Richard Worthy is the Quality Associate Manager for the Air Mobility & Maritime Missions (AMMM) Line of Business at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Marietta, Georgia. In this role he is responsible for the Quality of the C-130J manufacturing assembly process. This entails overall quality for all aspects of the build process. His team supports Wing assembly, Forward/AFT/ Mid/ Mate assembly, and Functional Test/ Final Line. In addition to the support of the assembly process, he has responsibility for the Quality of the spare center wings and engines that are built to support sustainment activities. Prior to this position Richard held the positions of Quality Associate Manager and Quality Supervisor in the AMMM Line of Business in C-130J Flight Operations. In this role he was responsible for the Quality of the aircraft once it left the assembly process.His duties encompassed the processing of the aircraft from paint through aircraft delivery. Richard has also worked directly with Flight crews and aircraft maintainers to ensure that the highest level of quality has been achieved prior to flight. This work entailed engaging directly with the United States military and foreign military aircrews to support in final delivery inspections and aircraft ferry. Other positions that Richard has held within the company include quality engineer for C130J Flight Operations and Core Quality.His responsibilities in these roles involved developing methods to resolve and reduce quality concerns based on analytical data analysis. He has supported the P-3 Orion Wing Assembly, F22, and C130-J programs. Richard graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He holds a master’s degree in Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Richard is also a certified Quality Engineer through the American Society of Quality (ASQ). He was recently recognized by ASQ as Quality's Emerging Young Professionals.