Dr. Ray Johnson is chief technology officer and senior vice president at Lockheed Martin, where he guides the company’s technology vision and provides corporate leadership in the strategic areas of technology and engineering, which includes more than 65,000 people working on more than 4,000 programs.
Our sister site ExecutiveBiz recently spoke with Johnson to discuss his added responsibilities at the Bethesda, Md.-based company and his views on the importance of STEM education in the U.S.
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Johnson leads the company’s advanced concepts organization and a laboratory for collaborative experimentation and analysis involving Lockheed, its customers and industry partners.
The company lists his areas of experience as including strategic planning, program development, program management and venture capital funding.
Before joining Lockheed, Johnson served as chief operating officer for Modern Technology Solutions Inc. Prior to that, he held a variety of increasingly responsible executive positions at SAIC, including serving as senior vice president and general manager of SAIC’s advanced concepts business unit.
Johnson served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 2001 to 2005. He chaired the 2003 summer study “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Perspective: Effects, Capabilities, and Technologies” and c0-chaired the 2002 study “Predictive Battlespace Awareness.”
His Air Force career included assignments in laser physics and systems design and analysis, electro-optic systems research and development, survivability, and command and control.
He currently serves as a member of the Sandia Corporation, SPIE, and Project Lead the Way’s board of directors. He is a member of the board of visitors for the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. He previously served on the boards of two biotechnology companies.
Johnson graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He also holds both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
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