Friday, October 16, 2009

A high school friend makes it big

Chris and his brothers Steve and Greg were all close friends of mine through school. I think this definitely puts Chris as our graduating class's "Most likely to have succeeded". Damn!

Christopher E. Kubasik Appointed Lockheed Martin's President and COO

BETHESDA, Md -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Christopher E. Kubasik to serve as president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2010.

Currently, Kubasik serves as executive vice president of Lockheed Martin's Electronic Systems business area, with 2008 sales of $11.6 billion, a portfolio of more than 1,400 programs and customers in 43 nations. Prior to his appointment to that position in 2007, he was the corporation's executive vice president and chief financial officer, responsible for financial strategies, processes and operations.

Kubasik received an Executive Engineering Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008 and has attended an Executive Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business. He also completed the Systems Acquisition Management Course for Flag Officers at the Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va. He received his bachelor's degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Maryland in 1983.

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