Jay A. Musselman

President - Vought Systems

1952 to 1998




Jay A. Musselman served as president of Lockheed Martin Vought Systems from March 1993 until he retired from the company in February 1998. Prior to serving as president, he served in a variety of leadership positions during his 45 years in the aerospace industry.

Musselman joined Vought Systems in 1952 as an engineer. From 1958-60, he was employed by The Boeing Company as a test conductor for the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program, then returned to the company where he worked for more than 35 years.

Under his direction, Vought Systems conducted research and study of long-range artillery missiles which eventually led to the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS). The company was named prime contractor for full-scale development and initial production of ATACMS in March 1986, with Musselman serving as its program manager.

Musselman also served as executive vice president of programs and operations, from October 1991 to March 1993.  He was responsible for all Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) and ATACMS production, and development contracts including the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile, Line-of-Sight Antitank (LOSAT) Weapon System and other advanced programs.

Musselman was born in South Bend, Indiana, and received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the Indiana Institute of Technology in 1952.