Power 100: Marillyn Hewson

Marillyn Hewson
President and CEO, Lockheed Martin

When President Trump complained about the high cost of Lockheed Martin’s overbudget and years-late-in-delivery F-35 jet fighter, Hewson promptly announced a price-cut, thereby deftly avoiding more adverse presidential tweets. It makes good sense for the head of the Pentagon’s No. 1 weapons supplier to avoid irritating an unpredictable commander-in-chief, especially when he has called for a significant increase in U.S. defense spending, which the whole industry regards as a welcome bonanza after years of Pentagon belt-tightening.

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