Business

December 11, 2017
 

Lockheed Martin elects Jeh Johnson, James Taiclet to board of directors

Lockheed Martin announced Dec. 11, 2017, that its board of directors has elected Jeh C. Johnson and James D. Taiclet, Jr. to the board effective January 1, 2018.

Johnson, 60, is a partner at the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Previously, he served as U.S. secretary of homeland security as part of an exemplary career of public service. He also served as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of the Air Force. He’s currently a director of PG&E Corporation.  

Taiclet, 57, is chairman, president and chief executive officer of American Tower Corporation, a global developer, owner and operator of telecommunications real estate. Prior to that role, he focused on aerospace, serving as president of Honeywell Aerospace Services, a unit of Honeywell International; as vice president, Engine Services at Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corporation; and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, specializing in telecommunications and aerospace strategy and operations. He began his career as a U.S. Air Force officer and pilot.

“Jeh and Jim will bring additional critical experience as we develop next generation technology and grow internationally,” said Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin’s chairman, president and CEO. “Jeh’s experience in acquisition and government operations and Jim’s aerospace and global perspective will help advance our ability to anticipate and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

Johnson will serve on the corporation’s Classified Business and Security Committee and the Ethics and Sustainability Committee. Taiclet will serve on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Strategic Affairs Committee.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
WEB_fort-irwin-crash

Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Ganz An AH-64 helicopter from Company B., 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, hovers while acquiring targets during aerial gunnery traini...
 
 

Headlines – January 19, 2018

News Turkey says could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force – Turkey said Jan. 17 it would not hesitate to take action in Syria’s Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, but Washington denied such plans and said “some people misspoke.”  ...
 
 

News Briefs – January 19, 2018

Turkish military plane crashes during training; 3 killed A Turkish Air Force cargo plane crashed in southwest Turkey during a training flight Jan. 17, killing two pilots and a technician on board, the military said. The CN-235 CASA plane disappeared from the radar after taking off from Eskisehir air base, in central Turkey, the military...