Theofanis G. (Ted) Gavrilis

Theofanis G. (Ted) Gavrilis

Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems

Theofanis (Ted) Gavrilis was appointed President of Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems in Feb 2000. In this capacity, he provides executive leadership for the marketing, design, development, production and delivery in-orbit of satellites and related communications systems for customers worldwide.

In October 1999, Ted was appointed as the Executive Vice President, for Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space in Sunnyvale CA. In 1998 he served as Vice President and General Manager of Space Systems at Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Denver Colorado.

Ted’s service with Lockheed Martin began in 1970 as an associate engineer with Martin Marietta Astronautics division in Denver Colorado and has held progressively responsible positions in engineering and executive management.

Ted earned his Associate and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering from the College of Aeronautics and University of Colorado in 1969 and 1977 respectively. In 1980, as an industry representative, he attended the DoD Management & Acquisitions School at the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) in Fort Belvoir Virginia. In 1989, as a Sloan Fellow, he received the Master of Science in Management (S.M.) degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2002 he received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the College of Aeronautics NY for his contributions to the Space Program.

Ted has been recognized for technical innovation in the field of telecommunications and satellite microwave systems and was named Astronautics Inventor of the Year in 1979. He is a member of the National Management Association (NMA), the Air Force Association (AFA), the American Astronautical Society (AAS) and the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA).

In 2005 he received the “Industrial Leadership Award” from the AAS and was named “Associate Fellow” by the AIAA.

He is a Corporate Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation and serves on the board of trustees for Vaughn College NY and on the board of directors for the Red Cross, PA/NJ region.

In the beginning of 2003 , blessed by Archebishop Demetrios of America, a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket lumbered up from its seaside pad, currying the first Greek/Cypriot satellite, Hellas-Sat, into orbit.

It is important to mention that Ted Gavrilis was among the other officials, as top executive at Lockheed Martin, president of the defense and aerospace conglomerate’s Commercial Space Systems Divisions.