General Manager and Vice President, Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS)
Gary Fudge was appointed General Manager at Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary and Mission Systems in 2017. He also serves as the Capture Executive for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program as well as the Director, Canadian Naval Systems within LM Canada RMS which includes the Halifax Class Modernization (HCM) Project and the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) program.
Mr. Fudge, leads an organization of more than 600 employees located across Canada and has a total program portfolio valued well above $1.5B (Cdn). The company’s main focus is the development and integration of sophisticated defence programs in both the Canadian and International markets.
Mr. Fudge’s business LM Canada profile, which spans more than 25 years in the management of large, sophisticated engineering programs, includes: LM Canada RMS Program Director for the Halifax Class Modernization (HCM) project where he was responsible for the management of the upgrade of the Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet of 12 frigates and the associated In-Service Support project. This HCM project included the development of the Combat Management System (CMS 330) and oversight of several multi-disciplinary product teams, international subcontractors and Canadian shipyards on two coasts.
Prior to the HCM project, Mr. Fudge was a member of the Program Management Office and Director of Software Development for the Canadian Patrol Frigate project. From 1994 to 1998, he started up LM Canada’s In-Service Support unit for the Halifax Class as the Program Manager of the ISES project in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also held the Program Manager Director roles for ACR, DSCAN and SpotSar. On the strategic planning of Naval business, he was instrumental in successfully guiding LM Canada’s efforts on the following projects: Quest Upgrade, Operations Room Team Trainer, Maintenance Procedures Trainer and Combat System Engineering Support.
Mr. Fudge, a graduate of the Computer Science program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, is also the proud recipient of several performance awards throughout his career with LM Canada.