Rockville, Md.-based Lockheed Martin announced Feb. 2 the appointment of Art Ibers as the new Vice President of Exploration and Mission Support for its Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business.
In this position, Ibers assumes responsibility for contracts with NASA, the National Science Foundation, Transportation Security Administration and Federal Aviation Administration. He leads a team of nearly 2,700 who support customer missions in exploration, science, aviation and security through engineering operations, training and infrastructure services.
“Art is a proven technical and managerial leader with more than 30 years of large-scale program management, software development, system integration and spacecraft experience,” Lockheed Martin’s IS&GS Civil Business Vice President and General Manager Stephanie C. Hill said. “With his advanced astronautics background and strong mission-oriented leadership expertise, he offers the perfect perspective to lead a team with work that spans from the coldest place on Earth to the highest space in the world.”
Ibers previously directed Lockheed Martin’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) program. This program, the largest IT development program in the history of the U.S. Department of Justice, offers increased capacity and reduced response times.
He joined Lockheed Martin in 1984 as a spacecraft attitude control engineer at the corporation’s Missiles and Space team. Ibers earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical/astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.