Lockheed Martin has named Nick Mesenburg its new Site Manager at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. In his new role, he will oversee all F-35 contractor support operations at MCAS Beaufort and serve as liaison to the U.S. Marine Corps at the air station.
A Lockheed Martin employee for 15 years, Mesenburg has held several different roles with increasing responsibility. Most recently, he served as the East Coast Regional Manager, overseeing the F-35 Field Support Engineering teams at MCAS Beaufort, MCAS Cherry Point (N.C.), Eglin Air Force Base (Fla.), Naval Air Station Patuxent River (Md.) and Burlington Air National Guard Base (Vt.).
Mesenburg previously supported the F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River (Md.) where he was mission critical to the F-35 completing System Design and Development (SDD) testing. He also supported testing aboard U.S. Navy vessels including the USS Wasp and USS Abraham Lincoln.
Before focusing fully on the F-35, Mesenburg supported U.S. and foreign customers with other aircraft including the C-5 and F-16, as well as the Persistent Threat Detection System, a large helium-filled lighter than air system designed by Lockheed Martin to provide soldiers long range intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communication assistance.
Mesenburg holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins and a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle. A South Carolina resident for more than five years, Mesenburg and his family relocated from Maryland in 2014.
Beaufort is home to one of the first bases for the F-35 Lightning II and the F-35B Pilot Training Center. Serving as the hub for F-35B pilot training, MCAS Beaufort hosts American pilots as well as international pilots flying the F-35B.