Michael P. Dietz
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Mike has over 25 years of experience in technology and leadership in the defense industry working for contractors Lockheed Martin (currently) and Raytheon (prior to that). He’s worked systems engineering on products for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines as well as Special Operations Command 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.
Mike led the Lone Star Chapter of NDIA from 2014-2021 with at least Model Chapter every year and Chapter of Excellence from 2018-2021. In December of 2021, Mike received the NDIA Gold Medal. He is the 2010 past president of the International Council on Systems Engineering (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 the SMU Lyle School of Engineering where he has also served on SMU’s System Engineering Curriculum 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.