Sr. Vice President, Lockheed Martin & Defense Verticals
Jim Heun is a versatile senior leader with a 25-year history of developing and implementing strategic business initiatives that maximize efficiencies, improve gross margins, and incorporate best practices. Heun began his aviation career as a presidential crew chief at HMX-1 in the United States Marine Corps. In 1988, he joined Sikorsky Aircraft, where he was given increased responsibility during his 24 years there. While General Manager at Sikorsky, he integrated and lead the Maintenance Planning and Publications Departments from 2008 through 2011. Then, in 2012, Heun led the Technical Communications Division at Dayton T. Brown as the Vice President of Operations and served as a board member. Jim’s contributions helped his employers earn various awards including the Malcolm Baldrige Award for quality, ISO 9001 certification and the UTC Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) associate certification.
Heun received a MBA with an emphasis in Technology Management from the University of New Haven in 2000. He has authored and taught a Leadership and Technology undergraduate course at Sacred Heart University and holds a Top Secret clearance.