Derek Johnson is an experienced professional with a background in several areas of operations and P&L management. He is an accomplished supply chain, logistics, and manufacturing executive with a focus on positive leadership, lean transformation, talent development, and operational excellence.
A military veteran with 8 years of service as a U.S. Army commissioned officer, Derek received a BS in Engineering from West Point, and a Masters in Organizational Development from Bowling Green State University.
Most recently, Derek was Vice-President of Programs, Logistics, and Facilities Management at Lockheed Martin. During his tenure, he implemented operational excellence programs that lowered costs and increased core business profitability. He was recruited to start up and lead the largest construction project in the history of Lockheed Martin Space, a $350M state-of-the-art, satellite production facility called the Gateway Center.
Earlier in his career, Derek served in roles of increasing responsibility with General Mills, Pepsi, Raytheon Technologies, and Dell, primarily in the areas of operations management.