Lockheed Martin names Kenneth Possenriede chief financial officer

Trade visitors are seen walking over a road crossing covered with Lockheed Martin branding at Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, Britain, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Trade visitors are seen walking over a road crossing covered with Lockheed Martin branding at Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, Britain, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

(Reuters) – U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) on Monday named Kenneth Possenriede chief financial officer, replacing Bruce Tanner.

Tanner plans to retire in mid-2019 and Possenriede is expected take on the new role on Feb. 11, the company said.

Possenriede is currently vice president of finance and program management at the company’s aeronautics unit.

Prior to his current role, Possenriede was vice president and treasurer of the company between 2011 and 2016, heading its worldwide banking activity.

Reporting by Bharath Manjesh in Bengaluru; Editing by James Emmanuel

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