FORT WORTH, Texas, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company [NYSE: LMT] announced that Roderick "Rod" McLean has been selected vice president and general manager of the F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group (IFG). Michael Cawood has been selected to serve as vice president and deputy for IFG. Both appointments are effective immediately.
"Rod's most recent special assignment as vice president and program manager for the next-generation trainer (T-X) program, combined with his past experience as vice president and deputy for IFG, perfectly prepares him to lead the IFG team into the future," said Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
In his more than 19-year career with Lockheed Martin, Rod has consistently demonstrated his ability to manage large-scale, complex programs and deliver results. Previously, he served as F-16 deputy vice president and F-16 program director for various countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. He began his Lockheed Martin career as a Radar Systems engineer in Moorestown, N.J. He has held numerous leadership roles since that time. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from North Carolina A&T State University, a master's degree in Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Mike most recently served as vice president of F-16/F-22 IFG Product Development, providing overall leadership to an industry team of partners focused on enhancing the Viper's and the Raptor's future capabilities and maintaining affordable sustainment of the platforms. He has extensive experience across many platforms in flight controls, program management, technology integration and improvements and derivatives. Mike holds a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California and a master's in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas.Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 118,000 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 2012 were $47.2 billion.