2 minute readLockheed Martin appoints India CEO

Lockheed Martin has announced the appointment of its new India CEO. Roger Rose, a former submariner in the US Navy, has succeeded Douglas Hartwick taking over responsibility for coordinating the company’s relationship and ongoing program execution in India.

Hartwick was in the news recently, with reports suggesting his hurried departure from India after ‘Lockheed Martin was found in possession of two folders containing classified information relating to defence purchases’, contained in two folders marked ‘Government of India, Ministry of Defense’.

He has been now appointed Special Adviser to Lockheed Martin’s International Business Development team with a focus on strategic alignment to address the Indian government’s evolving global security needs, according to a company statement.

Pat Dewar, Vice President of Corporate International Business Development said, “Lockheed Martin approaches the Indian market with a solid commitment and a dedicated in-country presence with our office in New Delhi. Roger brings a wealth of program execution experience to his new position and he will continue to expand on the solid foundation that Doug has provided through the stand-up of Lockheed Martin India Private Limited. Roger’s appointment will ensure our valued relationship with the Indian government is fully supported for the long-term.”

According to Lockheed Martin, Rose led the Corporation’s Electronic Systems business efforts to bring the latest in naval surface and submarine combat systems, ocean exploration, and alternative energy solutions to the Indian marketplace. He has more than 10-years of hands-on international business and policy experience, including a posting as the U.S. Naval Attaché to Israel, and frequent travel to South Asia over the past six years.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering, Rose also holds a Master’s Degree in Physics from the University of Washington.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustenance of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

Lockheed Martin’s F-16 is currently in the fray for the estimated US $ 10 billion 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) order, the trial process for which has been initiated by the Indian Air Force (IAF). It also has an order from the IAF for six C-130 J aircraft.

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