Vice President and General Manager (Ret.), Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mr. Ken Johnson graduated from Rutgers School of Engineering in 1966 with a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and then launched a highly productive career spanning 35 years with the American space industry with RCA, GE, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin. He rose through the ranks to become Vice President and General Manager of the Astro-Space operations in New Jersey, and then the new Communications and Power in PA; he was a leader in designing and building satellites, spacecraft, and subsystems for space missions.
Over the years, Mr. Johnson has remained a very active alumni volunteer and a consistent donor. He has served two terms as President of the Rutgers Engineering Society; he was the initial Chair of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; and was the Commencement speaker for the School of Engineering in May, 1995. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Master of Business and Science program; is a Board member and President-elect of the Rutgers Alumni Association, and a Board member and Corporate Secretary of the Rutgers University Alumni Association.