Michael Cacheiro

Vice President, Protected Communications
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company


Mr. Cacheiro has more than 30 years in the aerospace industry, with a diverse background in program, technical, supply chain operations management and business development.

In his current role as Vice President of Protected Communications at Lockheed Martin, he is responsible for strategic development & on-orbit sustainment of assured, protected, anti-jam satellite, narrow and wideband communications systems, including the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), and Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) programs. As the AEHF program manager, he leads the team delivering protected, assured strategic communications for the government.

Previously, as Vice President of Commercial Space Operations for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Mr. Cacheiro is responsible for growing and leading the Operations team responsible for all commercial communication programs, remote sensing programs, A2100TR IRAD as well as overseeing the development and assembly and test of the 1st three A2100 communications satellites.

Previously, as the Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management, Mr. Cacheiro was responsible for leading the $6 B Supply Chain, Procurement, and Subcontract Management functions across SSC.

Previously, as the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Deputy Program Manager, Mr. Cacheiro was responsible for the program management of the AEHF development and production contracts. As the Space Segment Director, Mr. Cacheiro led the assembly, test and launch of the first three AEHF Satellites and was responsible for managing the Space Segment through engineering, development, production integration and test of AEHF

Additionally, Mr. Cacheiro was the Missile Segment Engineering Manager for the Theater High Altitude Aerial Defense (THAAD) Program during a critical period of development. Mike led the development of missile segment technologies for the Engineering Manufacturing Development Program in support of first flight, for propulsion and mechanical products for design and fabrication, and through successful Preliminary Design Reviews and Critical Design Reviews.

Mr. Cacheiro’s leadership path began in 1995 with Lockheed Martin Commercial Space as the A2100 Spacecraft Product Manager. In that role, he maintained end to end product responsibility for A2100 Spacecraft. Mr. Cacheiro led multi-disciplined IPT organizations to design, fabricate and deliver integrated spacecraft through assembly, integration and testing. Within commercial space, he is credited with delivering 11 satellites into operation.

Mr. Cacheiro earned his Bachelor’s degree of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 1985 and then went on to pursue his Masters in Business Administration Studies from Ryder College. He is active in the Hispanic Community in support of STEM activities, including support to the MESA program at San Jose State University and is currently the Space Systems Company executive on the Hispanic Leadership Council.


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