Steve Sheehy is the Vice President for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Sustainment Business Development. In this position, he is responsible for the development of sustainment solutions for U.S. and international customers that best satisfies national requirements at an affordable cost. The sustainment solution will build on an integrated sustainment baseline solution with linkages between the different Lockheed Martin platforms within each country.
Steve most recently served as the Director for F-35 Sustainment Strategy and Business Development. He led the F-35 Product Support Integrator (PSI) Campaign, captured direct-commercial sale contracts with F-35 international customers, and developed winning sustainment solutions for large aircraft captures such as Belgium, Finland, Switzerland and Poland.
His earlier career experience includes senior manager for F-35 U.S. & International Logistics Sustainment Solutions where he developed the F-35 Integrated Sustainment Plan for each F-35 customer. The detailed Integrated Sustainment Plans focused on the successful base activation from a national perspective which captured processes, tasks, and actions leading up to first aircraft arrival and extending into Full Operational Capability. The plans linked national sovereign requirements and aspirations with the common F-35 sustainment system.
Steve began at Lockheed Martin in 2010 following a career in the U.S. Air Force. In May 1984, he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He then served more than 25 years in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer on F-15s, F-16s, U-2s, T-38s and the RQ-4 Global Hawk. His USAF career took him around the globe with operational assignments and deployments in the United States, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Turkey, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Korea. He was the Squadron Commander for the 47th Component Repair Squadron and then the 47th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, both at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. Steve was assigned in staff positions at Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC; Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.; and 3rd Air Force, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom. He retired in 2009 as the 9th Maintenance Group Commander at Beale Air Force Base, California.
Steve has two master’s degrees; Acquisition & Procurement Management from Webster University and National Security & Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He also has the distinction to be an Air Force Fellow at RAND in Santa Monica, CA.
Steve is married to the former Theresa Benzmiller, and they have a grown son.