Leidos appoints new CEO
Krone is the current president of Network and Space Systems for The Boeing Company, the largest aerospace company in the world. In that role, Krone leads approximately 15,000 employees in 35 states in 12 countries, providing technology solutions to government and commercial customers.
"After a thorough and extensive search, we are delighted to appoint Roger A. Krone as CEO of Leidos," Lawrence Nussdorf, the lead director of Leidos' board of directors, said. "Roger has a solid track record of operational, strategic and financial execution. In addition, he has demonstrated his ability to lead organizations that serve government, intelligence and commercial customers, both in the U.S and abroad. Roger's depth of experience will enable him to drive the Leidos strategy, while enhancing and optimizing the company's operational and financial performance."
In more than 30 years experience in the aerospace industry, Krone held senior program management and finance positions at Boeing, General Dynamics and McDonnell Douglas Corp.
Krone will succeed Gen. John Jumper in the position, who will continue as chairman of the board of directors. Jumper led the company since March 2012 and announced his retirement and planned transition in February.
"I'm honored to have been selected to lead Leidos and am fully prepared to tackle the challenges facing our industry," Krone said. "I look forward to building on the success achieved under John Jumper's leadership. John's steadfast commitment in guiding the company through a transformational year has positioned Leidos to capitalize on its inherent strengths. Joining the 22,000 Leidos employees, together we will build on John's legacy and provide solutions vital to our nation and our world."
Leidos develops solutions to drive better outcomes and defend the nation's physical and digital infrastructure from new world threats.