McDONNELL DOUGLAS APPOINTS MICHAEL D. MARKS PROGRAM MANAGER FOR MULTIROLE FIGHTER PROGRAM
McDONNELL DOUGLAS APPOINTS MICHAEL D. MARKS
PROGRAM MANAGER FOR MULTIROLE FIGHTER PROGRAM
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael D. Marks has been appointed program manager for the Multirole Fighter program at the McDonnell Aircraft division of McDonnell Douglas Corp. (NYSE: MD)
In this position, Marks will be responsible for coordinating McDonnell Aircraft's proposal to participate in the Multirole Fighter Concept Exploration and Definition phase and will report to Jim Sinnett, vice president and general manager of the New Aircraft Products Division.
Marks joined McDonnell Aircraft in 1989 as director of advanced systems and also served as deputy general manager of the New Aircraft Products Division.
Prior to joining McDonnell Aircraft, Marks was director of special programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition. In this capacity, he was responsible for the B-1, B-2, F-117, and other Air Force special access programs. Marks also served as a colonel in the United States Air Force.
Marks holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from William Jewell College, a master's degree in applied mathematics from the University of Missouri, and a master's degree in accounting from Georgetown University.
The Multirole Fighter program was initiated by the United States Air Force to develop a replacement for the F-16 aircraft. The Multirole Fighter will primarily be a one-pilot, air-to-ground aircraft and will incorporate stealth. The Air Force intends to consider a number of derivative production programs in addition to a new design aircraft. McDonnell Aircraft will submit a new design and derivatives of the F-15E and F/A-18E/F aircraft as candidates for the Multirole Fighter.
/CONTACT: Mary Ann Brett of McDonnell Aircraft Co., 314-234-7111/
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