Lockheed realigns, names Kubasik president and COO
Bob Stevens will remain chairman and CEO
- By David Hubler
- Oct 15, 2009
Lockheed Martin Corp.’s board of directors has elected Christopher Kubasik president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
Kubasik currently serves as executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Systems business unit, with 2008 sales of $11.6 billion, a portfolio of more than 1,400 programs and customers in 43 nations.
Current Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Stevens will remain chairman and CEO.
“Re-establishing the position of president and COO, and electing Chris Kubasik to that role, will strengthen oversight of program performance across the corporation and take operational excellence to an even higher level,” Stevens said in a statement today.
Prior to his appointment as executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Systems business area in 2007, Kubasik was the corporation’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, responsible for financial strategies, processes and operations.
In the new organizational alignment, Lockheed Martin’s four business area executive vice presidents, the senior vice president of Operations and Program Management and the chief information officer and vice president of Enterprise Business Services will report to Kubasik.
“This new structure puts our businesses, their more than 3,000 programs, and the institutional mechanisms for improvement under Chris’s operational oversight,” Stevens said. “It’s a structure that will strengthen our company, reinforce our ability to support our customers’ most difficult global security challenges, and prepare us to achieve a bright future.”
The new structure also will enable Stevens to devote greater attention to high-level customers and partners and to shape domestic and international business strategies, he added.
Kubasik received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in 1983. He also has earned an Executive Engineering Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008 and has attended an Executive Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.
Lockheed Martin, of Bethesda, Md., ranks No. 1 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.
David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.