—John A. Tirpak
Lockheed Martin announced Thursday that Bridget Lauderdale, who had
headed up the F-35 sustainment unit, will become the boss at the
company’s Integrated Fighter Group, where she will manage development,
manufacturing, and sustainment of the F-22 and F-16 programs.
joins a growing club of mostly women running fighter aircraft programs
for the Air Force. She’ll be working for Michele Evans, company
executive vice president for aeronautics, who in turn reports to
Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson.
Shelley Lavender at Boeing heads up
the strike, surveillance, and mobility division, where she’s in charge
of the F-15 for the Air Force and F/A-18 and EF-18G for the Navy/Marine
Corps. She reports to Leanne Caret, executive VP for defense, space, and
Northrop Grumman’s chief executive officer is Kathy Warden;
the company makes F-35 center fuselages, as well as the B-21 bomber and
Global Hawk reconnaissance aircraft.
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