Norm Augustine, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., one of the world’s largest aerospace contractors, and a highly respected national leader on technology and competitiveness, will give a public talk on leadership at the University of Colorado Boulder on Thursday, April 4.
His presentation, called “Engineering the Leader,” will begin at 6 p.m. in Duane Physics, room G1B20. The event is free and open to the public.
Augustine’s career in the aerospace industry began in 1958 when he joined the Douglas Aircraft Company after graduating magna cum laude from Princeton. He went onto hold positions at LTV, Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin, from which he retired as chairman and CEO in 1997.
He also served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the late 1960s, and he was named Under Secretary of the Army in 1975. He was chairman and principal officer of the American Red Cross for nine years, as well as chairman of the National Academy of Engineering, the Aerospace Industries Association, the Association of the United States Army and the Defense Science Board.
Augustine has chaired numerous national advisory committees, including the National Academy of Sciences panel that authored the 2005 report, “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future.” The report recommended ways to strengthen research and education in science and technology.
In 2009, he chaired the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee, and in 2011 he headed a strategic review of U.S. science-support operations on Antarctica.
His many honors include the National Medal of Technology and the Department of Defense’s Distinguished Service Medal, which he received five times.
He also has authored or co-authored four books, including “Augustine’s Laws,” which captures his pointed yet witty perspective on the conundrums of business management today. He has served on the boards of directors of ConocoPhillips, Black and Decker, Procter & Gamble, and Lockheed Martin.
Augustine’s talk is sponsored by the Engineering Leadership Program. For more information, visit www.colorado.edu/engineering/leadership/leadershipseries.