FORT WORTH, Texas, April 5,
2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)
announced today Bridget Lauderdale,
currently vice president and general manager for Lockheed Martin
Aeronautics' Integrated Fighter Group (IFG), including the F-16 and
F-22, has been named vice president and general manager of the F-35
Lightning II Program. Lauderdale succeeds Greg Ulmer, who was promoted to Lockheed Martin
Aeronautics executive vice president on Feb.
1. Doug Wilhelm, currently
acting vice president and deputy general manager of the F-35
Program, will assume this position permanently.
Additionally, Bill Brotherton,
who has been serving as the acting F-35 vice president and general
manager, has been named to a new role as vice president,
Aeronautics Enterprise Performance. He will oversee Program
Management processes and resources to ensure strong program
performance across the enterprise. This includes oversight of cost,
schedule, and performance reporting for Aeronautics.
A proven leader for more than 25 years, Lauderdale has
successfully led business development, program management,
engineering, and customer engagement experiences, across Lockheed
Martin. In her new role, she will be responsible for partnering
with domestic and international customers to ensure the F-35
program delivers the most affordable 5th Generation
aircraft in production, advances capability through a stable
modernization program; and increases availability while reducing
overall operational and sustainment costs.
"Bridget, Bill and Doug are seasoned leaders, uniquely qualified
to lead these critical business programs. Their
selection showcases the strength and depth of Lockheed
Martin's leadership succession planning," said Greg Ulmer, executive vice president, Lockheed
Martin Aeronautics. "They bring a deep understanding of the
Aeronautics' portfolio and strong customer relationships. Key
leadership transitions like this allow us to accelerate our ability
to meet the urgent needs of our customers around the globe and,
together, we will work tirelessly on our many game-changing
products and services that support our warfighters."
A successor for Lauderdale's IFG role will be named later. OJ
Sanchez, vice president F-22 program, will serve as the acting IFG
vice president and general manager in the interim. These changes
will be effective April 12.
About Lockheed Martin
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Maryland, Lockheed Martin
Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs
approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged
in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and
sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
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