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Roger Rose is Lockheed Martin India CEO

business Updated: Aug 11, 2009 21:03 IST

Roger Rose has been named CEO of Lockheed Martin India, with the responsibility for coordinating the global aerospace giant's relationship and ongoing programme execution in this country, it was announced in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Rose succeeds Douglas Hartwick, who led the corporation's New Delhi office through the creation of Lockheed Martin India Private Limited and helped explore potential opportunities in all aspects of cooperation with the Indian government and corporate partners, a company statement said.

Hartwick has been named special advisor to the corporation's International Business Development team with a focus on strategic alignment to address the Indian government's evolving global security needs.

"Lockheed Martin approaches the Indian market with a solid commitment and a dedicated in-country presence with our office in New Delhi," said Pat Dewar, vice president of Lockheed Martin's Corporate International Business Development.

"Roger brings a wealth of programme execution experience to his new position and he will continue to expand on the solid foundation that Doug has provided through the stand-up of Lockheed Martin India Private Limited. Roger's appointment will ensure our valued relationship with the Indian government is fully supported for the long-term," Dewar added.

In his prior assignment, Rose led the corporation's electronic systems business efforts to bring the latest in naval surface and submarine combat systems, ocean exploration, and alternative energy solutions to the Indian marketplace.

He is a retired career US Navy officer in the submarine service and has more than 10-years of hands-on international business and policy experience.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.