Perspectives on Aerospace Leadership:
A Conversation with Vance Coffman and Dennis Muilenburg
Dr. Vance D. Coffman retired in April 2005 as chairman of Lockheed Martin Corporation. He served in a series corporate leadership positions including president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin’s Space & Strategic Missile Sector. Prior to the merger of Lockheed and Martin Marietta Corporations in 1995, he served as executive vice president of Lockheed Corporation. He received his BS in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University in 1967.
Dennis Muilenburg is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company. He oversees the strategic direction of the Chicago-based $96.1 billion aerospace company. With approximately 160,000 employees across the United States and in more than 65 countries, Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and top U.S. exporter. He received his BS in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University in 1986.