Ray Johnson, senior vice president and chief technological officer of Lockheed Martin, will present "Innovation for a Secure Future" at 10:10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in 102 Benton Hall.
As an officer of Lockheed Martin and a member of the executive leadership team, Johnson guides the corporation’s technology vision and provides corporate leadership in the strategic areas of technology and engineering, which include more than 70,000 people working on more than 4,000 programs.
Johnson also leads the Corporation’s Advanced Concepts Organization and the Center for Innovation, a world-class laboratory for collaborative experimentation and analysis involving Lockheed Martin, its customers, and industry partners.
He received a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University, and master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Johnson chairs the Council on Competitiveness Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative and he is the Chairman of the USA Science & Engineering Festival Advisory Board.
His talk is sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Lockheed Martin hires about five percent of all engineering graduates in the U.S.