Dan Heller Vice President, Corporate Engineering Lockheed Martin
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Daniel (Dan) J. Heller is vice president of Lockheed Martin Corporate Engineering where he is responsible for functional excellence and rapid digital transformation of the 50,000 person Lockheed Martin engineering workforce.
Prior to this role, Mr. Heller was the principal technical leader for the RMS business area and its nearly 14,000 engineers and scientists. With an emphasis on creating a world-class, all digital development environment, he focuses his team on developing disruptive technologies, driving superior program performance and delivering innovative solutions that exceed customer and company expectations.
Mr. Heller also served as chairman and president for the Applied NanoStructured Solutions, LLC – a world leader in nanotechnology solutions for commercial and defense applications.
Previously, Mr. Heller served as vice president of Sustainability Technologies line of business for the Mission Systems and Training business area, responsible for leveraging existing technologies and capabilities from across Lockheed Martin to access non-traditional markets, with a strong focus on sustainability-related markets.
Mr. Heller’s career spans over 30 years of experience in the industry with Lockheed Martin and heritage companies. He previously served as vice president of Nuclear Systems and Solutions for the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) business area, where his primary responsibility was to penetrate the civil nuclear energy market with products and services from across the corporation. Mr. Heller also served as the vice president and general manager of the MFC Archbald site that specialized in nuclear instrumentation and controls and direct attack weapons and training devices.
Mr. Heller holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Mr. Heller has participated in advanced program management and leadership courses taught by the Defense Systems Management Systems College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Lockheed Martin.