Chester Kennedy’s career spans over 35 years in the aerospace and commercial electronics industries, with executive leadership experiences at companies including ColdQuanta, BRIDG, and Lockheed Martin. Kennedy has extensive experience leading companies through rapid technological evolution and expansion.
Prior to joining LocatorX, Kennedy was appointed President of the Research and Security business unit at ColdQuanta , now known as Infleqtion, where he developed the strategy and organization to move a wide range of quantum technology from successful lab demonstrations into meaningful and deployable quantum enabled capabilities. He continues to serve as an advisor to Infleqtion as they scale their domestic production infrastructure to support the rapidly expanding need for the unique components that enable quantum-based technology to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges.
His career includes over 30 years at Lockheed Martin with more than 12 years at the Vice President level in multiple divisions of the corporation. His assignments covered every phase of product life cycle from concept development through volume production .
Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology. In his spare time, Kennedy loves spending time both on the water and in the air. He is a dedicated general aviation pilot and a lifelong student of the intersections of technology, business growth, and economic impact.