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Lockheed Martin has appointed Dr Dennis Goege as Vice President for Central and Eastern Europe (VP CEE) to lead its growing presence in the region. In his role he reports directly to Jonathan Hoyle, Vice President and Chief Executive Europe at Lockheed Martin. Dennis will be based in the Berlin office of Lockheed Martin, being responsible for a selection of countries, and specifically Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia and the Baltics.
“I am pleased to welcome Dennis in his new role as Vice President to support our organization of Lockheed Martin in Europe”, said Jonathan Hoyle. “This new post has been created in response to significant business growth in Central and European markets and to set out a path for building on business opportunities in the region.”
Dennis joins Lockheed Martin from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Cologne, where he was the Executive Board representative for Defence and Security. He brings with him over 14 years of leadership and general management experience as well as over 12 years of professional experience in global public policy, political and government relations as well as independent technology and capability development consultancy.
He began his career as a Research Scientist at DLR in 2000 and moved through a series of increasingly senior positions before joining the Science and Technology Organisation in NATO in France as Executive Officer in 2007. In his Executive role at DLR, which he held since 2010, Dr Goege was also the Program Coordinator for Defence and Security. In addition, he acted as an advisor to the German Ministry of Defence and to the Munich Security Conference. Since December 2016, Dr Goege was also the Founding and Managing Director of DLR’s Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures in Bremerhaven, Germany.