Craig Owens

Board Member

Lockheed Martin

Craig has been an engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and its former companies in Fort Worth for the 22 years.  He accepted an entry-level engineering position after completing his Bachelor’s and Masters in Engineering at the University of Arkansas in 1989.  Craig’s first assignment was as a Missions Operations Analyst on the National Aerospace Program where he spent 2 years.  During the next six years, Craig accepted several different assignments working in various areas of supportability design such as maintainability, reliability, and system safety on programs such as the F-16, the Indigenous Defense Fighter, and the Advanced Tactical Fighter.  After six years working in the design aspect of aerospace engineering, Craig accepted a position in the Core Engineering group where for a two year assignment he was responsible for engineering recruiting for major programs followed by two years managing Lockheed Martin’s Engineering Leadership Development program.  With Lockheed Martin initially winning first the Concept Development Phase and later the Systems Design and Development Phase of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Craig moved back into design engineering and spent the last 10 years as the deputy lead for the Prognostic and Health Management Vehicle Systems team for the Joint Strike Fighter program.

 

In 2007, Craig accepted an assignment and promotion and became the Program Manager for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) for the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Business Area.  In this role, he is responsible for the integration of new technology funded by the SBIR program and transitioning high potential technologies to Aeronautics’ production programs.  Craig has been married for 20 years and has 3 children ages 16, 14, and 11.