Mr. Coutts, an independent director of Hovnanian Enterprises, Pall Corporation, and Stanley Black & Decker, is retired from the position of executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Corporation, which he held from 1998 to 2008. Prior to his tenure with Lockheed Martin, Mr. Coutts held senior management positions over a 20-year period with the General Electric Company and Martin Marietta Company. He is currently an elected member of three New York Stock Exchange boards of directors.
A native of Westbury, N.Y., Mr. Coutts holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and has completed advanced management courses at Harvard University. He is a member of the endowment investment committee at Wesley Theological Seminary and has served on the seminary’s board for 12 years. He is a mermber of University Methodist Church in Syracuse, N.Y., and an associate member of Hunt’s Memorial United Methodist Church in Riderwood, Md.