Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has named Rosemary J. Chapdelaine president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Canada.
Chapdelaine joins Lockheed Martin Canada after serving in several executive positions within the corporation at locations in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Most recently, she served as a director of business development for Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business in Owego, N.Y.
In this position, she will lead our more than 500 employees to deliver on our development, production and in-service support programs for all branches of the Canadian Forces, including the mid-life upgrade to the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates.
Since joining the company in 1985, she has held several management and leadership positions in the United States and United Kingdom, recently serving as director of MH-60 – the US navy’s maritime helicopter — production programs in Owego, N.Y., before assuming leadership of business development for the company’s electronic product line segment earlier this year.
Rosemary has a record of building strong customer relationships, marked by consistently high contractor performance assessment reviews. Under her leadership, the MH-60 team earned the Top Hawk Award from the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command for outstanding support to the fleet and Aviation Week’s Program Excellence Award for exceptional leadership.
A graduate of the mechanical engineering program at the University of Washington, her technical background includes helicopter missions systems, aircraft avionics, ground based electronic warfare, processors and displays, and human factors engineering.
Lockheed Martin Canada is the prime contractor for the mid-life modernization of the combat systems on-board the Halifax Class Frigate. In addition to the company’s 30-year legacy as the Royal Canadian Navy’s combat systems integrator, Lockheed Martin Canada is a leader in the delivery of radar systems, avionics, electronic warfare, data fusion and performance-based logistics. Lockheed Martin Canada has more than 600 employees at facilities in Ottawa, Montreal and Dartmouth, as well as Department of National Defence sites across the country.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.