Lockheed Martin has announced that retired Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Air Vice-Marshal Graham Lintott was selected to serve as Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin’s New Zealand operation, effective immediately.
In this role, Lintott will lead the growth of Lockheed Martin’s New Zealand business both domestically and for international export. He will support Raydon Gates, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand.
“Graham’s distinguished career and exemplary reputation as a leader made him the ideal candidate to fill such a critical role for Lockheed Martin New Zealand. The calibre of this appointment reinforces the importance of the New Zealand market to Lockheed Martin, and I am delighted that Graham is leading our organisation as we look for opportunities to widen the range of products and services we provide to our New Zealand customers and partners,” said Gates.
Lintott’s career with the Royal New Zealand Air Force spanned more than 40 years. He distinguished himself both as a pilot and a commander, achieving the rank of Air Vice-Marshal and appointed Chief of Air Force in 2006.
Prior to assuming his new role with Lockheed Martin New Zealand, Lintott served as New Zealand’s Defence Attaché to the United States of America. He was bestowed with the honour of Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2008.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were US$45.4 billion. Headquartered in Canberra, Lockheed Martin Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company employs more than 900 people in Australia and New Zealand working on a wide range of major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.