Delta Air Lines today
announced the election of Arthur E. Johnson of Lockheed Martin Corp. to
its Board of Directors, effective immediately. “Arthur Johnson brings to Delta’s Board of Directors insight and deep
experience in corporate affairs, which will serve the Board well,” said
Gerald Grinstein, Delta’s chief executive officer.
“I am pleased to be joining Delta’s Board, and I look forward to working
with Jerry and his team,” Johnson commented on his election.
Johnson is the senior vice president of corporate strategic development at
Lockheed Martin Corp., based in Bethesda, Md. Reporting directly to
Lockheed Martin’s chairman and CEO, he is responsible for corporate and
business strategy development, strategic partnerships and joint ventures.
After Sept. 11, 2001, he was assigned as the corporation’s focal point for
its Homeland Security activities.
He has held a number of executive positions at Lockheed Martin since
joining the company in January 1996, including president and chief
operating officer of the information and services sector; president of the
systems integration group; and president of the federal systems group.
Before coming to Lockheed Martin, Johnson served as group vice president
of Loral Federal Systems Group. Prior to that, he spent 25 years with the
IBM Corporation in a number of technical and executive management
positions, including president of the Federal Systems Company. In that
position, he had profit and loss responsibility covering avionics
integration, defense electronic systems, postal information systems, air
traffic management systems, submarine combat systems, federal IT systems
and services and command, control, communications and intelligence.
Johnson graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
1968. As a summer job while at Morehouse, he worked for Delta at the
then-Atlanta International Airport in aircraft refueling operations. He
participated in the University of California at Los Angeles’ modern
engineering program in 1984, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s
foreign policy seminar in 1987 and Harvard Business School’s advanced
management program in 1990.
Johnson serves on the board of directors of AGL Resources, Inc. and IKON
Office Solutions, Inc.