promoting inclusive and diverse workforces, and actively serving on the local Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She also encourages private and public partnership collaboration and investments within the state of Pennsylvania as a board member of Team PA.
Shannon has consistently applied problem-solving skills to find root causes and create sustainable corrective action across the business. Her proven performance and demonstrated leadership in both operations and programs have resulted in improved throughput and increased quality yield across multiple product and business lines.
Shannon holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Christian University and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University. She is a Textron Six-Sigma Master Black Belt, a graduate of Textron’s Executive Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina, and a graduate of Textron’s Senior Executive Leadership Program at Duke University.