SACRAMENTO – Senator Steve Knight recognized Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works division this week on the Senate Floor, as the company celebrates their 70th Anniversary in California.
Dr. Al Romig, Vice President of Engineering & Advanced Systems in Palmdale; John Larson, Vice President of Operations & Production Programs in Palmdale; and Eric Fox, Government Relations Director of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, TX joined Knight on the Senate Floor to receive recognition for 70 years of exemplary innovation, trailblazing, and entrepreneurial spirit.
“Skunk Works is a great source of pride for my community. I am always so honored to praise their accomplishments and the amazing achievements that come out of this operation,” said Knight (R-Antelope Valley). “It is excellent to see a company of this caliber with such an outstanding track record and has been a stalwart in Palmdale for decades, continuing to uphold the ideals of quality, forward thinking, and creativity,”
Skunk Works is Lockheed Martin’s division of Advanced Development Programs. Skunk Works is responsible for a number of famous aircraft designs, including the U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird, the F-117 Nighthawk, and the F-22 Raptor. They are at the forefront of design and innovation in aeronautics.
“The men and women of Lockheed have given their intellectual talents over the last 70 years. Their brilliant designs and concepts, their physical talents, and their exceptional work ethic have made this company into what it has become – a model of success and perpetual advancement,” added Senator Knight.
Senator Steve Knight, (R-Antelope Valley), represents the 21st Senate District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities throughout the Antelope, Santa Clarita and Victor Valleys.
(Information via press release from the office of Senator Steve Knight.)