Leidos CEO elected to engineering academy
Roger A. Krone joins National Academy of Engineering
Reston-based Leidos Holdings Inc. announced Friday that Roger A. Krone, its chairman and CEO, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions in the field of engineering.
Krone was elected to the academy for his technical leadership in industry engineering and advances in aerospace and information technology programs. The National Academy of Engineering announced his election on Feb. 9; he will be formally inducted during the academy’s annual meeting on Oct. 3.
“I am honored to represent the thousands of scientists and engineers at Leidos by serving in the academy,” Krone said in a statement. “As an engineer at heart, it’s humbling to be recognized alongside the greatest names in our field. I thank the academy members for their trust and recognition.”
Prior to joining Leidos, Krone was president of network and space systems for The Boeing Co., where he provided direction to approximately 15,000 employees in 35 states and 12 countries. He joined McDonnell Douglas in 1992, serving as director of financial planning, vice president and treasurer following a 14-year career at General Dynamics Corp.
“Roger’s work for our customers and his many accomplishments have left an incredible impact on our industry,” said Bob Shapard, lead director of the Leidos Board of Directors. “He continually inspires the culture of innovation at Leidos and enables teams to develop novel solutions that make the world safer, healthier and more efficient. On behalf of the board of directors, we congratulate him on this outstanding and most deserved recognition.”
A Fortune 500 government contractor, Leidos has 38,000 employees and reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 3, 2020. In May 2020, Leidos announced the completion of its acquisition of Massachusetts- and England-based L3Harris Technologies’ security detection and automation businesses for approximately $1 billion in cash.
This January, Leidos completed its $215 million acquisition of Reston-based information technology services company 1901 Group. In December 2020, the company landed a $1.76 billion contract to continue implementing National Airspace System modernization programs for the Federal Aviation Administration.