OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association addressed approximately 800 executives and decision-makers from the aerospace industry as well as government and industry leaders at the Canadian Aerospace Summit here today.
In her remarks, Hewson reaffirmed Lockheed Martin's commitment to Canada's success, and discussed the importance of government and industry working together to ensure Canada remains an innovation leader. She highlighted three actions that government and industry leaders should take to ensure a future filled with innovation:
- Foster an environment of innovative entrepreneurship across the nation;
- Pursue opportunities in emerging markets to promote economic growth; and
- Ensure a pipeline of talent goes into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to advance innovation.
Hewson was in Ottawa from Nov 14-15, during which time she visited with over 200 Canadian employees at the facility in Kanata; she participated in a STEM activity with Lockheed Martin Canada's STEM partner Actua and ten members of its newly established youth leadership council; and she enjoyed a unique tour inside Parliament Hill. She also met United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman as well as over a dozen Canadian industry leaders and innovators, and she completed her visit by delivering a keynote address at the Canadian Aerospace Summit, organized by the Aerospace Industry Association of Canada.
About Lockheed Martin Canada:
Lockheed Martin Canada, headquartered in Ottawa, is the Canadian-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company employing 98,000 people worldwide. Lockheed Martin Canada has been Canada's trusted defence partner for over 75 years specializing in the development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The company employs more than 900 employees at major facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary, and Victoria, working on a wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.
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