OTTAWA, Ontario, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced that retired LGen Charles Bouchard has been appointed the country lead for Lockheed Martin Canada effective immediately. Bouchard will report directly to Pat Dewar, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin International.
Bouchard will assume leadership of the portfolio of Lockheed Martin activities in Canada and will be the corporation's lead representative in country. The current business leaders: Rosemary Chapdelaine, president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Canada; Jim Andrews, general manager of Kelly Aviation Centre Montreal; and, Albert Sulmistras, general manager of Lockheed Martin CDL Systems will continue to focus on key programs and specific customers. Bouchard's appointment is a result of Lockheed Martin International's focus on providing customers with direct access to the company's broad range of products and solutions.
"We added a tremendous leader to our organization today. Charles will facilitate access to Lockheed Martin's broad portfolio of products and technologies to help Canada address its security and citizen service challenges," said Dewar. "We highly value our customers in Canada and we're investing for long-term partnership and growth."
Bouchard retired in April 2012 after more than 37 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force. His military career includes many senior leadership roles that illustrate a strong understanding of national security and stakeholder relations. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and most recently served as commander of the combined joint task force that led NATO operations in Libya.
"Lockheed Martin has had a continued presence in Canada since 1939," said Dewar. "From the sale of aircraft to the RCAF at the beginning of WWII to the current delivery of a broad portfolio of products and solutions, Canada has been a key customer and a valued partner. We are proud to be the Navy's combat systems integrator for the mid-life modernization of the HALIFAX Class fleet of frigates, and we look forward to delivering a fifth-generation fighter, expanding our business in cyberspace and security, and continuing our role as combat systems provider through the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy."
Lockheed Martin Canada today has more than 700 employees at facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Dartmouth and Calgary, as well as Department of National Defence sites across the country. The company is a leader in the delivery and integration of naval combat systems, radar platforms, avionics, electronic warfare, manufacturing, repair, and overhaul.
Lockheed Martin International was established July 1, 2013, and is headquartered in London, England, and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area; has corporate offices in Ottawa, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Canberra; and regional offices in Tel Aviv, New Delhi, Tokyo and Seoul.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.
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