Bridget Lauderdale, currently vice president and general manager for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Integrated Fighter Group, has been named vice president and general manager of the F-35 Lightning II Program.
Lauderdale succeeds Greg Ulmer, who was promoted Feb. 1 to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics executive vice president.
Doug Wilhelm, currently acting vice president and deputy general manager of the F-35 Program, will assume this position permanently.
Additionally, Bill Brotherton, who has been serving as the acting F-35 vice president and general manager, has been named to a new role as vice president of aeronautics enterprise performance. He will oversee program management processes and resources to ensure strong program performance across the enterprise.
Ulmer said the trio’s selection “showcases the strength and depth of Lockheed Martin’s leadership succession planning.”
“They bring a deep understanding of the Aeronautics’ portfolio and strong customer relationships,” Ulmer added. “Key leadership transitions like this allow us to accelerate our ability to meet the urgent needs of our customers around the globe and, together, we will work tirelessly on our many game-changing products and services that support our warfighters.”