Lockheed names new GM for integrated fighter group

By Marjorie Censer / May 17, 2021 at 3:23 PM

Lockheed Martin said today it has named OJ Sanchez vice president and general manager for its integrated fighter group, succeeding Bridget Lauderdale.

"In this new role, Sanchez is responsible for the development, manufacture and sustainment of the F-16 and F-22 programs as well as the T-50, K-FX and J-FX international partnerships," the company said.

Sanchez previously was general manager for the F-22 program.

Before joining Lockheed in 2014, he was in the Air Force. For his final assignment, Lockheed said, he served on the Joint Staff, supporting global operations for the chairman.