Press Release

Lockheed Martin Announces New Executive Appointments

By SpaceRef Editor
September 6, 2001
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Lockheed Martin Space Operations (LMSO)
President Jay Honeycutt has announced three new executive appointments.
Ken
Reightler has been named LMSO senior vice president; Richard (Rick) Hieb
replaces Reightler as vice president, Science, Engineering, Analysis and Test
(SEAT) Operation and SEAT program manager; and Ted Bilke has joined the
company as vice president, Enterprise Solutions.

Reightler assumes his new position after successfully leading the
company’s engineering and scientific support of Johnson Space Center during a
period of intense activity in the space program as NASA and its international
partners have successfully established a permanent human presence in space.

Before joining Lockheed Martin in 1995, he spent eight years with NASA as
an astronaut.
A veteran of two Space Shuttle flights, he logged over
327 hours in space and made 212 orbits of the Earth.
Prior to joining NASA,
he served as a naval officer, aviator and test pilot.
His distinguished
military career includes over 20 years of experience in naval aviation, both
land- and carrier-based, logging over 5,000 hours of flying time in over
60 different types of aircraft.

Reightler holds a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from
the U.S. Naval Academy, a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering
from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and a master of science degree in
systems management from the University of Southern California.
He is also a
distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.

Hieb, a former astronaut, joins LMSO from Orbital Sciences Corporation,
where he was vice president, new business, and Crew Return Vehicle (CRV)
program manager.
In that position, he was responsible for new business in
Orbital’s Advanced Programs Group, which included the CRV for the space
station and the Second Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle Risk Reduction
Program, which is part of NASA’s Space Launch Initiative.
Prior to joining
Orbital, he served from 1995 to 1999 as director, commercial space, for
AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp.

Hieb retired from NASA in 1995 after six years in the Mission Operations
Directorate at Johnson Space Center and almost 10 years in the Astronaut
Corps.
He flew three Space Shuttle missions, serving as payload commander for
the second International Microgravity Laboratory mission on STS-65 and as a
mission specialist on STS-49 and STS-39.
He has logged over 750 hours in
space, including more than 17 hours of EVA.

He holds a master of science degree in aerospace engineering from the
University of Colorado, Boulder, and bachelor of arts degree in physics and
mathematics from Northwest Nazarene College in Idaho.

Bilke joins Lockheed Martin after most recently serving as chief operating
officer for Ascendant Solutions, a business-to-business solutions provider
based in Dallas.
He also has served as director, LAN management services, for
MCI Systemhouse and vice president, integration services, for Bell & Howell.
He spent ten years at EDS where he built a strong foundation of commercial
IT experience.
He holds a BSBA degree in finance and marketing from Missouri
Southern State College.

Lockheed Martin Space Operations, a business unit of Lockheed Martin
Technology Services headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is a
high-technology company with about 4,000 engineers, scientists and support
personnel.
Services include data collection, telemetry, and communication
operations support for NASA; software and hardware engineering for the Space
Shuttle and International Space Station; mission operations and planning
systems design, development, and integration; human life sciences research;
and commercial information technology services.

SpaceRef staff editor.