C.T. 'Tom' Burbage Named President of Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems
MARIETTA, GA, March 19th, 1999 -- C.T. "Tom" Burbage has been named president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems (LMAS) and a vice president of Lockheed Martin Corporation, effective April 5, 1999. The appointment was announced today by James A. "Micky" Blackwell, president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin's Aeronautics Sector. Burbage will replace William B. "Bill" Bullock, who will be on special assignment as a special adviser and corporate vice president until his planned retirement later this year. Burbage, 51, joined Lockheed Martin in 1980 and has served as LMAS vice president for the F-22 Program and as F-22 team general manager since November 1995. In that role, he has led F-22 development, testing, and preparation for production for the F-22 airframe contractor team, which includes Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems, and Boeing. Before becoming F-22 vice president, Burbage served as LMAS vice president for Navy Programs, vice president AFX Program, vice president for Business Development, and vice president of Washington Operations. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Burbage served in the United States Navy for 11 years. He has an MBA from UCLA in business systems and a master's in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida. On his special assignment, Bill Bullock will provide senior executive leadership and presence in Europe on crucial C-130J and C-27J marketing campaigns. He also will continue to serve on the Board of Managers for Lockheed Martin Alenia Tactical Transport Systems, the joint venture company that is manufacturing the C-27J. Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems of Marietta, Georgia, is an operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. LMAS is a world leader in the design, development, integration, production, and support of advanced aircraft and aircraft systems.