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Lockheed Martin’s culture of innovation lies within our talented professionals who are working to engineer a better tomorrow. These leaders are pushing forward innovative ideas, building talented teams, and overseeing projects that will address some of our world’s toughest challenges.

Our experts are often nationally recognized for their experience, vision and role in driving cutting-edge technologies forward, and leading diverse teams and cultures. In some cases, they’re available for interviews and speaking opportunities.

Media interview requests should be directed to our Media Relations team. If your organization would like to request a speaker for an engagement or other opportunity, please send your request to thought-leaders.lm@lmco.com. Your request must be received at least six weeks prior to the engagement and speakers will be provided based on availability. Along with your inquiry please include date, time, and location, size of group, contact name, phone number and topic.


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Frank Armijo
Topics: Energy

Frank Armijo is vice president of Lockheed Martin Energy. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading all program performance, operations, technology investment, growth strategy and new business capture for the Corporation’s energy portfolio, which includes energy efficiency, energy storage, waste-to-energy, nuclear control systems and tidal-energy technologies.

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Iris Bombelyn
Topics: Space Systems, Satellite

Iris Bombelyn is the vice president of Protected Communications at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, where she leads mission area strategy and operations for the world’s most advanced assured, protected and survivable satellite communications networks, including the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system. She has held numerous leadership positions overseeing the manufacturing and test of space hardware, as well as space vehicle launch and operations. Iris is fluent in Russian and Japanese and holds a black belt in ju-jitsu.

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Guy Beutelschies
Topics: Space Systems, Robotic Spacecraft

Guy Beutelschies is the Director of Deep Space Exploration at Lockheed Martin Space Systems. In his role, he oversees the development and operations of robotic spacecraft that are exploring our solar system that Lockheed Martin has built for NASA. These include OSIRIS-REx, MAVEN, Juno, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey and the Spitzer space telescope. With over 25 years of interplanetary spacecraft experience covering the entire project life cycle, from proposal development through operations, Guy’s primary focus areas have been systems engineering and program management.

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Stephanie C. Hill
Topics: Cyber, Directed Energy, STEM

Stephanie Hill is vice president and general manager of the Cyber, Ships & Advanced technologies (CSAT) line of business within Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems business area. She oversees a diverse portfolio including the company’s Littoral Combat Ship and frigate offerings; coast guard ship and aviation systems; unmanned systems; aerostats and surveillance systems; laser weapon systems; and cybersecurity solutions. As a business leader, she is also passionate about the importance of STEM education, and speaks frequently on the need to encourage young people – especially girls and underrepresented minorities – to pursue career opportunities in these fields.

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Deon Viergutz
Topics: Cyber Security, Data Analytics

Deon Viergutz currently serves as the vice president of Cyber Solutions at Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems. Cyber Solutions delivers advanced cyber technology and services for the U.S. government. His focus is on cyber security, information assurance, information technology, signals intelligence, mission management, cloud computing and advanced analytics.

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Joe Mirizio
Topics: STEM

Joe Mirizio is a full-stack software engineer specializing in designing and developing distributed and scalable systems for Big Data applications. In addition to this work, Joe Mirizio has developed many programs to encourage middle school students to consider careers in engineering. He leads many Engineer in the Classroom efforts at ATL and has created a variety of 3D printed items and programing projects for students, including the software development for the Robots created for the ATL booth at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival.

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Timothy Cichan
Topics: Space Systems

Timothy Cichan is the Space Exploration Architect at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. In this role he leads a multi-disciplinary team of engineers who figure out how to affordably, safely and efficiently help astronauts and robots visit the Moon, asteroids, and Mars. Tim was formerly the Orion Spacecraft Systems Architect and is a lead point of contact for human spaceflight mission planning.

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Barry Noakes
Topics: Space Systems, Satellites

Barry Noakes is Chief Engineer in Commercial Space and has more than 30 years of experience in satellite design, manufacture and test. He is an expert in spacecraft design and systems engineering.

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Steve Frick
Topics: Space Systems, Space Research

Steve Frick, a former NASA astronaut, is the director of Strategic Planning and Operations at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center. Working in Palo Alto—the heart of Silicon Valley—Steve is an expert and senior leader in space research and development. He leads teams studying: material science, solar storms, space science, new communication advancements, optical instruments, laser radar and nanotechnology.

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Hady Mourad
Topics: Guided Weapons (Advanced Programs)

Hady Mourad is director of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control’s Advanced Programs area within the Tactical Missiles/Combat Maneuver Systems line of business. In this position he is responsible for pursuits of emerging weapon requirements, development of competitive solutions and transition of mature technologies to TM/CMS product lines.

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Ken Musculus
Topics: Guided Weapons (Tactical Missiles)

Ken Musculus is vice president of Tactical Missiles for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control’s TM/CMS line of business. With over 35 years of increasing responsibilities managing programs, Ken’s portfolio includes Tactical Missiles and Close Combat systems. He has successfully managed capture, development, production and sustainment phases of numerous missile, fire control and close-combat programs.

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Frank St. John
Topics: Autonomy, Business Leadership, Guided Weapons

Frank St. John is vice president, Orlando Operations & Tactical Missiles/Combat Maneuver Systems for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Frank has more than 28 years of experience in the aerospace industry, is the lead executive for the Orlando campus of Missiles and Fire Control, and has total business, operational and financial responsibility for the Tactical Missiles/Combat Maneuver Systems line of business - a collection of production and development programs totaling more than $2 billion in annual revenues.

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Charles Chase
Topics: Aircraft, Emerging Technologies

Charles Chase manages the Revolutionary Technology Programs organization for the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. His charter is to create, mature, and transition a broad range of disruptive technologies with transformational impact. Technology focus areas include: compact fusion; RF and optical meta-materials; cognitive and physiological human performance; new sensor modalities; adaptive and bio-inspired structures; and plasma devices.

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Mark Perry
Topics: Aircraft, Emerging Technologies

Mark Perry is the Project Technical Lead Engineer at the Lockheed Martin Low Speed Wind Tunnel, where he is responsible for data quality and data reduction verification, uncertainty analysis, and blockage and wall constraint corrections. He has over 30 years of experience in wind tunnel testing as a project engineer, operations engineer, and test engineer and has participated in off-site wind tunnel testing for the F-22, F-16, and F-35 programs at various Air Force, NASA, and commercial wind tunnels. He is an AIAA Associate Fellow where he represented Lockheed Martin on the Ground Test Technical Committee and served as vice-chairman of the Wind Tunnel Calibration Working Group.

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Steve Justice
Topics: Aircraft, Emerging Technologies

Steve Justice is the Director for Integrated Systems at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works® operation, where he has held roles of increasing responsibility on programs including the F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter and YF-22 Stealth Air Superiority Fighter. His aeronautical experience bridges from operations analysis-based requirements derivation through system flight test.

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Dr. Rick Barto
Topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Emerging Technologies

Dr. Rick Barto is Senior Manager of Material, Physics, and Computational Technologies Research at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories. His research includes Materials and Manufacturing Information Technologies, Quantum Sensing, and Laser-Material Interactions. He is leveraging Integrated Computational Materials Engineering and advanced data analytics to design, develop and optimize advanced materials, architectures, and interactions to meet complex system design intent

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David Coar
Topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Emerging Technologies

David Coar is an engineer at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories. His work includes automated scientific testing for Materials research. Following a generative design methodology, David is using advanced materials technologies and isogeometric analysis to create materials for future systems. He’s taking complex concepts and applying digital modeling and simulation to predict the performance of a material before it is built. David is a graduate of the Lockheed Martin ELDP program.

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Dr. Brian Holloway
Topics: Research, Emerging Technologies

Dr. Brian Holloway is the chief technology officer for Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL). As CTO, he oversees the ATL internal research budget, heads ATL technical strategy, and supports the scientific and technical efforts within ATL.

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Rita Flaherty
Topics: Business Leadership, Advanced Sensor Systems, Special Operations Support, Logistics and Sustainment

Rita Flaherty is the vice president of Strategy and Business Development for the Fire Control/SOF CLSS line of business at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC). She is responsible for the growth and sustainment of MFC’s electro-optical, infrared and radar targeting and navigation systems on rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, advanced fire-control and situational awareness systems for future platforms, ground systems and passive attack and platform survivability systems.

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Glenn Kuller
Topics: Emerging Technologies

Glenn Kuller is vice president of Advanced Programs/Special Programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. He has total business, operational and financial responsibility for Advanced Programs and Special Programs across the Air and Missile Defense, Fire Control/SOF CLSS, and Tactical Missiles/Combat Maneuver Systems lines of business at MFC’s Orlando, Florida, and Dallas sites. His weapons development and acquisition experience includes 22 years in the U.S. Air Force and 22 years in industry.

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Paul Lemmo
Topics: Business Leadership, Advanced Sensor Systems, Special Operations Support, Logistics and Sustainment

Paul Lemmo is vice president of Fire Control/SOF CLSS for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. He leads the corporation’s center of excellence for all advanced electro-optical, infrared, and radar targeting and navigation systems on rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, advanced fire control and situational awareness systems for future platforms, ground systems, and passive attack and platform survivability.

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Tim Cahill
Topics: Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Emerging Technologies

Tim Cahill is vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense Systems for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. This line of business includes the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) System, Patriot PAC-3 Interceptor, PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Interceptor, Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK), Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) and emerging Integrated Air and Missile Defense programs and technologies. Customers include the U.S. Department of Defense as well as those in the Middle East, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

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Alan Jackson
Topics: Guided Weapons (Strike Systems)

Alan Jackson, Jr., is vice president of Strike Systems programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. In this role, he is responsible for the development, production and sustainment of air-to-surface weapons for fixed-wing aircraft applications. His portfolio includes a number of area attack weapons, precision guided bombs and training rounds for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and international customers.

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Scott Greene
Topics: Autonomy, Guided Weapons (Precision Fires)

Scott Greene is vice president of Precision Fires and Combat Maneuver Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. He has the stewardship for Lockheed Martin’s military/autonomous vehicles strategy and Precision Fires strategy. He is responsible for growth in applications that range from tactical platforms to unmanned, autonomous systems to the next generation Precision Fires solutions. Scott has more than 35 years of multi-disciplined experience in the aerospace industry.

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Robbie Mandelbaum
Topics: Autonomy, Robotics

Robbie Mandelbaum is director of the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL), where he leads a group of applied research labs that help the Corporation maintain technology dominance. ATL’s current research portfolio focuses on generation-after-next technologies in the areas of robotics, spectrum systems, informatics and applied sciences.

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Dr. Bart Russell
Topics: Autonomy, Human Systems

Dr. Bart Russell is a Senior Research Scientist in the Human Systems and Autonomy research area within Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories. There she uses her expertise in human neurophysiology to help design systems that monitor, assess, and adapt to the human operator to optimize overall human-system performance, and interfaces that maximize the efficiency of information exchange and collaborative behavior in human-machine partnerships.

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Dr. Bill Casebeer
Topics: Autonomy, Human Systems

Dr. Bill Casebeer is a Research Area Manager in Human Systems and Autonomy for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories, where he leads science and technology development programs to improve human performance and the ability of people and autonomous technology to work together on teams.

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Kevin Barry
Topics: Autonomy, Electronic Warfare

Kevin Barry is a Senior Engineer at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories. He has ten years’ experience designing digital signal processing methods for wireless communication and electronic warfare (EW). Of particular interest is the application of machine learning to communications and EW in order to create more robust systems that operate with more autonomy. This has led to expertise in anti-jam communications, cognitive communications, and cognitive EW.

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Sean Mason
Topics: Autonomy, Electronic Warfare

Sean Mason is a Senior Engineer at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories. He has ten years’ experience designing digital signal processing methods for wireless communication and electronic warfare (EW). Of particular interest is the application of machine learning to communications and EW in order to create more robust systems that operate with more autonomy. This has led to expertise in anti-jam communications, cognitive communications, and cognitive EW.

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Chris Van Buiten
Topics: Autonomy, Rotary Wing

Chris Van Buiten is the vice president of Sikorsky Innovations, where he runs the group responsible for maturing next-generation technologies including X2 technology™, active rotor, and autonomy, as well as defining next-generation products. Since joining the company in 1989, Van Buiten has been engaged in the design of Sikorsky products including the S-92® commercial transport, the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, and the UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter, as well as several advanced concepts. 

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Lorraine M. Martin
Topics: Business Leadership

Lorraine M. Martin is Deputy Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS), where she supports strategic planning, operations, program execution, talent development and customer engagement. RMS supports a portfolio of more than 1,000 programs for all U.S. military services, as well as for international military, civil and commercial customers. Before joining RMS, Ms. Martin served as the General Manger for the most advanced combat fighter aircraft ever produced, the F-35 Lightning II, Joint Strike Fighter, reducing costs while increasing production and providing world-wide support for fielding aircraft.

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Bruce Litchfield
Topics: Business Leadership

Bruce Litchfield is the vice president of Production Program Support for Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business. In this capacity, he is responsible for leadership and functional management of production programs across multiple geographic sites. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he served 34 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant General. He commanded six U.S. Air Force units at every level from squadron to standing up, and commanding, the Air Force Sustainment Center. He is the architect of an innovative leadership and governance system called Art of the Possible.

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Cindy Paslay
Topics: Business Leadership, Inclusion

Cindy Paslay is the director of Strategy and Business Development Operations at Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business. In over 30 years at Lockheed Martin she has led teams in Finance, Ethics, Engineering, and OneAero (Aeronautics’ SAP solution). She has experienced the value of leveraging different perspectives and backgrounds to resolve complex issues and is active in a variety of Employee Resource Groups including PRIDE and Able and Allies. She has represented Lockheed Martin as an executive LGBT ally at the national Out and Equal Summit and at local events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She is a past president of the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) in Fort Worth.

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Ana Wugofski
Topics: Business Leadership, Inclusion, Culture

Ana Wugofski is the vice president of International Business Development for Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business, responsible for all Aeronautics’ international new business initiatives. Before joining Business Development, she was the director of F-35 Business Ventures responsible for leading the development of industrial participation agreements.

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Thomas (Tom) Carney
Topics: Business-to-government finance, Earned Value

Thomas (Tom) Carney is a vice president in Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business responsible for the company’s business operations as well as ensuring compliance with Defense Contractor Management Agency operational and reporting requirements. He has built a trusting relationship with the DCMA and is now involved in shaping the industry approach on Earned Value Management Surveillance with DCMA.

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Michael (Mike) D. Cawood
Topics: Business Leadership, Careers

Michael (Mike) D. Cawood is a vice president with Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business. He currently the business’ initiative to assess current performance, develop a change management strategy and transform the organization to deliver profitable growth. Prior leadership roles include deputy general manager for the F-16 and F-22 programs and more than 25 years integrating advanced technologies on tactical fighter and mobility aircraft.

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Neil King
Topics: Maritime Systems

Neil King is the executive capture strategist for the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship and the anticipated U.S. Navy Frigate opportunity. His role is to help the Navy realize its vision for these small, capable surface ships. His responsibilities include strategy development, oversight, and customer engagement for these pursuits.   

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Robert Afzal
Topics: Directed Energy

Dr. Robert Afzal is a Lockheed Martin senior fellow in Laser and Sensor Systems.  In this role, he oversees the technical development of lasers and laser applications, and is an architect of the roadmap that will ultimately see the maturity of laser weapons systems.  He is also the principal Investigator on the ALADIN program and is a lead point of contact on infrared countermeasures, directed energy, and active imaging.

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Paul Shattuck
Topics: Directed Energy

Paul Shattuck is the director and chief engineer of Directed Energy Systems at Lockheed Martin. Throughout his career, Paul has focused on the development and maturation of beam control technologies for high power laser directed energy systems, including programs like the Airborne Laser, Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control turret system and Advanced Test High Energy Asset prototype.

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Dave Scott
Topics: Virtual Reality, Training

Dave Scott is the vice president of Strategy and Business Development for the Training and Logistics Solutions (TLS) line of business within Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems business area. Scott frequently delves into realism in training simulation and its benefits to affordably achieving training requirements. He also speaks on turn-key training programs which are designed to provide an integrated, performance-based training solution delivered as a service. He leads teams who work with domestic and international customers to develop their training sustainment and test requirements, to define approaches for supporting commercial and military platforms, and to secure training and logistics programs.

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Rob Smith
Topics: C4ISR

Rob Smith is vice president for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) at Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems. Smith leads a comprehensive portfolio of more than 100 programs that enable customers to make confident decisions in an information-dense environment.  Lockheed Martin’s C4ISR provides these capabilities to all branches of the U.S. military, multiple national agencies and numerous international customers.  

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Atul Patel
Topics: Augmented Reality, Training

Atul D. Patel is the director of Advanced Technology and Innovation for the Training and Logistics Solutions (TLS) line of business within Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems business area. He leads the strategic planning and development of training technologies, including simulation and augmented reality. He seeks to integrate new and emerging technologies into the realm of training, and develops technology partnerships with external companies and universities to help drive training innovation.

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Daniel Pleshko
Topics: Logistics

Daniel (Dan) Pleshko is the vice president of Procurement and Supply Chain Services for Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business. In this role, he provides centralized support for all Aeronautics procurement and category management activities, including airframe build to print, facilities, services, and non-major airframe commodities. He is also responsible for supply chain services such as, logistics and third party logistics solutions, warehousing, shipping, receiving, transportation, import/export, supplier performance, technical field support, supply chain risk management, strategies, data analytics, tools and operating excellence.

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Jeff Rhodes
Topics: Lockheed Martin History

Jeff Rhodes is the editor of Code One, Lockheed Martin’s online aviation magazine. He was aeronautics editor at Air Force Magazine for nearly six years before joining Lockheed Martin in 1991. Through self-study and spending hours poring through records and photographs, has become one of Lockheed Martin’s recognized subject matter experts on the company’s history and its role in aviation worldwide for the past century.

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Dr. Robert Boyd
Topics: Aircraft, Hybrid Airships

Robert (Bob) Boyd is the program manager of Hybrid Airships for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Advanced Development Programs. He is responsible for leading all Hybrid Airship development and production activities including the LMH-1, 20 metric ton capacity commercial airship. He has a diverse background in the aerospace field with industry, government, and university experience over three decades. His experience includes low and high altitude airships, high speed concepts including missiles, aircraft and space launch systems, in-space architectures such as tethers, advanced unmanned aircraft and heavy transports.

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Dr. Don Kinard
Topics: Advanced Manufacturing

Don Kinard is a senior technical fellow for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Production Operations. He established the F-35 Fighter Production System several years ago to manage production transition from the then 1 aircraft per month production rate to a 20 aircraft per month production rate by 2020. He is the lead for the Lockheed Martin Fellow’s Manufacturing Team whose task it is to share lessons learned and manufacturing technologies throughout the corporation. His technical interests include materials and structures, digital thread integration, manufacturing technology, manufacturing system design, and production management.

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