Vince Di Pietro appointed Chief Executive Lockheed Martin Australia New Zealand Designate

Raydon Gates to retire in January after more than five years at the helm.

4th Aug 2016


Vince Di Pietro appointed Chief Executive Lockheed Martin Australia New Zealand
Designate


Raydon Gates to retire in January after more than five years at the helm.
3 Aug 2016 - CANBERRA, Australia - Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) announced today that Mr
Vince Di Pietro has been selected to succeed Raydon Gates as Vice President and Chief
Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand. Mr Di Pietro will assume this role in
January 2017 when Mr Gates will retire.


In this role, Mr. Di Pietro will continue to lead the growth of Lockheed Martin’s Australian and
New Zealand businesses both domestically and for international export, as well as to work to
deliver superior capability offerings to our key customers in the region. He will report to Senior
Vice President, Lockheed Martin International, Mr John Rood.


Mr Di Pietro’s appointment follows a distinguished career in the Royal Australian Navy. His
service as the Commander of the Fleet Air Arm and Australia’s Naval Attaché to the United
States was recognized with the appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia for
exceptional service in June 2016. His naval service and experience gained as Australia’s Naval
Attaché to the United States from June 2007 to June 2010 provides an ideal background for his
new role as Chief Executive Lockheed Martin Australia New Zealand.


“Vince’s forty-year career of exemplary service and leadership in the Royal Australian Navy
made him the ideal candidate to fill such a critical role for Lockheed Martin in Australia and New
Zealand. The calibre of this appointment reinforces the importance of the Australian and New
Zealand markets to Lockheed Martin, and I am delighted Vince will lead our organisation as we
pursue opportunities to expand the innovative products and services we provide to our partners
in Australia and New Zealand.” said Senior Vice President for Lockheed International, John
Rood.


Vince holds a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) from Deakin University through the Australian
Defence College. He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 2007 Australia Day
Honours List for his achievements leading the Safety, Certification and System Acceptance
Program into Naval service.


Raydon Gates has had an outstanding tenure as Lockheed Martin’s Chief Executive in Australia
and New Zealand and will continue to lead the team in those countries until his retirement in
January 2017.

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