Top Management Changes Announced By Lockheed

Election of G. Graham Whipple to the position of group vice president was announced recently by Lawrence O. Kitchen, president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Corporation.

Mr. Kitchen said Mr. Whipple, formerly president of Lockheed S h i p b u i l d i n g and Construction Company (LSCC) at Seattle, Wash., since 1976, has been assigned the overall responsibility for direction of four of the firm's operating divisions. The divisions include LSCC; Lockheed Air Terminal, based at Burbank, Calif.; Lockheed Electronics Company, headquartered at Plainfield, N.J.; and the newly established Lockheed Engineering and Management Services Company at Houston, Texas.

Mr. Whipple, who joined Lockheed in 1970 to become president of Lockheed Propulsion Company, succeeds William B. Rieke who r e t i r e d f o l l o w i n g 38 years of service with the firm. Mr. Rieke will continue to serve the corporation in a part-time advisory capacity.

In other board action, Lawrence A. Smith, director of scientific applications for the Space Systems Division at Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, was elected a corporate vice president and assigned as president of LSCC to succeed Mr. Whipple.

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