Pete Hoffman (’84)

Category: Accomplished Alumni | Awards

Peter Hoffman served as vice president of Intellectual Property Management for The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company. In this role he was responsible for strategies that protect and generate the highest possible value from Boeing’s intellectual property. He managed the company’s patent portfolio; licensing of its technical data, images, consumer products, trademarks and patents.
Prior to being appointed to this position in 2012, Hoffman served as director of global research and development strategy for Boeing Research & Technology, the company’s advanced research organization. In that role, he was responsible for developing technology collaboration relationships with companies, universities, and national laboratories around the world.

During his time at Boeing, Hoffman has played a leadership role in the expansion of Boeing’s global technology activities and was instrumental in the establishment of research centers in Australia, India, and China and for numerous technology relationships in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas.

Hoffman joined Boeing in 1984. He has held positions in international business development and spent 14 years conducting research in the area of advanced materials and structures. Hoffman retired from Boeing in 2020 and now operates his own consulting firm, Elevated Advisors.

He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering technology and a master’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a master’s of manufacturing engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and a master’s of international business from St. Louis University.