Rodney A. Makoske

Senior Vice President, Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations


Rodney (Rod) A. Makoske is senior vice president of Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations (CETO) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. As the principal engineering and operational leader for the corporation, he oversees the recruitment, retention and development of an 86,000-person engineering, operations and information technology workforce. He is also responsible for technology and operations strategy, the offices of the Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer and Chief Data and Analytics Officer, and performance across the corporation including thousands of contracts in the U.S. and across 70 countries.

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.