Lee Gutheinz

Program Director and Site Executive

Boeing-SVS, Inc.

Senior Advisor

 Lee Gutheinz recently retired from Boeing, where he has been the Program Director for High Energy Laser/Electro Optical (HEL/EO) Systems for Boeing’s Directed Energy Systems (DES) and the Albuquerque Site Executive, overseeing the development and execution of programs generating revenues in excess of $65M per year. As Albuquerque Site Executive, he was responsible for overall infrastructure development for Boeing in Albuquerque.


 Mr. Gutheinz has 45 years experience in defense related research and development, including 9 years as a manager of directed energy, sensors, and military space projects and programs for the US Air Force. His performance in his role as program manager for the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization’s Neutral Particle Beam Integrated Space Experiment earned him the American Defense Preparedness Association Silver Medal for Strategic Defense in 1987. Subsequent to his retirement from the Air Force, Mr. Gutheinz managed initial development and test efforts for a $100 million segment of a major classified defense program. While with The Aerospace Corporation, he provided senior management consultation and general systems engineering and integration support to three major technology Directorates at the AF Phillips Laboratory: Space Experiments, the Airborne Laser, and Advanced Optical Systems.


Mr. Gutheinz joined SVS, Inc., in January 1998 as General Manager for Space Systems Development and as manager of SVS’ acquisition, tracking and pointing team. In June 2000, Boeing acquired SVS, Inc. Mr. Gutheinz has been a key contributor in program management, business strategy, and technical development for Boeing’s Directed Energy Systems business unit.


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