Richard H. Edwards
Executive Vice President, Missiles and Fire Control
Richard H. (Rick) Edwards was elected by the Lockheed Martin Board of Directors as Executive Vice President of the new Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) business area, effective December 31, 2012.
MFC develops, manufactures and supports advanced combat, missile, rocket and space systems and provides technical services and logistics support for military customers that include the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Special Operations Forces and dozens of foreign nations. MFC also offers products and services for the global civil nuclear power industry.
Mr. Edwards has also been Executive Vice President of the MFC business unit, before it was elevated to business area status. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Tactical Missiles and Combat Maneuver Systems (TM/CMS) for MFC, where he was responsible for all aspects of Precision Fires, Close Combat Systems, Ground Vehicles, Nuclear Systems and Solutions programs, as well as MFC’s business in the United Kingdom. During that time he achieved significant expansion into new business markets, doubling the size of the TM/CMS line of business in approximately five years as well as increasing the international content of the portfolio to greater than 35 percent.
Throughout his career, Mr. Edwards has held several significant leadership positions including: Capture Program Director for the Joint Common Missile, Javelin Program Director, and Tactical Missiles Program Director, where he was responsible for all aspects of Javelin, Hellfire, Longbow, Predator, Common Missile and Precision Guided Munitions programs.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Edwards served in a variety of increasingly responsible positions at Fairchild Republic Company in Hagerstown, Md., where he gained experience in cost estimating and scheduling as well as industrial engineering.
Mr. Edwards graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Opera and the Board of Advisors for the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce.