Lockheed Martin Space Systems Establishes North Alabama Operations Organization Led By James Tevepaugh
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 02/26/2008 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company has established a North Alabama Operations organization that encompasses the company's Huntsville and Courtland, Ala., facilities, as well as the Target and Countermeasures Programs and support to a host of other programs.
James Jim A. Tevepaugh, vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems North Alabama Operations, leads the new organization, which is part of the Strategic and Missile Defense Systems line of business in Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.
Our Alabama sites have a distinguished record of serving customer needs, said Salvatore Tory T. Bruno, vice president and general manager of Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Under Jim's leadership, the new organization will continue that legacy while expanding our support to the Missile Defense Agency and other customers.
Said Tevepaugh, Our employees in this region have an unmatched record. They have contributed to the development of virtually every major U.S. and international missile defense system. Our new organization aligns the scope of our program performance with that of our engineering performance, ranging from the design and development skills of our Huntsville team to the full-scale production skills of our Courtland team.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems North Alabama Operations includes the following.
- Lockheed Martin Space Systems Huntsville Facility: Tevepaugh directs this eight-building facility on Bradford Drive, which has been in operation since 1963. This facility performs program management and engineering for key missile defense contracts and is Lockheed Martin's Battle Management Center of Excellence. Programs supported include Lockheed Martin Space Systems' Target and Countermeasure Programs, Multiple Kill Vehicle and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, as well as programs led by other Lockheed Martin business areas.
- Lockheed Martin Space Systems Courtland Facility: Courtland Director Bruce E. Thompson leads this 660-acre facility, located 40 miles west of Huntsville on the site of a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps base. This facility performs assembly, integration and test services for missile defense systems. In 2007, the Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin inaugurated the new Targets and Countermeasures Single Integration Capability in Courtland, which will produce the Flexible Target Family, the most flexible, cost-effective, reliable targets available. Lockheed Martin also has selected Courtland as its future assembly and integration site for the Multiple Kill Vehicle program.
- Lockheed Martin Space Systems Target and Countermeasure Programs: Lockheed Martin's program office is located in Huntsville. The company also performs work in Courtland; Arlington, Va.; Denver, Colo.; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Sunnyvale, Calif. The Missile Defense Agency's Targets and Countermeasures Program provides targets and countermeasures designed to represent adversary missiles to permit realistic testing of the weapons systems and other elements of the Missile Defense Agency's Ballistic Missile Defense System.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems North Alabama Operations has a workforce in Huntsville of approximately 650 employees, along with approximately 200 subcontractor personnel, and a workforce in Courtland of approximately 40 employees.
Tevepaugh most recently served as the company's vice president of Target and Countermeasure Programs. He has a 30-year track record of proven program management and engineering experience across a variety of missile defense and space exploration programs. Tevepaugh holds a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems is one of several major organizations in the Lockheed Martin Corporation with operations in the Huntsville area. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, designs, develops, tests, manufactures and operates a full spectrum of advanced-technology systems for national security, civil 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; fleet ballistic missiles; and missile defense systems.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.