Rodney A. Makoske

Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer, Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations



Rodney (Rod) A. Makoske is senior vice president and chief engineer of Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations (CETO) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. He is responsible for spearheading engineering initiatives and technology investments, while overseeing the offices of the Chief Technology Officer, Corporate Engineering, and Engineering and Technology Operations. In addition, he oversees the recruitment, retention and development of an 82,000-person engineering and technology workforce.

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.