Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Canada
Lorraine Ben is the Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin Canada since June 2019.
Lorraine rejoined Lockheed Martin Canada in August 2015 as Director of Business Development and Strategy as part of the Lockheed Martin International team. In this role, she was responsible for the development and execution of strategies to grow the business and strengthen customer relationships.
Under her leadership, Lockheed Martin Canada is responsible for delivering on country-specific strategies, maintaining and strengthening strategic customer and partner relationships. As the corporation's in-country lead, Lorraine facilitates access to Lockheed Martin’s broad portfolio of products and technologies to help Canada address its security and defence challenges.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin Canada in 2015, she served in a variety of Business Development Executive roles with Lockheed Martin in Owego New York, TELUS, Accenture and IBM.
Lorraine graduated from Laurentian University with a bachelor’s degree in English/Law.
General Manager, Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary & Missions Systems (RMS)
Gary Fudge was appointed General Manager at Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary and Mission Systems in 2017. Mr. Fudge leads an organization of more than 600 employees located across Canada and has a total program portfolio valued well above $1.5B (CAD). The company’s main focus is the development and integration of sophisticated defence programs in both the Canadian and International markets.
Mr. Fudge’s business Lockheed Martin Canada profile, which spans more than 25 years in the management of large, sophisticated engineering programs, includes: Lockheed Martin Canada RMS Program Director for the HCM project where he was responsible for the management of the upgrade of the Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet of 12 frigates and the associated In-Service Support project. This HCM project included the development of the Combat Management System (CMS 330) and oversight of several multi-disciplinary product teams, international subcontractors and Canadian shipyards on two coasts.
Prior to the HCM project, Mr. Fudge was a member of the Program Management Office and Director of Software Development for the Canadian Patrol Frigate project. From 1994 to 1998, he started up Lockheed Martin Canada’s In-Service Support unit for the Halifax Class as the Program Manager of the ISES project in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also held the Program Manager Director roles for ACR, DSCAN and SpotSar. On the strategic planning of Naval business, he was instrumental in successfully guiding Lockheed Martin Canada’s efforts on the following projects: Quest Upgrade, Operations Room Team Trainer, Maintenance Procedures Trainer and Combat System Engineering Support.
Mr. Fudge, a graduate of the Computer Science program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, is also the proud recipient of several performance awards throughout his career with Lockheed Martin Canada.
Mr. Fudge, who enjoys hiking, resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with his wife Christine.
General Manager, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems
Mr. Laney joined CDL Systems initially as the Operations & Business Development Manager based in Huntsville, AL. CDL Systems hired Mr. Laney to establish a U.S. presence representing the company to the U.S. Army & the U.S. unmanned systems market. In just over a year, CDL Systems USA was launched in Huntsville, Alabama as a subsidiary of CDL Systems Ltd.
In December 2013, CDL Systems Limited and the CDL Systems USA subsidiary were acquired by the Lockheed Martin Corporation. As the founders retired, Mr. Laney was asked to take on the role of general manager the CDL Systems business area for Lockheed Martin under the Unmanned Solutions group within the Mission Systems & Training division.
Prior to coming to CDL Systems, Mr. Laney spent three years at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management where he gained a working knowledge of the capital markets to include the M&A process, corporate cash management, and various approaches to managing large pools of capital for ultra-high net worth families. Mr. Laney started his professional career serving as a naval aviator flying the F/A-18C Hornet flying over 40 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also a graduate of the United States Navy Fighter Weapon's School (TOPGUN).
Mr. Laney holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Boston University, a MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is an alumnus of the M.I.T. Human Automation Lab.
Mr. Laney is married and is blessed with three children residing in Madison, AL. He is an active member of his local and global community volunteering at the Huntsville Downtown Rescue Mission and is an active supporter of the Jesse Brooks Children’s Home in Ghana, West Africa.
General Manager, Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions
Jim Andrews is General Manager of Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions Montreal, an engine MRO and test complex for the CFM and CF34 variants, and is responsible for all aspects of the facility’s overall performance.
During the seven years prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Jim held positions of increasing responsibility with Aveos/Air Canada Technical Services (ACTS) including Operations, Business Development and Strategies. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President and General Manager of Engine Solutions Business. In that role, Jim successfully diversified the business portfolio by growing competitive engine repair and overhaul services to a global customer base.
For 12 years preceding ACTS/ Aveos, Jim was part of the senior leadership team at Rolls-Royce Canada, holding positions in Customer Business, Operations and Engineering.
Jim graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.