Vice President of Quality and Mission Success (Q&MS)
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Dr. Alexander Eksir is vice president of Quality and Mission Success (Q&MS) at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. In this role, Dr. Eksir oversees the development and integration of the Q&MS strategy across the Aeronautics enterprise. This includes overall quality management system responsibility, fostering a quality-focused culture and driving continuous improvement throughout the product lifecycle to enable flawless program execution and total customer satisfaction. He also serves as a spokesman for the cause of Mission Assurance at government and industry conferences, as well as on college and university campuses worldwide.
Dr. Eksir has more than 35 years of experience in the aerospace, commercial electronics and biomedical industries. Previous to his position at Lockheed Martin, he was the vice president for Mission Assurance for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business and the IDS lead for Raytheon Six Sigma and Quality.
Before joining Raytheon, Dr. Eksir held senior leadership positions at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS), including vice president of Operations for Advanced Technology Systems and director of Strategic Programs. In that role, he developed and introduced a company-wide Six Sigma strategy. In his pre-GDAIS days, Dr. Eksir founded Communications Technology Management, where he served as the company’s president and CEO, providing service companies with best-in-class business process and technical program management solutions.
From the late 1970s through the late 1990s, Dr. Eksir held a wide range of positions in various companies, including Harris Corporation, Augat Corporation, and a variety of companies in the aerospace, commercial electronics and biomedical industries.
Dr. Eksir holds a Black Belt and Master Black Belt in Six Sigma from the Juran Institute. In April 2004, the Juran Institute honored him with the title of Executive Master Black Belt for his continuous Six Sigma contributions, which have attained significant business results.
Dr. Eksir earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Florence, Italy, and his master’s degree in business administration from National University. He earned his Executive Doctor of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Business. A world traveler who speaks four languages, Dr. Eksir advocates cultural diversity and inclusive thinking. He has conducted business in more than 46 countries around the world.