Lockheed Martin Announces Promotion Of Stephen Ball To Vice President And Managing Director At Lockheed Martin UK - INSYS

LONDON, June 2

Ampthill, UK, June 3 2008

Lockheed Martin today announced Stephen Ball, Managing Director Lockheed Martin UK – INSYS, has been named Vice President and Managing Director with immediate effect. Stephen has been Managing Director of LMUK INSYS since September 2006 and had previously served as the manager of the Combat Systems Division.

“This appointment recognises the great strides LMUK INSYS has made in becoming a significant Mission Area within Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control division,” said Ron Abbott, the division's Executive Vice President. “The business is now equal to the size of Missiles and Fire Control's US-based Mission Areas and as such needs a leadership structure that reflects this growth.”

Lockheed Martin UK – INSYS plays a strategic role in the corporation’s growth strategy. LMUK INSYS has seen significant growth since becoming part of the corporation. In 2007 the company quadrupled the previous year’s orders and had its first £100M+ order in the first quarter of this year with the Land Environment Air Picture Provision contract award. The company is also steadily expanding its staff footprint with up to 90 new hires annually since 2005.

Ball joined INSYS in 2001 as Head of Business Support and was appointed Operations Director in 2003. Previously, Stephen served twenty-one years with the Civil Service working in HM Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) where he reached the level of Chief Executive Officer. Stephen holds a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering which he completed whilst training as a student apprentice within the Associated Engineering Group. He has also completed modules with the Open University in Electronics and Communication Systems and obtained a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors in 2001.


Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, 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.


Lockheed Martin UK, a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a leader in systems integration working on major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors. Lockheed Martin works with more than 100 business partners and employs over 1700 people at 12 sites across the UK.

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