Sanders Names Brian Walters to Lead F-22 Development Programs
NASHUA, NH, 12-SEP-00 -- Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company, has named Brian F. Walters as director of F-22 Development Programs, succeeding Bob Gosselin who will retire Sept. 30. Walters will lead the 300-member team responsible for Sanders' F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) programs and digital receiver product improvement programs. Overall, the U.S. Air Force F-22 program represents more than $2 billion in business to Sanders over the next 15 years. The EMD programs include F-22 electronic warfare, mission support element, airborne video tape recorder and operational debrief system, graphics processor video interface, stores management system, and antennas.
Walters joined Sanders in 1996. He began his career in 1980 with General Electric (GE) in Utica, N.Y., and has held increasingly responsible project engineering and project management assignments with GE, Martin Marietta and Sanders. He most recently led the F-22 EW Integration & Test team in successfully delivering the F-22 EW Block 3.0 software ahead of schedule.
Walters received a master's degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. Walters resides in Amherst with his wife Linda and their daughter.
Gosselin joined Sanders as a mechanical engineer in 1966. Since 1990, he was a key leader on the U.S. Air Force's F-22 program - the largest and most complex development program in Sanders' history. As director of the F-22 Electronic Warfare program, he later earned the company's Albert B. Wight leadership award for his outstanding leadership of that program.
Gosselin will continue to reside in Hudson with his wife Eileen. They have two grown children.
Sanders is an operating company of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and a major producer of aircraft self-protection systems and tactical surveillance and intelligence systems for all branches of the armed forces. Other major business areas include microwave, mission and space electronics; infrared imaging; and automated mission planning systems.