Lockheed Announces Passing of 34-Year Company Veteran Michele Evans

Michele Evans, most recently executive vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) aeronautics business, passed away Friday at the age of 55.

Evans oversaw multiple weapons and avionics programs during her 34-year career at the Bethesda, Maryland-based company and played a key role in the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Lockheed President and CEO James Taiclet shared news of Evans’ passing in a statement Saturday and noted her contributions to the sector.

“Throughout her career, Michele led some of the most important programs that ensure the security of our nation and its allies and help make our world a safer place,” Taiclet said.

“Her example was an inspiration to those of us fortunate enough to have worked with her closely, and her leadership in the aerospace and defense industry will have a lasting impact for years to come.”

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