|EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITION: President
OCCUPATION: PMES, Technical Staff, C3I COE
COMPANY: Lockheed Martin MST
The Department of Defense is undergoing a great transition. We are seeing a world in transformation, a world that is seemingly building a new world order. How all that comes out is going to very much depend on the leadership from this country, and the leadership of major defense companies. What is important to us moving forward is our represented employees, our capabilities, and our partnership with the companies to achieve a satisfied workforce. We experienced growth of the engineering workforces at both L-3 and LM last year and have not seen any RIFs. The ASPEP leadership continues to engage for the fairness and well-being of our members. We continue to ensure our recognition as world-class engineers and scientists and provide a voice to the companies for which we perform the work.
We understand that our companies value our importance and we retain our identity with due recognition. While we are not in a negotiation year for the L-3 or LM Collective Bargaining Agreements, ASPEP continues to collaborate with the companies, retain our job base, and prosper by implementing mutual solutions that satisfy our Customers’ needs. We strive to protect our membership benefits recognizing the economic realities in our country that drive affordability considerations to retain business. To this end, we are currently engaged in discussions with LM for potential new treatment of new hire Services ship integration and test engineers.
I will continue to bring my background experience and understanding of the ever-changing military acquisition policies in a highly competitive environment to lead our highly skilled membership. I will continue clear and timely communications to our membership, listen, and act on member concerns. I will work relentlessly with both companies to maintain and nurture our professional relationship for our members. I take pride in my professional achievements and established ASPEP relationships and will continue to leverage my personal associations with the leadership of our companies to our mutual benefit.