Orlando Carvalho to Lead Aeronautics, Lorraine Martin to Lead F-35 Program


DATE:              March 18, 2013

TO:                   All Lockheed Martin Employees

FROM:             Marillyn Hewson, Chief Executive Officer and President

SUBJECT:       Orlando Carvalho to Lead Aeronautics, Lorraine Martin to Lead F-35 Program

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Orlando Carvalho to Executive Vice President, Aeronautics.  I’m also pleased to announce the appointment of Lorraine Martin to Executive Vice President and General Manager, F-35 Lightning II Program.  Both appointments are effective immediately, and follow Larry Lawson’s decision to retire after a distinguished career at Lockheed Martin. 

Larry will retire effective April 5, and I’d like to thank him for his many contributions to our success and his dedicated service to our customers.  Larry joined Lockheed Martin in 1986, and has had many accomplishments in his more than 26 years with the company.  Prior to being named EVP of Aeronautics in April 2012, he successfully led the F-35 and F-22 programs in Aeronautics and was Business Development Vice President for Electronic Systems.  Over his distinguished career, Larry has held a broad range of positions in engineering, advanced development, business development and program management. 

I’m happy to have Orlando leading Aeronautics; he’s a proven leader with nearly 33 years of experience with Lockheed Martin, a strong record of achievement, and a keen understanding of our customers and their mission.  Since joining Aeronautics in 2011, Orlando has been responsible for the performance of all aspects of the F-35 Lightning II program, the U.S. government’s largest and most complex development and production program.  Under his leadership, the F-35 program has delivered impressive results, including consistently exceeding the flight test plans; significantly improving on-schedule delivery of the Mission Systems and Autonomic Logistics Information System software releases; delivering 30 aircraft in 2012 while increasing affordability; and supporting the launch of training operations at Eglin AFB and the stand up of the first Marine Corps and Air Force operational F-35 bases. 

Prior to joining Aeronautics, Orlando led Mission Systems & Sensors, a business with more than $6 billion in sales and 15,000 employees delivering systems engineering, software development and program management for approximately 500 programs in support of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps, as well as customers in 50 nations.  Throughout his impressive career at Lockheed Martin, Orlando has held a series of increasingly responsible positions in Electronic Systems and Aeronautics business areas.  He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Fairfield University.

Lorraine is a seasoned leader with nearly 25 years of experience at Lockheed Martin and a proven track record of delivering program and operational performance excellence.  As Vice President and Deputy of the F-35 program, Lorraine has been responsible for partnering with Orlando to oversee the F-35 system development and demonstration program, transition from development to production, flight testing, and global deployment and sustainment for 13 military services in nine partner countries.  Lorraine has been instrumental in improving the F-35 program performance and delivering outstanding results. 

Since joining Aeronautics in 2008, Lorraine has led the C-130 and C-5 programs, where she was responsible for all aspects of the design, delivery and sustainment of these successful aircraft programs.  Prior to that, she led the Flight Solutions business in Electronics, where she was responsible for developing and delivering U.S. and international military aircrew training programs, including the F-35 training system.  Lorraine began her Lockheed Martin career in 1988, after serving our nation as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, and has held a number of leadership positions of increasing responsibility in our Electronic Systems, IS&GS and Aeronautics businesses.  She holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in Computational Mathematics from DePauw University.

Orlando and Lorraine are impressive leaders who have consistently demonstrated their ability to build strong customer relationships, successfully manage complex programs, and inspire our teams.  These appointments are examples of our deep bench of talent and demonstrate the value of our robust succession planning efforts.    

Please join me in congratulating Orlando and Lorraine on their new roles and Larry on his well-deserved retirement.