As a Lockheed Martin Fellow, Don provides Airworthiness and Airworthiness Certification expertise within LM Aeronautics, other LM divisions, and partner companies. He represents Lockheed Martin to certifying authorities including the US Air Force, NAVAIR (Navy & Marines), the Army, and the Federal Aviation Administration and teaches Airworthiness classes throughout the company and to LM partners and customers. Don serves on the Senior Corporate Airworthiness Representative to the Airworthiness Defense Industry Advisory Group advising the US Air Force in Airworthiness Certification. Since joining LM Aero in 2002, Don has supported various programs including F-35, F-16, F-22, C-5, C-130 and multiple advanced developmental programs.
Prior to Don’s service to LM Aero, he served 15 years in the commercial division of The Boeing Company working in Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Assurance Engineering, and as the interface between his Boeing division and the Federal Aviation Administration. Don began his career at Halliburton Services in the early 1980’s.
Don and Marcie met while attending Texas Tech and married in 1981. They have two married children who live in the DFW area. Don graduated from Texas Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering followed by a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University. Don and Marcie currently live in North Richland Hills.