Rodney A. Makoske

Chief Engineer and Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology

Rod A. Makoske is the chief engineer and senior vice president, Engineering and Technology (E&T) 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 and Corporate Engineering, as well as the technology 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 and he is a member of the Clark School Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland. He is also a member of the Expert Network Community of the World Economic Forum 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.