Long-time Lockheed employees to head up jet fighter program

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A pair of longtime Lockheed Martin employees have been named to head up one of the company’s leading jet fighter programs, the company announced Monday.

Nineteen-year Lockheed veteran Roderick “Rod” McLean was named vice president and general manager of the F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group (IFG). Michael Cawood was named vice president and deputy for IFG.

Both appointments are effective immediately, officials said.

Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, said that McLean is ready for his new responsibility.

“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,” Carvalho said in a prepared statement.

McLean previously served as F-16 deputy vice president and F-16 program director for various countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.

Cawood most recently served as vice president of F-16/F-22 IFG Product Development.

In other industry news, Bell Helicopter said that Anthony Moreland is returning to lead sales and marketing activities as managing director, North America. Moreland most recently led North America and global accounts for Sikorsky Aircraft.

Yamil Berard, 817-390-7705 Twitter: @yberard

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