Lockheed Martin named Michele Evans as its deputy executive vice president for its Aeronautics business area starting June 4.
The company said Evans would be based in Fort Worth, Texas and responsible for programmes including the F-35, F-16, C-130 and Advanced Development Programs, also known as Skunk Works. She will report to the business area's executive vice president, Orlando Carvalho.
Evans was previously vice president and general manager for Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors in Lockheed Martin's Rotary and Mission Systems business area. She managed the strategy and execution of the Littoral Combat Ship programme, Aegis Combat Systems, sea-based missile defence and other systems.
Evans holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. She serves on the corporate boards for Lockheed Martin Australia and Lockheed Martin United Kingdom, and is a member of Clarkson University's Coulter School of Engineering Advisory Board.