Lockheed Martin Names Mathew Joyce Vice President And Program Manager For Ground-Based Midcourse Defense
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 02/03/2010 --
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company announced today that it has named Mathew "Mat" J. Joyce vice president and program manager for Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD).
"Lockheed Martin is committed to helping our Missile Defense Agency customer meet its objectives for GMD Development and Sustainment," said Joanne M. Maguire, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. "Mat Joyce brings the requisite experience and track record necessary to assume the on-going GMD operations and sustainment challenges as well as future development and production requirements."
The Missile Defense Agency issued a draft request for proposals (RFP) Jan. 19 for the Development and Sustainment Contract for the GMD system and associated facilities. The agency has announced that it expects to award the contract in 2011 to continue GMD development, manufacturing, test, training, operations support and sustainment support. Work will be performed in: Huntsville, Alabama; Alaska at Fort Greely and Eareckson Air Station; Colorado at Schriever Air Force Base; and California at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
"To this new position, Mat brings a proven track record in leading outstanding missile defense and strategic weapon system programs," said retired Major Gen. John W. Holly, vice president, Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, to whom Joyce now reports. "Mat contributes extraordinary expertise in all aspects of development, production, testing, and operations and sustainment as we prepare to bid for the Missile Defense Agency's GMD Development and Sustainment Contract. He will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of the program, directing the team of Lockheed Martin employees and subcontractors dedicated to delivering consistent, performance-based outcomes across the GMD life cycle." Joyce will relocate from Sunnyvale, Calif., to Huntsville, where the Lockheed Martin GMD Program Office will be located.
Joyce's experience in missile defense and strategic weapons systems includes program management, engineering management, bid and proposal management, strategic planning and supplier management. Most recently, he was Lockheed Martin's vice president and program manager for the missile element of the Missile Defense Agency's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which has achieved 100-percent mission success in six intercept flight tests since 2005. In addition, he previously served as chief systems engineer for the THAAD missile. Joyce also has held key Lockheed Martin leadership positions for the U.S. Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program, which has achieved 130 successful consecutive flight tests of the Trident II D5 missile since 1989. His FBM assignments included program manager for the FBM Production and Deployed System Support Contract, leading missile production and support across four Navy sites, and resident director at Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic in Kings Bay, Ga., leading missile assembly, testing and delivery, as well as operations and sustainment services. Joyce, who holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., joined Lockheed Martin in 1984.
Lockheed Martin's credentials for Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Development and Sustainment include more than 30 years of experience in midcourse missile defense development, production and testing, more than 50 years of experience in strategic weapon system operations and sustainment, and award-winning performance-based logistics expertise.
Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and the development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill missile. The company makes significant contributions to most major U.S. missile defense systems and participates in several global missile defense partnerships.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.