Inovor joins Lockheed Martin mentor programme


Adelaide-based space and defence technology manufacturer Inovor Technologies has been selected as the next participant in the Lockheed Martin Mentor Protégé Program (MPP), becoming the third Australian small-to-medium enterprise (SME) to do so.

The programme willdevelop core SME capabilities, allowing the business to achieve a strategic uplift for their Australian customers and opening the door to potential export opportunities to the United States and beyond.

Starting in November of this year, Inovor executives will undergo an intensive 12-month mentoring programme, gaining access to Lockheed Martin’s leading subject matter experts across Australia and the US.

Tailored for Inovor, it will cover best practice competencies that could include human resource processes, business ethics, contracting, product management, export controls, quality management systems, supply chain risk management, competitive intelligence and cyber security readiness.

Founder and CEO of Inovor Technologies Matt Tetlow said: “We see the (programme) as a transformational opportunity that coincides with a series of strategic initiatives, including the expansion of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Adelaide and a rapidly maturing flight heritage.”

“At the conclusion of the program, Inovor will have the scale, experience, capabilities and corporate knowledge required to meet the growing needs of our…customers.”

Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand chief executive Warren McDonald said all of the non-US participants to date were from Australia..

This underscored not only the world-class standard of Australian industry, but also the trust shared with the US.

LMA’s regional director for space David Ball said Inovor impressed us with their innovative technologies, the clarity of their vision and their determination to seek sustained growth through securing export opportunities.

Picture: Lockheed Martin Australia

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