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Alton D. Romig, Jr.

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Dr. Romig is the Executive Officer of the National Academy of Engineering. Under the Congressional charter, the Academy provides advice to the federal government on matters of engineering and technology. Dr. Romig served as Vice President and General Manager of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Advanced Development Programs, better known as the Skunk Works®. He spent the majority of his career at Sandia National Laboratories, operated by the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and he joined Sandia as a Member of the Technical Staff in 1979, became Executive Vice President in 2005, then served as the Deputy Laboratories Director and Chief Operating Officer until 2010. Dr. Romig received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University, and is a Fellow of ASM International, TMS, IEEE, AIAA, and AAAS. Dr. Romig was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2003 and the Council of Foreign Relations in 2008. He was awarded the ASM Silver Medal for Materials Research in 1988.