Charles Bouchard to lead Lockheed Martin Canada
Lockheed Martin announced yesterday that retired LGen Charles Bouchard will serve as country lead for Lockheed Martin Canada, reporting directly to Pat Dewar, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin International.
According to a press release, “Bouchard will assume leadership of the portfolio of Lockheed Martin activities in Canada and will be the corporation’s lead representative in country. The current business leaders: Rosemary Chapdelaine, president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Canada; Jim Andrews, general manager of Kelly Aviation Centre Montreal; and, Albert Sulmistras, general manager of Lockheed Martin CDL Systems will continue to focus on key programs and specific customers. Bouchard’s appointment is a result of Lockheed Martin International’s focus on providing customers with direct access to the company’s broad range of products and solutions.”
Bouchard retired in April 2012 after more than 37 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force. His military career includes many senior leadership roles that illustrate a strong understanding of national security and stakeholder relations. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and most recently served as commander of the combined joint task force that led NATO operations in Libya.
Lockheed Martin Canada today has over 700 employees at facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Dartmouth and Calgary, as well as Department of National Defence sites across the country, and, among other major proects, is the Navy’s combat systems integrator for the mid-life modernization of the HALIFAX Class fleet of frigates.