Lockheed Martin Commemorates 100th Anniversary at New York Stock Exchange

Lockheed Martin executives today rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to mark the Corporation’s 100th anniversary. A century ago in 1912,
Glenn L. Martin and Allan and Malcolm Lockheed founded the companies that became today’s Lockheed Martin. From humble beginnings in a rented church and converted garage, Martin and the Lockheed brothers led companies that would blaze trails in aviation, space, defense, IT and global security.

“We have a history of defining new markets in support of our customers, even in challenging economic and business environments,” said Bob Stevens, Chairman and CEO.  “We defined modern passenger air travel with the Constellation, which later became the first plane designated Air Force One; built the first U.S. spacecraft to land on another planet; installed the first air traffic control computers and today manage 60 percent of the world’s air traffic; invented the first stealth aircraft; and today we are delivering the only 5th generation fighter aircraft.  We have a rich history and a bright future because our focus on innovation never waivers.”

Bells have been used to mark the opening and closing of the trading day at NYSE since the 1870s. Lockheed Martin last rang the opening bell on the date of the merger of the Lockheed and Martin Marietta Corporations on March 15, 1995.

We are commemorating our Centennial with a look back at 100 years of breakthrough performance and game-changing innovations – as well as a look forward to the challenges of tomorrow.  Learn more about the Lockheed Martin story.

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Members of Lockheed Martin’s leadership team ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to mark the Corporation’s 100th anniversary. Pictured left to right, Maryanne Lavan, Bruce Tanner, Linda Gooden, Chris Kubasik, Bob Stevens, Marillyn Hewson, Joanne Maguire, Leo Mackay, and Larry Lawson.
Photo Courtesy NYSE Euronext


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Members of Lockheed Martin’s leadership team ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to mark the Corporation’s 100th anniversary. Pictured left to right, Chris Kubasik, Bob Stevens, Marillyn Hewson, and Joanne Maguire.
Photo Courtesy NYSE Euronext