Vice President, Energy Initiatives, Corporate Engineering and Technology
Jim Kohlhaas recently accepted the position of Vice President, Energy Initiatives with Corporate Engineering & Technology (CE&T) reporting to Dr. Ray Johnson. Jim is now responsible for developing the strategic direction for the CE&T Energy Campaign and will be working closely with business areas and Corporate Strategy and Business Development to leverage capabilities and grow the business in the expanding energy market.
Prior to this new position, Mr. Kohlhaas served as Vice President of Spatial Solutions, within the Information Systems & Global Services-INTEL business for the Lockheed Martin Corporation. He was charged with delivering spatial intelligence and information solutions to national, tactical, and civil communities.
Mr. Kohlhaas orchestrated Net-Centric strategies across LM’s programs and initiatives. As part of this role he was responsible for delivering prototypes, experiments and analysis that demonstrates the advantages of a net-centric approach. This content is displayed at Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation in Suffolk, VA. In its first year, over 15,000 visitors have been to the Center creating a key discriminator for LM.
Mr. Kohlhaas has been with Lockheed Martin for 20 years, mostly involving classified space and information systems within the intelligence community. He has served as Chief Engineer, Chief Architect, and Program Manager on those programs. Next, he started the Solutions Program to better focus company investments on understanding the applicability of commercial solutions to customer problems. The output of this effort was the Intelligent Information Factory, an architecture instance that has been tailored for key customers.
Graduating with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Penn State University and completing the coursework towards a Masters in Engineering Science, Mr. Kohlhaas is a certified Program Manager, LM Fellow Emeritus and 2 time winner of the LM NOVA award. In addition, he servers on Penn State University’s College of IS&T advisory board.