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LOCKHEED APPOINTS DR. VANCE D. COFFMAN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT; DONALD F. TANG IS NEW PRESIDENT, SPACE SYSTEMS DIVISION

 LOCKHEED APPOINTS DR. VANCE D. COFFMAN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT;
 DONALD F. TANG IS NEW PRESIDENT, SPACE SYSTEMS DIVISION
 CALABASAS, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Corp. (NYSE: LK) board of directors today announced that Dr. Vance D. Coffman, president of Space Systems Division (SSD), Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. (LMSC), has been promoted to the newly created post of corporate executive vice president, effective immediately.
 Succeeding Coffman, 47, at his former post is Donald F. Tang, 58, SSD vice president and assistant general manager.
 As executive vice president, Coffman will join Daniel M. Tellep, chairman and chief executive officer, and Vincent N. Marafino, vice chairman and chief financial and administrative officer, in the corporation's overall direction and management.
 "It is clear that greater leadership depth will be required to fulfill our commitment to active, responsible citizenship and to provide the emphasis on strategic planning essential to Lockheed's continued health and vitality in the new defense environment," said Daniel M. Tellep, Lockheed chairman and chief executive officer. "Vance Coffman adds valuable strength to our management team, and it is a pleasure to welcome him to corporate headquarters."
 Coffman was elected corporate vice president and named president of SSD in October 1988. He joined SSD in 1967, led the successful development of a number of major space programs, and was appointed vice president and assistant general manager of the division in 1987. A native of Kinross, Iowa, Coffman earned his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University and his master's and doctoral degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University.
 Tang earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona, spent two years as an electrical design engineer with Link Aviation and joined LMSC in 1961.
 Tang progressed through a series of technical and management positions and in 1986 was named SSD's vice president-operations. He became vice president-special programs the following year, was promoted to vice president and assistant general manager in November 1988, and was elected a corporate officer in October 1991. As SSD vice president and assistant general manager, Tang has had responsibility for the direction of the division's existing programs as well as for new business acquisition.
 Lockheed, headquartered in Calabasas, is a world leader in defense and space systems technology, designing and producing missiles, electronic systems, satellites and military aircraft, as well as providing a wide range of aeronautical, space, environmental and engineering services.
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