Craig Owens

Program Manger, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program

Lockheed Martin

Craig currently serves as the Program Manger for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.  Craig is based out of Ft. Worth, TX and supports the other Lockheed Martin Aeronautics sites at Marietta, GA and Palmdale, CA. He has served in this position since May of 2007.  

Craig has 26 years of experience at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.  He began his career in Fort Worth, TX, in 1989 as an Operations Analyst on the National Aerospace (NASP) program.  During his tenure at the company, he has performed a variety of different roles within the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics organization, including serving as the Deputy Lead for the F-35 Prognostic and Health Management Demonstration team during the Concept Demonstration Phase of the program.  Craig also spent two years as the Manager for Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP).  He spent a total of nine years in various roles on the F-35 Vehicle Design and Development team.  Prior to working on the F-35 program, he worked as a maintainability design engineer on the F-16 program and served the same role on various advanced development programs.  Craig earned his BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR in 1987 and 1989, respectively.  He also earned his MBA in Management from the University of Dallas in 1994.  Craig currently resides in Aledo, TX, with his wife Sophie and three children.