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Carlo Ciliberti, Class of 2010Carlo Ciliberi, P.E.

Project Engineer, Renewable Energy Programs

Lockheed Martin

Carlo Ciliberti, P.E. has worked for Lockheed Martin since 2004 and is currently a Project Engineer for Renewable Energy Programs and on special assignment as the Facilities Lead Engineer/Project Engineer for a major Air Force Radar Project. “Well-prepared engineering managers continue to be a necessity in today’s times,” Mr. Ciliberti observes, which is a belief he has clearly put into practice. Soon after joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Ciliberti enrolled in the Engineering Management Program at Drexel University and earned his second Master’s degree within a few short years.

Mr. Ciliberti began his engineering endeavor as an undergraduate at Temple University, where he studied biomedical engineering. His career began at the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES) as an Electrical Engineer in instrumentation conducting IR surveys of aircraft carrier electrical systems, mil-spec testing and fleet support. Following NAVSSES, Mr. Ciliberti worked for Fluor Daniel as a Control Systems Engineer in Pharmaceutical /Biotechnology and advanced to Project Engineer while earning a MSEE from Widener University and a PE License. He was then the Instrumentation and Control Systems Department Manager for CDI Engineering before joining Lockheed Martin.

For students currently enrolled in the Engineering Management Program, he advises that they learn as much as possible from a very diverse group of instructors and students who are serious about their profession and future. He points out that “the capability to enhance your professional skills by offering solutions to problems facing corporations makes the successful engineering manager a key asset that is quickly recognized.”

Looking ahead, Mr. Ciliberti continues to recognize the value of education. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Engineering Management at Drexel University. He is studying the methodology to transition the culture of large corporations into new ventures competitors using the principles of intrapreneurship.

While not diligently working at Lockheed or Drexel, Mr. Ciliberti enjoys spending time with his family, coaching local baseball and soccer, and practicing kung fu. He reflects, “You can learn something new from anyone or any situation.”