Ed Laughlin

Ed Laughlin

Defense Program Manager

8150 Leesburg Pike, Suite 730
Vienna, Virginia 22182-7730
elaughlin [at] vedp.org

Ed Laughlin serves as Global Defense Manager for VEDP International Trade from the division’s satellite office in Tysons.  He supports the export ambitions of primarily small- and medium-sized Aerospace, Defense and Security companies located throughout Northern Virginia.


Prior to joining VEDP in 2016, Ed led business development activities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for Lockheed Martin, British Aerospace, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce. In his role at VEDP, Ed draws on this experience to assist Virginia companies identify and create profitable growth opportunities in foreign markets.


B.A., Political Science and Economics – University of Georgia
M.B.A., International Business – University of Georgia