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Rob Weiss to Lead Lockheed’s Skunk Works; Orlando Carvalho Comments

Rob Weiss (1)Rob Weiss, formerly Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) executive vice president and general manager of aeronautics operations, has been named EVP and GM for the company’s Aeronautics Advanced Development Programs or Skunk Works.

Lockheed also appointed Al Romig,  John Larson and Ron Bessire as respective VPs for engineering and advanced systems, operations and production programs and program and technology integration of ADP, the company said Monday.

All three executives will report directly to Weiss.

Orlando Carvalho, Lockheed Martin EVP of aeronautics, said the realignment aims to help the Skunk Works program grow and deliver services to customers.

Weiss most recently was responsible for technical operations, production operations, supply chain management, information systems and technology of Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics business.

Prior to joining the company, he was EVP for aeronautics at Global Sustainment, managing the company’s $3 billion logistics, maintenance and aircraft modernization businesses and also served as VP for business development.

Weiss, a retired reserve captain for the U.S. Navy, also served as an S-3 Viking pilot.

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