Lockheed Martin announced today that retired Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Air Vice-Marshal Graham Lintott appointed as Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin’s New Zealand operation.
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.
“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 organization 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.