25 avril 2019 | Local, Aérospatial

Charlie Bouchard steps down from Lockheed Martin Canada’s top job


Charles Bouchard announced his decision Wednesday to retire as Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Canada effective April 30. Bouchard, a retired lieutenant general, served in the role for nearly six years. He had a 37-year career in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed serving Lockheed Martin Canada and Lockheed Martin Corporation and while the time has come for me to retire, I will remain an ardent supporter and advocate of the work Lockheed Martin does to deliver the best equipment to today’s modern warfighter, the F-35 being a primary example,” Bouchard said in a statement.

Lorraine Ben will serve as Interim Chief Executive.


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