Paul Hey is the Director of Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Programs within the Sensors and Global Sustainment Line of Business at Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) in Orlando, Florida. He is responsible for Lockheed Martin’s domestic and international IRST system development, production, and sustainment.
Previously, Mr. Hey was Senior Program Manager for Passive Attack and Survivability Programs at MFC. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of advanced IRST program development from 2011 to 2017.
Throughout his career, he has continued through multiple assignments of increasing responsibility at Lockheed Martin. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Hey led several IRST programs through development, production, and sustainment, including: F/A-18E/F, F-15C, F-16, Airborne Laser, International F-15, and government lab programs.
From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Hey led classified weapon and sensor development programs, and served as the Strategic Planning Requirements Analysis Manager. He served as an operations analyst for the F-35 Electro-Optical Targeting System and a leading member of MFC’s Anti-Tamper Center of Excellence formation team.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Hey served as an officer in the United States Air Force. He was recognized as a national expert for 30+ threat air-to-air missiles and led a first-ever foreign material exploitation program. He also developed several critical threat assessments in collaboration with key international partners.
Mr. Hey graduated from Louisiana State University with bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and from Purdue University with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.
Mr. Hey has been married to his wife, Ruth, for over 25 years, and they are the proud parents of four children: Grace (19), Kathryn (17), Elizabeth (13), and David (10).