Angel McMullen-Gunn
Operations Quality Senior Manager
UTC Aerospace Systems


“I am not only dedicated to manufacturing aerospace products that are impactful and needed by society, but I am also compelled to continuously improve and innovate with others to make them better. My passion is about empowering others with knowledge and spreading innovation to perfect our manufacturing processes overall.”


As Quality Manager for UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) in York, Nebraska, Angel is accountable for leading and guiding all Quality Management System matters. In 2016, Angel and her team led all UTAS Operations sites by exceeding all quality metric goals, reducing customer escapes by more than 60 percent and scrap dollar amounts by 20 percent, resulting in over $300K in savings throughout 2016. Angel’s energy and focus encourages her team to set the standard for UTAS Quality overall. She and the York, Nebraska, Quality Clinic continue to be recognized for both innovation and leadership throughout UTAS. In addition to her core Quality Management duties, in 2016 Angel developed and deployed the Quality Leadership Engineering Advanced Development (Q-LEAD) Program to improve quality curriculum, education and learning by strengthening the quality career path and retention throughout UTAS.

Over the past several years, Angel has mentored at the York Middle School TeamMates Program, was a 2014 Junior Achievement of Lincoln Volunteer of the Year Nominee, and continues to be a regular volunteer and technical advisor to the Seward Memorial Library. In 2017, Angel hosted a hands-on STEM program for elementary and middle school students. She also stays connected with the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Omaha Collegiate Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Sections, and was selected as the 2012 Outstanding SWE Counselor. Recently, Angel was awarded the University of Nebraska 2017 Woman of Character, Courage and Commitment Award.

It’s not uncommon for Angel to drive more than 100 miles roundtrip to volunteer in rural communities throughout Nebraska. As a SWE member for more than 20 years, Angel has fulfilled roles locally, regionally and nationally. She is currently the Nebraska SWE President, sits on the Society Audit Committee, and regularly presents a workshop sharing her experiences in the Sandwich Generation. In addition to SWE, she is a committed alumna of the University of Nebraska, speaking to student organizations such as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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