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Sawyer to replace Romig as Executive Vice President for Mission Support

Katherine Sawyer

Kimberly Sawyer, Sandia's next executive vice president and deputy Laboratories director for Mission Support. Click on the thumbnail for a high-resolution image.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories Director Paul Hommert announced today that Kimberly Sawyer will replace Al Romig as Sandia’s executive vice president and deputy Laboratories director for Mission Support, effective November 29. Currently, Sawyer serves as the vice president of Technical Operations for Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business unit. Romig will be transitioning to an executive position with Lockheed Martin in January 2011.

“I am pleased to announce Kim Sawyer’s selection as the next executive vice president and deputy Laboratories director for Mission Support,” Hommert. “Kim has extensive leadership, technical and operational experience over a 30-year career, and will bring a proven record of success, as well as a deep knowledge of business and technical best practices that will significantly benefit the Laboratories.”

Sawyer has been in her current role with Lockheed Martin since July 2008.  She manages the engineering and technology workforce for a business unit that is focused on global security and civil and commercial markets. In this capacity, she implemented major business process initiatives including restructuring the technical organization into virtual centers of excellence.

Prior to her current role, she was vice president for Advanced Concepts in Lockheed Martin’s corporate engineering and technology organization. wherein that position, she was responsible for collaboration with key business area executives to improve the horizontal integration of advanced technology and innovation practices.

She also served as Lockheed Martin’s vice president of Computing and Network Services, where she was responsible for delivering enterprise and site computing infrastructure, data center operations, network and telecommunications, information security and asset management for the corporation.

Before joining Lockheed Martin, Sawyer held key technical roles with Coca-Cola Enterprises and Xerox Corp., as well as technical staff positions with TRW and DuPont. She earned a B.S. degree in business administration with emphasis on computing curriculum from Robert Morris University, and an M.S. in applied mathematics and computing from the University of Massachusetts.

“I want to express my most sincere thanks and appreciation to Al for his service to the country and Sandia,” said Hommert. “Al has made significant contributions to the Laboratories and I truly value his experience and expertise. He has played a key role in positioning Sandia for success in the future. I wish him the very best in his new role with Lockheed Martin.”

Sandia National Laboratories is a multiprogram laboratory operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

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