Michele Evans, executive vice president of the company’s Fort Worth-based Aeronautics division, is taking leave to treat a medical issue and Greg Ulmer, head of Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 fighter program, will temporarily lead the division, according to news reports.

Reuters reported the news on Sept. 16, during the start of the annual Air Force Association conference in Washington, D.C.

The news organization said Evans said Ulmer would serve as acting executive vice president through late November while she focused on her recovery.

Evans has held a variety of positions at Lockheed. In the Rotary and Missions Systems business area, she served as vice president and general manager of the Integrated Warfare Systems & Sensors line of business; as well as vice president for C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and the Undersea line of business. She was also Vice President for Business Development and Strategy for the Mission Systems & Training organization. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for multiple platform programs including the A-10 weapons system, as well as avionics programs on the C-130 and F-35, and served as the executive manager on multiple domestic and international campaign wins.

Evans graduated magna cum laude from Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. She serves on the board of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and is a member of Clarkson’s Coulter School of Engineering Advisory Board.

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