Greenville, SC, USA. 06 April 2021. Lockheed Martin has named Walt Lindsley site director and general manager of its Greenville, South Carolina site, effective May 3. Lindsley currently serves as director of Modifications, Upgrades and Overhaul (MUO) for Lockheed Martin’s Sustainment Operations. He will succeed Mike Fox, who is retiring in June after 18 years with the company.
In his new role, Lindsley will be responsible for the nearly 700-person operation, which provides nose-to-tail aircraft sustainment, modifications and upgrades, and is the home of the F-16 production line and the first ever U.S.- based industrial depot for U.S. Air Force F-16 overflow services.
“Walt brings a proven reputation of strong leadership experience and operations and logistics management,” said Bruce Litchfield, vice president, Lockheed Martin Sustainment Operations. “He is stepping into the role at a time of incredible growth and opportunity for our Greenville site.”
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 2018, Lindsley served 36 years in the U.S. Air Force, where he retired as brigadier general. He has held a variety of technical and leadership roles throughout his career, including director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection for the Air Force Global Strike Command and Vice Commander at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, overseeing the recovery and strengthening of the Air Force’s nuclear enterprise. He has also commanded six U.S. Air Force units at every level, from squadron, group and wing level, to commanding the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex.
“We appreciate Mike’s leadership and service to the company and the Greenville site,” said Litchfield. “He has been instrumental in standing-up the F-16 fighter jet production line in Greenville and was at the helm as the site competed for and won a $900 million contract to provide support and depot-overflow services for the U.S. Air Force’s F-16 fleet.”
Fox has also been an active member of the Greenville community, serving on the board of directors for Greenville Technical College Foundation and the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance.