As Director of Engineering for UPS Airlines, Ed Walton is responsible for the coordination of engineering activities for one of the largest airlines in the world. A management professional with more than 30 years of airline engineering experience, Walton became the Director of Engineering for UPS Airlines in 2012.
Walton received a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida. While there, he was a machinist and research assistant at the University of Florida Center for Studies of Advanced Composite Materials.
Prior to UPS, Walton spent time with Eastern Airlines and Northwest Airlines completing roles as an Aircraft Structures Engineer, Aircraft Interiors Engineer, Project Engineer and Manager of Aircraft Structures Engineering.
Walton began his UPS career in 1993 as an Aircraft Structures Engineer. He also had Manager roles with the DC-8 Fleet Team, Structures Engineering and Liaison Engineering.
In 2004, Waltonwas promoted to Avionics, Systems and Liaison Engineering Division Manager. Two years later, he accepted the assignment as the Structures and Liaison Engineering Division Manager, which he held for six years. He then assumed additional responsibilities as Fleet Management Division Manager before being promoted into his current position as Director of Engineering.
In addition, Walton served as the UPS Company FAA DER Structures from 1995 to 2014.