Leidos names Boeing executive as its next CEO

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Reston-based Leidos has named a Boeing executive as its next CEO.

Roger A. Krone, president of Network and Space Systems for Boeing, will begin his new role on July 14. He’ll succeed John P. Jumper who announced his retirement as CEO in February but will continue as chairman of the company’s board of directors.

In his current role at aerospace company Boeing, Krone leads about 15,000 employees in 35 states and 12 countries. Krone also previously was vice president and general manager of Boeing's Army Systems division, where he was responsible for military aircraft programs such as the AH-64D Apache Longbow and the CH- 47 Chinook.

When Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas, Krone was vice president and treasurer at that company.  He joined McDonnell Douglas in 1992 as director of financial planning after working for General Dynamics for 14 years, where he held positions in program management, engineering and finance.

Leidos was formed last year when SAIC, a major government and defense contractor, was divided into two parts —  Leidos and a smaller company also called SAIC. The Fortune 500 company is made up of 22,000 employees. It works to address challenges in national security, health and engineering.  Leidos reported revenues of $5.77 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31.

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