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June 28, 2012

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company realigns operating structure to maximize resources

Lockheed Martin announced June 28 the reorganization of its Space Systems Company and associated leadership appointments.

The new structure marks the latest step in a drive to enhance SSC competitiveness and deliver greater value to customers.

Richard F. (Rick) Ambrose, who currently serves as vice president of Information Systems & Global Solutions-National, is rejoining SSC as vice president and deputy, reporting to Joanne Maguire, executive vice president of the company. Prior to assuming his current position, Ambrose served as vice president and general manager of the Surveillance & Navigation Systems line of business within SSC. He also has led Lockheed Martin’s MS2 Tactical Systems plus a broad range of other programs in support of intelligence and national security missions over his 33-year career,

“Rick brings high energy, a wealth of expertise and a proven track record that will be invaluable as we navigate the challenges and opportunities of the current environment, said Maguire. “With his intimate knowledge of SSC and broad expertise in critical national security imperatives, he is ideally suited for this position and I look forward to him rejoining our leadership team.”

The company also is restructuring lines of business and expanding its business area focused on commercial activity.

The Global Communications Systems and Surveillance & Navigation Systems businesses will form one new unit called Military Space. Mark Valerio, who currently leads Surveillance & Navigation Systems, will become vice president and general manager of the new organization. Mark Pasquale, now vice president for the Mobile User Objective System, has been named vice president and deputy of Military Space.

The Human Space Flight and Sensing & Exploration lines of business will be joined into a new organization called Civil Space. Jim Crocker, the head of Sensing & Exploration Systems, will lead the business as vice president and general manager. Wanda Sigur, currently vice president, engineering, has been named vice president and deputy of Civil Space.

A new line of business called Commercial Ventures is being created to execute programs and pursuits that include commercial satellite and WindTracer/wind energy programs.

Linda Reiners, currently vice president of Business Development, will lead this business as vice president. Charlie Krisch, now vice president of Programs and Quality, will move into the role of vice president, operations for Commercial Ventures.

SSC also will transfer management of Coherent Technologies to the Advanced Technology Center under the leadership of Ken Washington, vice president.

Kevin Bilger, currently serving as vice president and general manager of Global Communications Systems, will transition to vice president of Programs and Quality.

John Karas currently vice president and general manager of Human Space Flight, will become vice president for Business Development.

John Holly will become deputy for Strategic & Missile Defense Systems in addition to his vice president of Missile Defense Systems role.

“We see tremendous benefits to this realignment, said Maguire. “We will present a more focused voice to our customers; gain efficiencies and enhanced synergies; optimize our business portfolio; and strengthen our competitive posture for new business pursuits.”

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, designs and develops, tests, manufactures and operates a full spectrum of advanced-technology systems for national security and military, civil government and commercial customers. Chief products include human space flight systems; a full range of remote sensing, navigation, meteorological and communications satellites and instruments; space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft; laser radar; ballistic missiles; missile defense systems; and nanotechnology research and development. Space Systems had 2011 sales of more than $8 billion and employs some 15,000 people.




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