Frank St. John, the current executive vice president of Lockheed Martin's Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) business, was elected by the board to serve as chief operating officer (COO), effective June 15, the company announced on Monday.
In his new role with Lockheed Martin, St. John will be responsible for the strategic, operational and financial performance of all the corporation's lines of business, including Aeronautics, Rotary and Mission Systems, Space and Missiles and Fire Control St. John will also supervise the corporation's entire portfolio of products and capabilities totaling almost $60 billion in sales.
St. John joined Lockheed Martin more than 30 years ago and took on roles of increasing responsibility in engineering and program management before joining the corporation's executive leadership team. Most recently, he has served as executive vice president of RMS and prior to that as executive vice president of Missiles and Fire Control.
In the role, St. John helped guide RMS, a $16 billion gross enterprise employing 34,000 people across the globe, with approximately 10 percent in Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, United Kingdom and other countries.
The RMS portfolio features more than 1,000 programs, including helicopters, integrated air and missile defense, littoral warfare, undersea warfare, radar, electronic warfare, cyber solutions, C4ISR, and training and logistics systems.
Under St. John’s leadership RMS has supported the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency, as well as intelligence, civil, commercial and international military customers.
Lockheed Martin’s board of directors appointed St. John and Scott Greene to new executive vice president roles, which went into effect Aug. 26, 2019. St. John has brought “a commitment to excellence and strong customer focus to their respective business areas,” Marillyn Hewson, former chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 110,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.