Lee Fleisher

Mr. Fleisher is currently the Executive Director for ASPEP (Association of Scientists and Professional Engineers).  He previously worked for Lockheed Martin (LM) and predecessor companies (RCA, GE,  and Martin Marietta) for over 44 ½ years and three years at a small consulting firm in Warminster, PA (GRD Inc). 

In his career, he has worked in engineering and management positions as first and second level manager as well as Director.  He is a certified Expert Systems Engineering Professional through INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering).  Mr. Fleisher was also the President of ASPEP for ten years. 

He had leadership roles on Aegis Programs, allied programs, and as a proposal manager for a number of business pursuits both for US and allied programs and had a short stint working at LM Corporate Headquarters in Bethesda, MD.  He is also an INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) Certified Expert Systems Engineer (Instantiated on March 3, 2001).

Mr. Fleisher has a BS in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon (1973) University and an MBA from Temple University (1978).  He received six LM NOVA awards (highest level Lockheed Martin award) for his leadership participation on new business capture teams.  He is married to a retired school nurse and has two children; his son graduated from Villanova University majoring in Computer Engineering and is a Senior Solutions Engineer at VMWare, and his daughter graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and is a Senior Inventory Planning Coordinator at Bristol Myers Squibb.

Lee’s philosophy is grounded on the Four C’s. Context, Communication, Commitment, and Connect-the-Dots. 

1. Context is important for communications. By setting the context in speaking and in writing, your messages can be better understood.
2. Communications is two-way. You need to be a good listener and make sure the person or persons with whom you are communicating understand the key points.
3. Commitments. When I commit to something, I do my best to deliver, but forcing commitments on others isn’t a best practice. Negotiating and discussing commitments will deliver a win, win for all.
4. Connecting-the-Dots refers to the “big picture” thinking that spawned systems engineering as a discipline. Solving complex problems requires thinking that includes integration of multidisciplinary inputs and understanding the key interrelationships.

Lee Fleisher