Gregory M. Ulmer

EVP, Aeronautics at Lockheed Martin


Gregory (Greg) M. Ulmer is the executive vice president (EVP) of the Aeronautics business area for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Aeronautics is a more than $20 billion enterprise employing approximately 30,000 people. The Aeronautics portfolio features fifth-generation tactical aircraft, air mobility, unmanned and intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance platforms, including the F-35, F-22, F-16, C-130; as well as Advanced Development Programs at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works®.

With more than 30 years of experience in the defense and aerospace industry, Mr. Ulmer has led a significant number of programs at Lockheed Martin and built an impressive record of leadership and strong customer relationships.

Prior to his selection as the EVP, Mr. Ulmer was Vice President and General Manager for the F-35 Lightning II Program. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading all areas of the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft program, to include development, production, sustainment and modernization.

Previously, Mr. Ulmer was Vice President, F-35 Aircraft Production Business Unit. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of global F-35 production and delivery to include program management, production operations, supply chain management, quality, affordability, tooling and manufacturing rate readiness, and customer engagement.

He also previously served as Vice President of Operations for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Advanced Development Programs (ADP), also known as the Skunk Works®. In this role, he was responsible for the ADP operations comprised of more than 3,000 employees across multiple Aeronautics sites overseeing the F-22 Raptor Modification Line, U-2 Dragon Lady Periodic Depot Maintenance, F-35 Lightning II sub-assembly work and ADP Special Programs.

Throughout his career, Mr. Ulmer has led several critical initiatives for Lockheed Martin, including efforts as the C-5 Vice President and Program Manager responsible for the overall operations and leadership of the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program and the Avionics Modernization Program; the C-130 Deputy Program Manager for Operations; C-130 Air Vehicle Director; Deputy Chief Engineer and Flight Test Integrated Product Team (IPT) Senior Manager and more. Mr. Ulmer began his career as a flight test engineer supporting the MD-11, C-17, and C-130J programs from first flight through certification for all three aircraft.

Mr. Ulmer graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He also holds an executive master’s degree in Business Management with an emphasis on aerospace from the University of Tennessee.



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