Robert Rangel, vice president of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) programs and global security policy, will succeed Greg Dahlberg as the company’s senior vice president for Washington operations effective January 2015.
Lockheed said Monday Rangel will lead engagement efforts with Congress, the Defense Department and other Washington-based federal agencies as well as all state and local governments.
“I’m confident his outstanding leadership and expertise will keep our customer relationships strong and ensure we continue to keep Congress, the Pentagon and government agencies well informed about our national security, aerospace and civil government programs, ” said Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed chairman, president and CEO.
Rangel, who joined the company in 2011, will also serve as a corporate officer and chairman of the Lockheed Martin Employee Political Action Committee.
His promotion comes as Dahlberg moves to head Lockheed’s strategic enterprise initiatives before his retirement in August 2015.
Rangel previously worked as a special assistant to the secretary and deputy secretary of defense and staff director of the House Armed Services Committee.