Lockheed Martin launches international unit
London, July 2, 2013
Lockheed Martin International (LMI) will be headquartered in London and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area with corporate offices in Ottawa (Canada), Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Canberra (Australia); and regional offices in New Delhi, Tokyo and Seoul.
“Directly engaging with and listening to our customers are essential components to maintaining and growing our global business,” remarked Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin chief executive officer and president.
“The new Lockheed Martin International team will be responsible for strengthening our global partnerships and investing in new ones to ensure we continue to meet our global customers’ diverse national security and economic development needs,” he noted.
The LMI team will work with global Lockheed Martin customers to deliverthe company’s products, technologies and services to meet their national security and citizen services needs.
The group has named Patrick M. Dewar, 52, as the executive vice president of LMI and will continue as a corporate officer.
“It will align and integrate our existing international business and operations under a customer-focused strategy in the 70 countries where we do business today. With nearly three decades of international business experience, Dewar is uniquely qualified to lead LMI and advance our customer and partner relationships,” stated Hewson.
Prior to this, Dewar was senior VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Throughout his 28-year career with Lockheed Martin, Dewar has held a number of leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including VP of Corporate International Business Development, VP of Business Development for the Electronic Systems business area, and the European program director for the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) based in Munich, Germany.
He has also served as chairman of the board of Lockheed Martin UKHoldings, Lockheed Martin España, and Lockheed Martin Australia as well as the Lockheed Martin UAE Advisory Board.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Swarthmore College.
On his new role, Dewar said, “Our unified team and approach will deliver the Lockheed Martin value proposition to our customers.”
“We look forward to continuing to deliver our products, technologies and services. From the F-35, C-130J, F-16 and missile defense systems to cyber security and citizen services, we have the products our global customers need to meet their unique missions,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service