Managing Director - Strategy & Business Development
Lockheed Martin New Zealand
Graham Lintott joined Lockheed Martin New Zealand in November 2014 as Managing Director, Strategy and Business Development. The position supports the growth of Lockheed Martin New Zealand business domestically and for international export.
Graham’s past experience includes a career in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) spanning 40 years, where he rose to the rank of Air Vice-Marshal. He graduated from pilot training in 1975, was a member of the RNZAF “Red Checkers” formation aerobatics team and was seconded to the Royal Household for duties as the Equerry to HRH The Prince of Wales during the tour of New Zealand by the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1983.
In November 1985, he was posted to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai Peninsula as Flight Commander of the ANZAC Rotary Wing Unit and was also the NZ Contingent Commander from February 1986. In May 1986, he was appointed Commanding Officer of No 141 Flight in Singapore.
After graduating from Staff College, Graham was appointed as Personal Staff Officer to the Chief of Air Staff, and in 1990 he was promoted to Wing Commander and posted to Wigram as Commanding Officer Flying Training Wing. In January 1993, he attended the Australian Defence Force Joint Services Staff College after which he was appointed Officer Commanding Operations Wing at Auckland. During this tour, Graham was the Detachment Commander for the disaster relief mission to Rwanda with a Hercules aircraft during August and September 1994.
In May 1995, he was promoted to Group Captain and was posted to RNZAF Air Command Headquarters as the Assistant Air Commander (Support), and took up the appointment of Assistant Chief of Air Staff Programmes and Projects in January 1997.
Graham commanded RNZAF Base Ohakea from November 1998 until November 2000, following which he was posted to London to attend the Royal College of Defence Studies from which he graduated in December 2001.
He was promoted to Air Commodore and was appointed Air Component Commander at HQ Joint Forces New Zealand in February 2002, and following a short period as Commander Joint Forces New Zealand in late 2004, he was appointed Assistant Chief Strategic Commitments and Intelligence, HQ New Zealand Defence Force in November 2004.
In May 2006, Graham was promoted to Air Vice-Marshal and appointed the Chief of Air Force. In June 2011, he was posted as the Defence Attaché to the United States of America.
He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the January 2008 New Year’s Honours List.
Jerry Szulinski is the Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (MST) Senior Program Manager for the ALEXANDER program providing transformational logistics and engineering services for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), Police, Fire Service and other customers. He is responsible for managing a workforce of over 200 people delivering a broad range of services including Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO), Managed Fleet Utilisation, sustainment, training, and design and development of custom engineering solutions across five sites in New Zealand.
Mr. Szulinski has over 25 years of broad experience in various disciplines including engineering, leadership, and management of training, satellite ground systems, and logistics programs. Mr. Szulinski has worked with a broad spectrum of domestic and international customers including US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, as well as the Air Forces of Poland and Italy, and now various New Zealand customers during three international assignments.
His previous experience includes design and development of virtual flight and combat vehicle simulators, and technology insertion for live Air Combat Maneuver Ranges. He also has in-depth experience with medium and large scale C2ISR systems-of-systems, and live-virtual-constructive military exercises. Mr. Szulinski’s experience also includes in-country management of Lockheed Martin’s first implementation of the Logistics Support System (LSS) for the F-16 aircraft, developing and deploying the LSS for Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) of Polish Air Force’s fleet of 48 F-16 aircraft.
Mr. Szulinski joined Lockheed Martin in 1989 while completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. He currently works and lives in New Zealand with his wife, Meg, and two sons, Roman and Declan. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, cycling, motorcycling, photography, and travel.