Shelley Peterson
Chief XR Engineer at Lockheed Martin for 20 Years

Shelley Peterson has significantly influenced the XR landscape over her 20+ years at Lockheed Martin, pioneering the integration of mixed reality in aerospace manufacturing. Her combined skill and experience across the XR industry have resulted in repeated demonstration of the value of emerging technologies across numerous manufacturing programs, including Lockheed Martin’s civil, commercial, and defense space programs.

Peterson’s breadth of experience spans from commanding defense satellites to electronic warfare and teaching college mathematics, showcasing a diverse skill set that bridges technology and education. Overall, Peterson’s work has helped to streamline spacecraft production processes and set a benchmark for XR applications in industry. Her contributions have been featured in prestigious publications like the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, and she has shared her expertise globally, even advising governments.