Chief Executive Lockheed Martin Canada retires
Posted on Apr 17, 2019


Earlier today, Charles Bouchard surprised many in the industry by announcing his decision to retire as Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Canada effective on 30 April 2019.

Serving in this role for nearly six years, following a 37 year career in the RCAF, Lieutenant-General (Retired) Bouchard was the first to hold the role of Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Canada and has been instrumental in expanding Lockheed Martin’s business growth in Canada during his tenure.  Lorraine Ben will serve as Interim Chief Executive.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed serving Lockheed Martin Canada and Lockheed Martin Corporation and while the time has come for me to retire," says Bouchard. "I will remain an ardent supporter and advocate of the work Lockheed Martin does to deliver the best equipment to today’s modern warfighter, the F-35 being a primary example.”

Charles Bouchard retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2012 at the rank of Lieutenant-General. His many military career highlights include serving as Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division / Canadian NORAD Region, as Deputy Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and as Deputy Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples. On 25 March 2011, Bouchard was named Commander of the NATO military mission in Libya. He joined Lockheed Martin Canada in September 2013.  

Lorraine Ben, VP responsible for Strategic Initiatives and International Programs, will take over as Interim CE until a permanent replacement can be named.