AmCham Business Briefing with Vince Di Pietro, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin

Event Date: 
09 March 2018
Pan Pacific Perth
207 Adelaide Terrace

Customer to Provider: Delivering a Fundamental Input to Capability.

Vince Di Pietro is Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand. Join AmCham as he shares his unique insight into what it is like to be a customer as opposed to now delivering to that customer.

Vince Di Pietro has been the Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia since December 2016, after joining Lockheed Martin in August 2016. Vince is leading Lockheed Martin to achieve its vision to be Australia’s partner of choice for defence, aerospace, sustainment and technology solutions. Prior to this, Vince served in the Royal Australian Navy for 40 years and has flown 5,000 hours in helicopters and aeroplanes. His naval career included leadership roles in aviation; squadron, shore and joint commands; professional military education; diplomacy; safety and risk management; and system safety. He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 2007 Australia Day Honours List for outstanding achievement as Director General Navy Certification, Safety & Acceptance in Navy Systems Command from December 2003 until January 2006. On promotion to Commodore, Vince was appointed as Australia's Naval Attaché to the United States in Washington, DC from June 2007 to June 2010. His work as Naval Attaché was recognised by the United States with the award of the Legion Of Merit (Officer Division) by the Secretaries of Defence and US Navy. On his return to Australia, he was Director General Navy Capability Plans and Engagement in Navy Strategic Command and from January 2013, he was Commander Fleet Air Arm. During his Command, significant recapitalisation took place of the Fleet Air Arm’s facilities and aircraft fleet. This included the delivery of the majority of the 24 Seahawk Romeo helicopters, operational transition and acceptance for shipborne operations of the Maritime Support helicopter, the foundations of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System, and the significant construction and modernisation of the RAN’s aviation facilities in Nowra and WA. Vince retired from full time service in March 2016.

About Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Lockheed Martin works with local partners to deliver systems and advanced engineering capabilities for customers in the aeronautics, maritime, land, surveillance, cyber, space, C4ISR and civil domains.

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