Lockheed Martin Realigns Internal Information Organization
BETHESDA, MD, 19-MAR-01 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today realigned its internal information systems and support business, Lockheed Martin Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) to support the Corporation as it moves forward in embracing Electronic Commerce. With this realignment, Joseph R. Cleveland, Corporate CIO and president of EIS, will report directly to the corporation's President and Chief Operating Officer Robert J. Stevens. EIS will play a critical leadership role in integrating Lockheed Martin's e-business initiatives.
This realignment will enable EIS to bring even greater value to the Corporation and its businesses through accelerated decision-making, more strategic deployment of IT resources, and the aggressive pursuit of new business opportunities, said Lockheed Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vance Coffman.
Cleveland is responsible for formulating Lockheed Martin's information technology vision and strategy, consolidating the company's information technology resources, implementing e-commerce initiatives, leveraging economies of scale, and supporting other Lockheed Martin businesses in their pursuit of external opportunities that are in line with the corporation's strategy.
Prior to the merger of Lockheed and Martin Marietta, Cleveland was vice president and general manager of Martin Marietta Internal Information Systems. Other assignments include manager of Aerospace Information Technology and manager of Information Technology for the Defense Systems business of GE Aerospace. Cleveland began his GE career in 1970 as a member of the engineering department of GE Medical Systems and subsequently, held various position of increasing responsibility including manager of Systems Engineering and manager of Operations Design and Support. From 1982 to 1986, he held an international assignment as Managing Director of GE Medical Systems Operation, Radlett, England.
Born in Shelbyville, Tennessee, Cleveland received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee State University and has completed extensive technical, business and leadership development training throughout his career.
EIS has been instrumental in advancing Lockheed Martin's information technology goals, including significant enhancements and cost reductions to our business systems infrastructure, the development of a state-of-the-art electronic messaging system and the creation of a robust, secure intranet. The organization also has helped Lockheed Martin businesses take full advantage of the World Wide Web and related new technologies to improve the corporation's productivity and competitiveness