Orlando Carvalho

Orlando P. Carvalho
Executive Vice President, Aeronautics

Orlando Carvalho is Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business area and an officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Aeronautics is a 24,000-employee enterprise that generated $20.1 billion in sales in 2017. He was appointed to his current position by the Lockheed Martin Board of Directors in March 2013.

In his 37 years with Lockheed Martin, Mr. Carvalho has held several integral leadership positions, including Executive Vice President and General Manager of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program. In this role, he led the System Development and Demonstration program, aircraft production, flight testing and global sustainment of the three F-35 variants for the United States, eight partner countries and three foreign military sales customers.

Previously, he served as Vice President and Deputy for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program; President of Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2); and General Manager and Vice President of Surface-Sea Based Ballistic Missile Defense Systems. He is credited with securing and managing the Spanish Navy’s F-100 Combat System program – Lockheed Martin’s first significant entry into the European naval combat system market.

Mr. Carvalho serves on the Board of Directors for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and on the Board of Advisors for the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was named National Management Association (NMA) Executive of the Year in 2015.

Born in Vineland, New Jersey, Mr. Carvalho earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Fairfield University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland. In 1980, he joined the Aerospace Sector of the RCA Corporation, which ultimately became part of the Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1995. 


February 8, 2018