Frank St. John has been named executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) business area, which is based in Grand Prairie.
St. John, 51, joined Lockheed Martin more than 30 years ago and has held a number of leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently he was executive vice president and deputy, MFC programs, where he was responsible for overseeing all MFC lines of business and program performance to ensure the business area met or exceeded customer and shareholder expectations. Previously he was vice president of Tactical Missiles/Combat Maneuver Systems and head of the MFC Orlando Operations. St. John began his career as a Lockheed Martin engineering intern and has held a number of progressively responsible leadership roles in Engineering and Program Management on programs such as Joint Air to Ground Missile (JAGM), Joint Common Missile (JCM) and Longbow Missile and Fire Control Radar. St. John holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida.
“Frank is a seasoned leader with a deep understanding of the MFC business and strong customer relationships,” Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin chairman, president and CEO said. “With his proven track record, I’m confident that we will continue to deliver on the strong record of success of the MFC business area.”
Lockheed Martin’s board of directors also approved the appointment of Richard “Rick” Edwards as executive vice president, Lockheed Martin International.
Both serve as corporate officers and the appointments are effective immediately.