Bethesda, Maryland. Lockheed Martin’s recently announced Christopher J. Wronsky as senior vice president and chief human resources officer effective September 1. He will also serve as a corporate officer and report directly to Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Jim Taiclet. Wronsky succeeds Greg A. Karol, who will retire after a transition period.
Wronsky has more than 35 years of with Lockheed Martin and has served in positions of increasing responsibility in the business areas and internationally. He is the current vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems Human Resources organization, where he oversees strategy for 35,000 employees. His accomplishments at RMS include the successful integration of several organizations including the Sikorsky Aircraft acquisition. Before that, he served as the initial vice president of International HR, based in London.
“Chris has a proven track record of strong leadership and effective human resources strategy,” Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Jim Taiclet said. “He understands the imperative of recruiting, developing and retaining the top talent needed to deliver the innovative 21st Century Security solutions that our customers need to stay ahead of ready.”
Wronsky will be responsible for global human resources strategy and for cultivating talent for Lockheed Martin’s diverse team of more than 116,000 people around the world. His portfolio will include benefits, compensation, performance management, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, labor relations, talent and organizational capability, and workforce solutions and intelligence. He will also oversee the Global Security organization.
“Our global team at Lockheed Martin is the engine that powers the innovative solutions we deliver to our customers,” Wronsky said. “I look forward to serving our talented workforce in this new role and continuing to build a culture rooted in values, collaboration and inclusion.”
Karol will retire with nearly four decades of service to Lockheed Martin.
“I appreciate Greg’s leadership in guiding our team through the pandemic, including a move to remote and flexible work for many of our roles. He made a lasting contribution to our employees’ productivity and well-being and helped strengthen our position as the employer of choice in aerospace and defense,” Taiclet said.