Lockheed Martin Establishes New Missile Defense Systems Operating Unit in Huntsville
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company has established a new Missile Defense Systems operating unit based in Huntsville, AL. Retired Army Major General John W. Holly will lead the new operating unit as the vice president for Missile Defense Systems. Holly will be responsible for a portfolio that combines a number of important missile defense programs located in Northern Alabama.
The new unit consists of the company’s: existing and future efforts in support of the Missile Defense Agency’s Targets and Countermeasures Program; North Alabama Operations, which includes the Battle Management Technology Center and Courtland production facility; and support to several programs, including the tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) led by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control and the Land Environment Air Picture Provision (LEAPP) air defense program led by Lockheed Martin UK. Jim Tevepaugh, vice president for Northern Alabama Operations, reports to Holly as part of this new operating unit.
Additionally, the operating unit is responsible for the pursuit of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Operations and Sustainment contract, for which Lockheed Martin will offer its extensive capabilities in midcourse missile defense, strategic weapons system operations and sustainment, and performance-based logistics. The unit, which is part of the company’s Sunnyvale, CA-based Strategic and Missile Defense Systems line of business, includes program management, engineering and production facilities in Huntsville and Courtland, AL., as well as program operations in Denver, CO, and Sunnyvale, CA.
“John Holly had a distinguished career in the U.S. Army, where he demonstrated his strong leadership and program management skills,” said Tory Bruno, vice president and general manager of Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems. “He brings this extensive background and experience to his new assignment, where he will be able to further strengthen Lockheed Martin’s long-standing partnership with Northern Alabama on missile defense.”
Holly joined Lockheed Martin in January 2008. He most recently served as vice president of Huntsville Operations for the corporation. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Holly was president and managing director of Analytical Services Inc. (ASI), a technology and engineering services company. Before joining the private sector, Holly’s distinguished military career spanned more than three decades and a variety of assignments, culminating as the deputy director for the Missile Defense Agency. In this capacity, he also served as the program executive officer for the Ballistic Missile Defense System and the director of the Joint National Integration Center.