Lockheed Martin taps John Rood as VP for domestic biz development and ops

John Rood
John Rood

Lockheed Martin has appointed John Rood as vice president for domestic business development and operations, succeeding John Ward, who announced plans to retire effective Aug. 1. Rood’s appointment is effective June 23.

“John Rood has extensive experience and deep knowledge of industry and government,” said Paul Lemmo, senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development. “I am confident that he will help us remain focused on delivering for our customers and growing the business.”

Most recently Rood was the vice president for U.S. business development at Raytheon Company, responsible for identifying business opportunities, leading and assisting efforts to capture new business, and resolving issues associated with the implementation of programs for its domestic civil and military customers. Previously, Rood served for 20 years in U.S. Government positions at the State Department, Department of Defense, National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency and as a U.S. Senate staffer. He also served as Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

Rood holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Arizona State University.

Since joining Lockheed Martin in 1997, Ward has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility across the company, including vice president of international business development at Missiles and Fire Control, and has made significant contributions to the corporation.