Orlando P. Carvalho
Executive Vice President, Aeronautics
Orlando P. Carvalho is Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, responsible for all operations of the business area which generated $15 billion of sales in 2012. He was appointed to this position by Lockheed Martin’s Board of Directors in March, 2013.
Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the F-35 Lightning II Program, responsible for the successful completion of the System Development and Demonstration Program, production, flight testing, global deployment and sustainment of the three F-35 variants for 13 military services in nine partner countries and two foreign military sales customers.
Prior to assuming his current position, he served as Vice President and Deputy for the F-35 Program from August 2011 to April 2012. He has spent more than 30 years with Lockheed Martin and legacy companies, holding numerous leadership positions and receiving commendations and awards both internally and externally.
Before joining Aeronautics, he served as President of the Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2) business unit, a 15,000-employee enterprise providing systems engineering, software development and program management for more than 500 programs for the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps, as well as industrial, research and medical customers in 50 nations.
While at MS2, Mr. Carvalho also served as the General Manager and Vice President of the Surface-Sea Based Ballistic Missile Defense Systems line of business and was responsible for the successful development, production, fielding, and lifetime support of the U.S. Navy’s Aegis Weapon System, the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program, as well as the development of core combat systems capabilities for the U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt-class destroyer. His duties also extended to international customers in Japan, Spain, Norway, South Korea, and Australia.
Mr. Carvalho was responsible for starting and managing the Spanish Navy’s F-100 Combat System Program. The F-100 Program resulted in the delivery of six Aegis Weapon Systems to Spain. This program represented Lockheed Martin’s first significant entry into the European naval combat system market.
His other previous positions include serving as the technical director for the Advanced Combat System Program with the Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy and Systems Engineering Manager for the Command & Decision element of the Aegis Weapon System. He received three Aegis Program Excellence awards during his tenure.
Mr. Carvalho holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Fairfield University. He joined Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1980.