Michael E. Williamson is the Vice President and General Manager for sensors, transformation and modernization at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC). In this role, he is responsible for a diverse portfolio of products and business enabling initiatives, including advanced sensors for fixed and rotary wing aircraft; the company’s business operations in Ampthill in the United Kingdom; support to Special Operations forces around the globe; Missiles and Fire Control’s digital transformation initiatives and IT offerings; and more. He also is the General Manager of the business’ Orlando site, which is home to approximately 6,500 employees.
Mr. Williamson joined Lockheed Martin in July 2017 as the Vice President of program performance. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading mission success activities and associated program performance across MFC. From August 2018 to September 2019, he served as the vice president of the Sensors & Global Sustainment line of business for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, where he was responsible for the execution and strategic growth of Lockheed Martin’s advanced sensor and sustainment programs, with more than 350 contracts and 5,000 employees around the globe. From October 2019 through August 2021, Mr. Williamson served as the Vice President of tactical and strike missiles for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. For this line of business, he was responsible for leading the corporation’s endeavors in the areas of hypersonics, close combat systems, strike systems/cruise missiles, precision fires/combat maneuver systems, and advanced programs.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Williamson served as the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology and Director of Acquisition Career Management. In this capacity, he was the Army’s senior acquisition officer, where he managed over 600 major Army programs totaling over $20 billion annually.
Mr. Williamson retired as a Lieutenant General with over 30 years in the Army and held various roles with increasing responsibility in operations, program management and acquisition. His most recent assignments include Deputy Commanding General, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; Deputy Program Executive Officer, Integration and Joint PEO for the Tactical Radio Systems; Director of Systems Integration, ASA(ALT); and Commander of the Software Engineering Center. He also served as a Congressional Fellow on Capitol Hill.
Mr. Williamson received a B.S. from Husson University in Business Administration and an M.S. in Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.