Gregory M. Ulmer, President, Aeronautics
Lockheed Martin 

Gregory M. Ulmer is the president of the Aeronautics business area in Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading the Aeronautics business, which is a more than $25 billion enterprise employing approximately 35,000 people. The Aeronautics portfolio features 5th Generation tactical aircraft; air mobility; uncrewed and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms, including the F-35, F-22, F-16 and C-130; and the Advanced Development Programs (ADP) organization, informally known as the Skunk Works®.

Previously, Ulmer was the vice president and general manager of the F-35 Lightning II program. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading all areas of the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft program, including development, production, sustainment and modernization.

He previously served as Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ vice president of the F-35 Aircraft Production business unit. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of global F-35 production and delivery, including program management, production operations, supply chain management, quality, affordability, tooling and manufacturing rate readiness, and customer engagement.

He also previously served as the vice president of operations for the Skunk Works. In this role, he was responsible for ADP operations undertaken by more than 3,000 employees across multiple Aeronautics sites, overseeing the F-22 Raptor Modification Line, U-2 Dragon Lady Periodic Depot Maintenance, F-35 Lightning II subassembly work and ADP Special Programs.

Throughout his career, Ulmer has led several critical initiatives for Lockheed Martin as the C-5 vice president and program manager responsible for the overall operations and leadership of the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program and the Avionics Modernization Program; C-130 deputy program manager for operations; C-130 air vehicle director; deputy chief engineer and Flight Test integrated product team senior manager; and other roles. Ulmer began his career as a flight test engineer supporting the MD-11, C-17 and C-130J programs from first flight through certification for all three aircraft.

Ulmer is a member of the Board of Directors for the Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership and a fellow in the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, where he received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering, and he holds an executive master’s degree in business management with an emphasis on aerospace from the University of Tennessee.