Advisory Board Profile
Michael Sarpu

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Title: Vice President, Operations at Lockheed Martin

About Michael Sarpu

Michael (Mike) Sarpu is vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training (MST) Operations organization. In this role, Mr. Sarpu is responsible for MST’s supply chain, production operations, global sustainment and facilities management. He also chairs the Corporate Council on Operations Leadership Development.

Previously, Mr. Sarpu served as vice president of Business Transformation for Lockheed Martin’s Global Training and Logistics (GTL) business unit and was responsible for the development and implementation of business models and systems to support the GTL enterprise.

Mr. Sarpu joined Lockheed Martin in October 1986 as a member of the Technical Operations organization and worked assignments of increasing responsibility within the Corporation. Mr. Sarpu’s diverse background includes advanced manufacturing technologies, factory management, hardware engineering, supply chain integration, mergers and acquisitions and information technology. Mr. Sarpu has also served as director of Engineering Process Improvement for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), director of Production Operations for the MFC factory in Orlando, Florida, general manager of the MFC facility in Ocala, Florida, and vice president of Operations for GTL.

Mr. Sarpu holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.