Air Force Small Business Programs Director Attends Mentor Protege Program Agreement Kickoff

Ms. Valerie Muck, Air Force Director of Small Business Programs and Mr. David Sikora, Air Force Mentor Protégé Program Manager, attended the Lockheed Martin / Marvin Engineering Mentor Protégé Program kickoff meeting in Inglewood, CA on 1 Jun 2017.

From left to right: Air Force Small Business Programs Director Ms. Valerie Muck, Patti Flores (Lockheed Martin), Michele Bideler (Lockheed Martin)

From left to right: Air Force Small Business Programs Director Ms. Valerie Muck, Patti Flores (Lockheed Martin), Michele Bideler (Lockheed Martin)

Marvin Engineering is a small business that manufactures aviation components for military aircraft, to include the F-35. Under a Mentor Protégé Program agreement, Lockheed Martin will mentor Marvin Engineering and provide technology and knowledge transfer to establish a robotic spray coating system for Marvin Engineering.

The system will promote full rate production with reduced costs and lead time for aircraft part production. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (43rd Congressional District) and Inglewood Mayor Mr. James T. Butts, Jr. were among the distinguished guests in attendance. 

From left to right: Geoff Loui (Marvin Engineering), David Sikora (Air Force Mentor Protégé)

From left to right: Geoff Loui (Marvin Engineering), David Sikora (Air Force Mentor Protégé)

Following the ceremony, guests were given a tour of the Marvin facility.