Barry Bannister

Jun 20, 2019

Headshot of Barry Bannister wearing bluetooth headset

I incurred a C4/5 Spinal Chord Injury at 18 years old in October 1979. Still, I graduated from high school in 1980 and from the University of Washington with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987, joining Boeing Commercial Airplanes in 1988.

Head shot of Barry wearing a bluetooth headset
Head shot of Barry wearing a bluetooth headset

I started with Boeing in a pre-ADA world, and saw a company that was very willing to accommodate and help a young disabled engineer find a good place to begin a career. My 31 year journey with the company has not all been perfect or easy, but whose career is, regardless of physical ability. Overall, the company has shown a good degree of helping those who are willing to try and work and should be complimented.

It’s been a privilege to work with some of the best minds in the world with some of the best intentions to improve the world. Additionally, I have been blessed with a lot of help along the way: God, family, friends, peers and company.

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