Lockheed Martin announces executive shuffle

Portfolios changes in effort to strengthen performance of high-priority programs

Lockheed Martin Corp. has reassigned a number of its executives with the goal of strengthening the company’s performance on high-priority programs.

All of the moves will take effect Aug. 1, according to a Lockheed announcement dated June 27.

Among the highest-level moves that the company has made, Orlando Carvalho, who leads the company’s Washington, D.C.-based Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2) unit within its Electronic Systems Business Area, will become vice president and deputy of the F-35 program, based in Fort Worth, Texas.

Carvalho will move to the Aeronautics Business Area and report to F-35 Executive Vice President and General Manager Larry Lawson.

In other high-level relocations, Dale Bennett, who currently leads the company’s Global Training and Logistics unit, will succeed Carvalho as MS2 president, and Denise Saiki will succeed Bennett.

Saiki is currently vice president and general manager of MS2’s Undersea Systems line of business. Both will report to Electronic Systems Business Area Executive Vice President Marillyn Hewson.

Lisa Callahan succeeds Saiki as vice president of the Undersea Systems. She is currently vice president of maritime ballistic missile defense programs.

In other moves:

  • Eric Branyan, who has been serving as F-35 deputy, will become vice president and F-35 program manager with responsibility for the overall execution of the F-35 program.
  • John Larson, currently vice president and F-35 program manager, will become the Aeronautics Business Area’s vice president of program management, with responsibility for ensuring all of the business area’s programs meet their targets.
  • Susan Kiehl, who has been vice president of program management and leading the implementation of the Earned Value Management System corrective action plan, will become vice president of the Earned Value Management process.

“These appointments will strengthen our performance on high-priority programs and provide growth and development opportunities for key executives,” Christopher Kubasik, Lockheed president and chief operating officer, said in the announcement.

Lockheed Martin, of Bethesda, Md., ranks No. 1 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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