Lockheed Martin Corporation has announced four leadership appointments and a realignment within its Electronic Systems business area. The actions are effective in early 2010.
“These leadership appointments and the business realignment are the latest steps we’re taking to strengthen program performance and increase operational excellence across the corporation, ” said Robert J. Stevens, Lockheed Martin chairman, president and CEO. “They are consistent with our focus on performance, affordability, leadership and integrity as critical enablers to ensuring our customers achieve their challenging global security missions.”
The new appointments include:
Marillyn A. Hewson, president of Systems Integration-Owego, who will become executive vice president of the Electronic Systems business area effective Jan. 1, 2010. Hewson has been with Lockheed Martin for more than 26 years, and she has held senior positions at multiple operating companies in several business areas, as well as on the corporate staff;
John T. Lucas, who will become senior vice president of human resources effective Feb. 1, 2010, succeeding Kenneth J. Disken who is retiring. Lucas joined Lockheed Martin in May 2009 and brings 25 years of human-resources leadership experience in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and technology industries, most recently at Microsoft;
William L. Graham, the new deputy to Information Systems & Global Services Executive Vice President Linda Gooden effective Jan. 1, 2010. Graham will ensure that the business consistently achieves the highest standards of operational excellence as it performs on a diverse program portfolio, expands its core businesses, and pursues growth opportunities in its adjacent markets. Graham brings to his new role leadership experience in the global security arena and technical expertise in IS&GS’s product lines;
Orlando P. Carvalho, who Jan. 1, 2010 will become president of the maritime systems and sensors (MS2) business, is succeeding Fred P. Moosally who is retiring. Carvalho will lead MS2 in continuing competition for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship program and in the pursuit of new business opportunities in Australia and worldwide. Carvalho is currently vice president and general manager of MS2’s operations in Moorestown, N.J.
Lockheed Martin is also realigning its Electronic Systems business area to bring together its capabilities and customers, improve affordability and sharpen the focus of new business efforts. Effective Jan. 1, 2010, the ground vehicle line of business, which includes the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, will be realigned from Systems Integration-Owego to Missiles and Fire Control, and the balance of Owego’s business will realign with MS2.
“I believe this structure will make us stronger and more cost competitive, ” Stevens said. “I regret that the business realignment will displace some of our colleagues, but failure to act decisively in a business environment dominated by economic pressures, limited customer resources and intensified competition would result in even greater job losses over time.”