Lockheed Martin Australia has confirmed Australian communications networks and electromagnetic spectrum operations technology leader Clearbox Systems as the inaugural international graduate of the Mentor Protégé Program (MPP).
As the first company outside of the US to participate in, and complete, the MPP, Clearbox Systems received extensive mentoring from top Lockheed Martin executives in Australia and the US over a 13-month period, covering best practice human resource processes, business ethics, product management, competitive intelligence and cyber security readiness.
Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive Joe North congratulated Executive Director Jeremy Hallett and the Clearbox team.
“The Mentor Protégé Program is as intense as it is extensive, and we congratulate Clearbox Systems as the program’s inaugural international industry graduate,” North said.
“We are proud to be the first company outside of the US to complete the prestigious Lockheed Martin Mentor Protégé Program,” Hallett said. “It was a privilege to be selected and I am extremely grateful to the Lockheed Martin team for their support and willingness to increase our capacity with the capabilities we need to make us more internationally competitive.
“Clearbox Systems has already started to benefit from the program and, as we have more than doubled our workforce and continue to innovate with new intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare and space domain awareness technologies, we look forward to the possibility of future partnership opportunities with Lockheed Martin.”