Education: Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technological University; Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri; graduate of Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Fellow.
Career: Joined Lockheed Martin in 1986 after starting his career at McDonnell Douglas as a flight control engineer on the F-15. Was vice president of business development at Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems when he was asked to become executive VP/general manager of the F-22 program at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in 2004. In 2010, assumed those same roles as head of the F-35. In April 2012, named executive VP of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics business unit. On April 6, he becomes president/CEO of Spirit AeroSystems.