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John Rood Joins Lockheed As Local Business Development, Operations VP; Paul Lemmo Comments

lockheed martinJohn Rood, a two-decade civil service veteran and former business development lead at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), has joined Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as vice president of domestic business development and operations.

He will assume his new role on Monday and succeeds John Ward, who is retiring from the company after a 17-year career there, Lockheed announced Wednesday.

“John Rood has extensive experience and deep knowledge of industry and government, ” said Paul Lemmo, Lockheed Martin senior vice president for corporate strategy and business development.

“I am confident that he will help us remain focused on delivering for our customers and growing the business, ” Lemmo added.

Rood most recently held a similar position at Raytheon, overseeing programs aimed to identify and generate new business opportunities in the U.S. civil and military sector.

His public sector career includes time at the Defense Department, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Council and State Department.

He previously served as a Senate staffer and as acting state undersecretary for arms control and international security.

Rood earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Arizona State University.

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