Assistant to the Vice President of the Vega Aircraft Corporation which would later merge with its parent company, Lockheed, in 1943.
President of two Lockheed subsidiaries, Airequipment Company and Aerol Company, Inc., from 1949 to 1951.
Elected Vice President and General Manager of Lockheed’s Georgia Division in Marietta, Georgia. Under Haughton’s leadership, the Georgia Division began the development of the C-130 Hercules.
Elected Executive Vice President of the corporation in 1956, a director in 1958, then President of Lockheed in 1961.
Named “Management Man of the Year” in 1966 by the National Management Association for his “dedication to the concept of managerial teamwork in advancing company aims and for application of his highly ethical personal code to business affairs.”
Elected Chairman of the Board on May 2, 1967 and National Chairman of the U.S. Treasury Department’s industrial payroll savings bond campaign that same year.
Received the Marketing Executive of the Year award in 1968 from Sales and Marketing Executives International for his direction of the successful marketing program for the Lockheed LÂ·1011 TriStar airliner.
Received the National Aviation Club “Award of Achievement” in 1969.