Lockheed Martin Australia has appointed Trevor Thomas to the newly created role as its senior communications manager covering Asia-Pacific.
The US-based technology giant’s CEO, Paul Johnson, said the new appointment came at a pivotal time in the company’s plans to significantly expand both its civil and defence business in Australia.
Thomas has an extensive career in representations to the Federal government on behalf of industry, and international trade policy advocacy.
"Not only has he established over the past decade a respected position as a defence analyst and commentator, but Trevor also brings with him commercial experience as an entrepreneur in his own right, as well as wide experience in dealing with small, medium and large companies across Australia and New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region," Johnson said.
"These skills will be extremely valuable in assisting Lockheed Martin Australia communications as it progressively grows its business and builds valuable partnerships with other local enterprises. I have great confidence in Trevor's ability to craft a comprehensive communications strategy for our enterprise, as well as speak with authority for the company across the Asia-Pacific region."
In Australia, Lockheed Martin, has about 600 employees.
In September, the company landed the desktop and end-user computing services component with the Australian Taxation Office.