Vice President, Technology & Engineering Aerospace,
JADC2 & All Domain Warfare Symposium
John Clark is Engineering & Technology Vice President, Aeronautics for Lockheed Martin
Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for the organization’s strategic and operational
leadership, ensuring technical integrity in our products and processes. He will also support our
Aeronautics Lines of Business through technical concept development and is part of the
Aeronautics Executive Leadership Team.
Previously, John was the vice president of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for the Skunk Works, a portfolio with $800 million in
annual sales, with team of about 1,500 employees. His primary responsibilities included
leadership of multiple classified programs, development of cross-portfolio business strategies,
and multi-domain operations capabilities.
Prior to this role, John was the Director of Tactical Systems responsible for leading the concept
refinement phase and program capture of a DoD ACAT 1 program valued at over $5B. In this
role, he established the overall program capture and technical strategy for the pursuit.
He has also previously served as the Director of the Focused Technology Roadmaps
organization. In this position, John was responsible for developing and transitioning technology
to address the needs for all Aeronautics platforms. This included directing a portfolio of
technology roadmaps including Survivability, Software Systems, Electronic Warfare, Weapons,
Sensors, Cyber, and Anti-Tamper technologies. In this position, John guided the capture of
over $200M in R&D work within 18 months
In addition, John was the thought leader and primary strategist leading the development of an
Enterprise wide Open System Architecture technology strategy guiding internal efforts as well
as the Air Force Open Mission Systems standard effort from 2011 to 2014. John served as the
Program Manager of multiple UAV Command and Control and Autonomy related programs
strategically positioning ADP in the mission autonomy area while leading the development of the
core software and hardware architecture for ADP UAV program activities.
Throughout his career, John has led several critical initiatives for Lockheed Martin Corporation,
including Open Mission Systems, Common Mission Control Center, System of Systems
Integration Technology, Distributed Battle Management, P930, Networked Electronic Attack,
and a broad list of science and technology programs capturing over $500M in research and
development activities in the last 15 years serving both Air Force and Navy customers.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at
Boulder, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Christian University.