Executive Vice President, National Security Space, Leidos
Paul Engola is the Executive Vice President for National Security Space and the Deputy Group President of the Dynetics Group at Leidos. In his role, he focuses on Dynetics’ key capabilities, including space surveillance, navigation and timing, missile warning and space situational awareness. In addition, he oversees advancing technologies related to the design and build of EO/IR payloads, advance signal and image processing algorithms and real-time embedded software.
Prior to his current role, Engola led national security space strategy development for Leidos. Previously, Engola served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Business Partnerships where he implemented and enhanced the human capital strategy for the company’s global workforce, as well as led Corporate Real Estate and Facilities and Security functions. Prior to this role, he served as Deputy President for Leidos’ Defense and Intelligence Group, delivering complex solutions and services to defense and intelligence customers worldwide. Engola was previously Senior Vice President, Transportation and Financial Solutions and held the same position with Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, which merged with Leidos in August 2016.
For more than a decade, Engola served in various leadership positions within Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, including as Vice President, Coherent Technologies; Director, West Coast Operations for Civil Space; and Program Director in the Special Programs line of business. Before joining Lockheed Martin, Engola was a business strategy consultant with Boston Consulting Group. He spent much of his early career in program execution within the aerospace industry, first at Hughes Space and Communications Company and later at Space Systems/Loral.
Engola earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration with a Global Management Program certificate from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Space Foundation, the world’s premier space community advocate, and previously served on the Policy Board of RTCA (formerly the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics). Engola is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a lifetime member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and a private pilot.