|The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce is honored to introduce a new Corporate member, Lockheed Martin.|
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company involved in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems and products. The company also provides a broad range of management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistic, and information services. Lockheed Martin's products and services are provided to both domestic and international customers. The company's main areas of focus are in defense, space, intelligence, homeland security, and information technology, including cyber security. The company's history started in August of 1912 (almost one hundred years ago), when Glenn L. Martin established the Glenn L. Martin Company in Los Angeles, California. He started the company after building his first plane in a rented church, where he took a leap of faith on his risky but innovative new aircraft design at the urging of none other than Orville Wright. Today, Lockheed Martin is a Maryland corporation which was formed in 1995 by combining the businesses of Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation.
According to the company's 2011 Annual Report, Lockheed Martin is "....operating in an environment that is characterized by both increasing complexity in the global security environment, as well as continuing economic pressures in the U.S. and globally. A significant component of our strategy in this environment is to focus on core program execution, improving the quality and predictability of the delivery of our products and services, and placing more security capability into the hands of our customers at affordable prices. Recognizing that our U.S. Government customers are resource constrained, we are endeavoring to develop and extend our portfolio in a disciplined manner with a focus on international and adjacent markets. Finally, we are focused on cost reduction, through actions such as our workforce reductions in 2011 and programs like our Voluntary Executive Separation Program (VESP) and facility reduction initiatives in 2010, to further enhance the value of our products and services."
Alexander (Alex) Suchkov will represent Lockheed Martin at AUCC events and activities. Alex Suchkov is a Director of Aviation Market Strategies and Business Development at Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions. In his role he is leading aviation business capture in CIS countries and broader international markets including in the Middle East and Asia. He is also advising Senior Corporate Executives on acquisition and partnership strategies in pursuit of new business in aviation domain, including air traffic control, airports, and airlines. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 2005, Alex worked as a Senior Program Manager with the Boeing Company responsible for Emerging International Programs and External Business Relationships. Prior to Boeing, Alex worked as a Consultant for several smaller aviation companies advising FAA on the new programs investments and future technologies planning and development. He graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute in Russia with MS in Aircraft Engineering, and from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with MS in Aerospace Engineering and MS in Civil Engineering - Aviation Transportation. Alex has over 15 years of high-tech strategy consulting, sales, marketing, business development, and management experience with a successful track record closing deals and executing projects in the Aerospace & Air Traffic Management industries in the U.S., Western Europe, Russia/CIS countries, Asia, and the Middle East. He has multicultural, multilingual background (born in Moscow, Russia; lived in Helsinki, Finland during childhood and in Berlin, Germany during early college years; educated in Russia and in the U.S.; living in the U.S. for the past 18 years; traveled and worked in various parts of the world; possess a good understanding of the issues multinational companies face operating globally, especially in emerging markets.