Tim Cahil

Tim S. Cahill

Vice President, Air and Missile Defense
BSAAE 1987
MSAAE 1988





"I came to Purdue from across the country for the exceptional engineering program – and confirmed a degree from Purdue provides instant credibility in any engineering work group, a strong and broad engineering foundation, and the tools I needed to grow and develop in a challenging and dynamic Aerospace industry."

Timothy S. Cahill graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering in 1987 and a Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics in 1988. He earned an MBA from Stanford University in 2008.

Mr. Cahill is Vice President, Air and Missile Defense Systems for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.  This line of business includes the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) System, Patriot PAC-3 Missile, and Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) among others.  Customers include U.S. Department of Defense and numerous international customers in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Prior to this role, Mr. Cahill was Vice President and General Manager of Strategic and Missile Defense Systems for Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems Company, responsible for  over 4,000 employees in ten states, the Marshall Islands and the UK. Programs included the Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile, the Air Force’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Reentry Systems, and the Targets & Countermeasures Program.

Mr. Cahill also served as Vice President of Engineering and Technology for Lockheed Martin Space Systems, where he led the company’s nearly 6,000 engineers.

Since joining Lockheed Martin in 1995, Mr. Cahill has had a series of increasingly important positions. For leading the recapture of a major business area, he received a Lockheed Martin Nova award. He also holds a patent for a modular spacecraft bus design.

Mr. Cahill began his career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, managing the integration and launch of twenty military, NASA and classified spacecraft on Space Shuttle, Titan and Atlas launch vehicles.