Kirk Avery is a Lockheed Martin Fellow and the Maritime and Mission Systems Chief Architect with over 30 years’ experience in architecting, designing, developing, integrating, and deploying system/software solutions for military/commercial fixed and rotary wing aircraft systems, ground systems, training systems, and simulation systems. Over the course of his career, Kirk has architected, developed, and provided leadership in the creation and deployment of many modular, open, flexible, scalable, and portable complex system/software solutions, platforms, products, and architectures. Kirk’s responsibilities include the implementation of the organization's system/software engineering product-line strategy and is a subject matter expert in systems engineering, software engineering, open architecture, airworthiness/safety, and security. Kirk served as the FACE Consortium’s Technical Working Group Chair or Vice-Chair for 8 consecutive terms through June of 2019. Kirk currently serves as the SOSA Consortium’s Technical Working Group Vice-Chair. Kirk also currently serves as Lockheed Martin’s Primary Steering Committee member for both the FACE and SOSA Consortiums, and is involved in multiple other open architecture efforts.