Lockheed Martin IS&GS group taps new VP of mission support

Lockheed Martin has named Art Ibers vice president of exploration and mission support within the company’s Information Systems and Global Solutions business.

He replaces vice president and former astronaut Rick Hieb, who is retiring later this month

In his new role, Ibers will have portfolio and business responsibility for contracts that the company has with NASA, the National Science Foundation, Transportation Security Administration, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Ibers was most recently the director of Lockheed’s Next Generation Identification program. He joined the company in 1984 as a spacecraft attitude control engineer.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical/astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

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