Executive Vice President, Space Systems
Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s space systems segment, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena.
Ambrose oversees a $9.4 billion organization with approximately 18,000 employees that provide satellite systems, missile defense, satellite command-and-control systems and other technology platforms for civil, national security and commercial clients.
Lockheed partnered with geospatial imagery company DigitalGlobe in November to launch the WorldView-4 satellite for collections of commercial images at 30-centimeter resolutions and continue technological progress in the remote sensing field.
Ambrose noted then that Lockheed will leverage its skills in radiofrequency and optical technologies in combination with Collinear’s networking technology experience to develop the hybrid communications platform.
In an April 2016 interview with Space News, he said the company considers the convergence of commercial and defense systems in an effort to meet the government’s future needs for space systems.
For a LinkedIn article published in March 2016, Ambrose acknowledged the growth in investments across the space industry and discussed Lockheed’s work on the Exploration Mission-1 crew module at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
Calendar year 2016 also saw the development of a Lockheed-made online portal, HelpNowMap.com, that works to provide post-disaster data from the ground with the use of DigitalGlobe’s satellite imagery.
Ambrose is a 35-year aerospace and defense industry veteran who joined Lockheed in 2000 and has since held senior leadership positions within the space systems segment and the former information systems and global solutions business.
Prior to Lockheed, Ambrose served as VP of space systems for a business segment at Raytheon and has also held the role of president and general manager of space systems at Hughes Network Systems’ information technology systems business.
He is also chairman of the board of directors of United Launch Alliance and a board member of the Space Foundation.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Rick Ambrose and the Lockheed team for their selection to receive the award.
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|Lockheed Martin Features New Satellite Buses at AFA-Hosted Event; Rick Ambrose Comments||09/28/2017|
|Lockheed Unveils New Satellite Bus Product Line; Rick Ambrose Comments||09/20/2017|
|Lockheed Begins Construction of $350M Satellite Factory in Colorado; Rick Ambrose Comments||09/05/2017|
|Lockheed Breaks Ground on New Satellite Production Facility; Rick Ambrose Comments||09/01/2017|
|Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose: AR/VR, 3D Printing & AI to Shape Satellite Production||08/18/2017|
|Lockheed Integrates Updated Comms Satellite for Saudi Customers; Rick Ambrose Comments||08/16/2017|
|Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose: AI, Virtual Reality, 3D Printing Could Revolutionize Satellite Production||08/15/2017|
|Lockheed Completes Arabsat Comms Satellite Integration; Rick Ambrose Comments||08/11/2017|
|Lockheed Martin Unveils Future $350M Satellite Production Center in Colorado; Rick Ambrose Comments||08/04/2017|
|Lockheed Begins Colorado Satellite Manufacturing Hub Construction; Rick Ambrose Comments||08/02/2017|
|Lockheed Martin’s Rick Ambrose Lands NDIA Recognition for Space Systems Work||07/18/2017|
|Lockheed EVP Rick Ambrose to Receive NDIA’s Peter B. Teets Award||07/14/2017|
|Lockheed Martin Names ‘Generation Beyond’ Video Challenge Winners; Rick Ambrose Comments||06/14/2017|
|Lockheed Develops Space-Themed Curriculum, App to Promote STEM Learning; Rick Ambrose Comments||06/12/2017|
|Lockheed Names Student Winners of Mars Spacecraft Design Challenge; Rick Ambrose Comments||06/07/2017|
|Lockheed Aims to Incite Interest in Space-Related Careers Via New App, Curriculum; Rick Ambrose Comments||06/07/2017|
|DOE, NIFA to Help Fund Biomass R&D Projects||06/07/2017|
|Lockheed Martin Space Systems EVP Rick Ambrose Elected to 2017 Wash100 for Strategic Partnering Leadership||03/01/2017|
|Lockheed to Shift 650 Fleet Ballistic Missile Program Positions to Colorado, Florida; Rick Ambrose Comments||02/27/2017|
|Lockheed to Move Fleet Ballistic Missile Program to Florida, Colorado Facilities; Rick Ambrose Comments||02/24/2017|
|Rick Ambrose, Lockheed Space Systems EVP, Chosen to 2017 Wash100 for Partnership & Investment Leadership||01/27/2017|
|Collinear to Commercialize Lockheed Wireless Data Transmission Tech; Rick Ambrose Comments||12/19/2016|
|Lockheed-Collinear Partnership Aims to Commercialize Wireless Transmission Tech; Rick Ambrose Comments||12/16/2016|
|DigitalGlobe Deploys Lockheed-Made WorldView-4 Imaging Satellite; Rick Ambrose Comments||11/15/2016|
|DigitalGlobe Launches Lockheed-Built WorldView-4 Satellite; Rick Ambrose Comments||11/14/2016|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed, Sandia Lab Bid Partners Aim for Partnerships, Talent, Small Biz Growth||07/28/2016|
|Lockheed, 3 Universities Team Up to Chase Sandia Labs Mgmt Recompete Contract; Rick Ambrose Comments||07/26/2016|
|Weekly Roundup July 5 – July 8 2016: Lockheed’s Hand in NASA’s Jupiter Journey & more||07/08/2016|
|Lockheed's Rick Ambrose Talks Space Industry Outlook at Atlantic Council Event||06/09/2016|
|Lockheed EVP Rick Ambrose to Speak at Atlantic Council's 'Captains of Industry Series'||06/06/2016|
|Lockheed Develops Disaster Response Portal Based on DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery||05/05/2016|
|Lockheed's Rick Ambrose: Defense-Industry System Convergence to Drive Future Space Investments||04/28/2016|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Seeks Commercial, Defense Systems Convergence for Govt Space Efforts||04/26/2016|
|Lockheed Martin Space Systems Hires New Strategy, Business Dev't VP; Rick Ambrose Comments||03/29/2016|
|Kay Sears Named Lockheed Space Systems VP for Strategy & Business Devt; Rick Ambrose Comments||03/23/2016|
|Lockheed's Rick Ambrose: 1st GPS III Satellite to be Completed August||03/22/2016|
|Lockheed Seeks Reduced Satellite Dev't Time, Costs With 3D Printing; Rick Ambrose Comments||03/18/2016|
|Skot Butler to Succeed Kay Sears as Intelsat General President; Stephen Spengler Comments||03/18/2016|
|Lockheed, Boeing JV Assigns $134M for Vulcan Rocket Devt; Rick Ambrose Comments||03/14/2016|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed-Boeing Team Seeks 'Prudent' Approach to Vulcan Rocket Development||03/11/2016|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Eyes August Completion of 1st Air Force GPS III Satellite||03/10/2016|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Eyes Reduced Costs Through 3D Printing, Shortened Satellite Devt Time||03/08/2016|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Martin-Built GPS III Satellite Concludes Thermal Vacuum Test||01/15/2016|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Completes GPS III Satellite Thermal Vacuum Test||01/14/2016|
|Rick Ambrose on Lockheed's Commercial Satellite Portfolio Push||07/17/2015|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Eyes Commercial Satellite Business Growth||07/16/2015|
|WEEKLY ROUNDUP JULY 6 – JULY 10 2015||07/13/2015|
|Lockheed Opens Denver Satellite Sensing, Comms Tech Development Hub; Rick Ambrose Comments||07/07/2015|
|LOCKHEED EVP RICK AMBROSE USHERS IN JILL HRUBY AS NEW SANDIA LABS LEAD||06/24/2015|
|Jill Hruby to Head Sandia Nat'l Labs; Rick Ambrose Comments||06/23/2015|
|Lockheed's Rick Ambrose: ULA Eyes Russian Rocket Engine Ban Waiver||06/16/2015|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed-Boeing JV Seeks US Approval for Russian Rocket Engine Purchase||06/15/2015|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Eyes 3D Printing of Satellite Components||06/08/2015|
|Rick Ambrose: 3D Printing Tech Helps Lockheed Shorten Satellite Development Cycle||06/05/2015|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Seeks to Inspire STEM with Aerospace Learning Center||05/14/2015|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Martin Space Education Center Aims to Encourage STEM Learning||05/13/2015|
|Lockheed's Rick Ambrose, Orion Space Systems Team Earn Wash100 Recognition||03/13/2015|
|Rick Ambrose, Lockheed Space Systems President, Named to Wash100 for Orion Program Leadership||01/23/2015|
|LOCKHEED CHIEF RICK AMBROSE, ORION SPACE SYSTEMS TEAM EARN WASH100 NOD||01/23/2015|
|TECH FIRMS, SERVICE PROVIDERS PLAY PART IN ORION MAIDEN FLIGHT TEST; RICK AMBROSE, MAC CURTIS COMMENT||12/09/2014|
|Rick Ambrose: New Lockheed Commercial Space HQ in Denver Eyes Industry Support||10/30/2014|
|Rick Ambrose: New Lockheed Martin COE to Offer Design-to-Production Work on Optical Systems||09/11/2014|
|Lockheed, EOS Subsidiary Forge Space-Tracking Service Partnership; Rick Ambrose Comments||08/26/2014|
|Lockheed Martin Opens Tech Office in England; Rick Ambrose Comments||07/21/2014|
|Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Aims to Speed Up Satellite Development With 3D Printing Tech||05/20/2014|