Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, TX
Mike has over 20 years of experience in technology and leadership in the defense industry, mostly at Raytheon, but recently started at Lockheed Martin. He’s worked on products for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines as well as Special Operations Command. He has worked in all phases of the product lifecycle from early development through production and sustainment. He’s worked on a wide array of military subsystems, obtaining exposure to numerous technical specialties on every level of integration from the chip level all the way up to force-on-force mission modeling of systems effectiveness. He is the 2010 past president of INCOSE North Texas Chapter (incose.org), where he led an organization with several fellows and directors in the defense industry to receive the Gold Circle Award, the highest a chapter can receive. He is also the 2006 past president of a civic organization called the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce, where he holds a lifetime honor called ‘Senator’. Mike has two Masters’, one in Information Engineering and Management and the other in Systems Engineering. Both degrees are from SMU where he has also serves on SMU’s System Engineering Development Team. His undergraduate degrees include a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, and a B.S. in Math and Physics from Northern Kentucky University. He has held certifications from the American Society for Quality, including Quality Engineer and Manager of Quality/Org. Excellence. When not working or volunteering, Mike enjoys working on his fitness and keeping up with friends and professional networking.