Lorraine Martin, former VP and deputy of the F-35 program, will succeed Carvalho as the program’s VP and GM and was also elected as a corporate officer.
The company delivered 30 F-35 jets in 2012, helped start training operations at Eglin Air Force Base and stand up the first Marine Corps and Air Force operational F-35 bases.
Marillyn Hewson, president and CEO, said Carvalho has been with the company for 33 years.
Prior to heading the F-35 program, Carvalho led the company’s mission systems and sensors business, which delivers systems engineering, software development and program management services to the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps, as well as customers in 50 nations.
Lockheed says Martin worked with Carvalho on the F-35 program and oversaw the system development and demonstration program and the transition from development to production.
Martin also oversaw flight testing, deployment and sustainment for 13 military services in nine F-35 partner countries.
Before joining the F-35 program, she led the C-130 and C-5 programs and also led development and delivery of U.S. and international military aircrew training programs for Lockheed’s flight solutions business.
She served five years in the USAF before joining the company.