Rodney A. Makoske
Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer, Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations
Rodney (Rod) A. Makoske is the chief engineer, senior vice president, Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations (CETO) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. As the principal engineering leader for the corporation, he oversees the recruitment, retention and development of a 40,000-person engineering workforce. He is also responsible for the offices of the Chief Technology Officer, Corporate Engineering and Corporate Operations, as well as the technology and operations strategy of the corporation.
Throughout his 30 years at Lockheed Martin, Mr. Makoske has held multiple leadership positions, including serving as the vice president of Technical Operations for Lockheed Martin Systems Integration; vice president of Modernization, Sustainment and Advanced Programs for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors; vice president and group managing director for Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems; and, vice president of Engineering and Technology for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training.
Mr. Makoske is the executive sponsor for the strategic partnership between Lockheed Martin and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is also a member of the Expert Network Community of the World Economic Forum, a member of the International Academy of Astronautics and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.