Greg A. Karol

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Lockheed Martin


Greg A. Karol is senior vice president of Human Resources for Lockheed Martin Corporation. He is responsible for the corporation’s diverse workforce of 110,000 employees in over 50 countries around the world. He develops and implements the global human resources strategy, including benefits, compensation and performance management, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, labor relations, talent and organizational capability, and workforce solutions and intelligence. He also oversees the corporation’s global security organization.

Mr. Karol has more than 33 years of experience serving in Lockheed Martin’s Human Resources, Labor Relations and Production Operations functions. During his time in human resources leadership roles, he has held positions of increasing responsibility including the vice president of corporate labor relations and vice president of human resources for the Missiles and Fire Control business area. Most recently he led the human resources function for the Aeronautics business area.

He joined the company in 1986 as a production supervisor supporting the Patriot and Pershing II missile programs. In that role, he was also one of the creators of the Performance Management Teams Program.

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mr. Karol graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration and human resources management from the Florida Institute of Technology and completed a global executive master’s in human resources program at Rutgers University.


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