Roger Krone

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Roger A. Krone
Roger Krone in 2014.jpg
Roger Krone in 2014
Born 1956 (age 61–62)
Alma mater Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Texas at Arlington
Occupation Executive in Aerospace and Defense Industry
Known for CEO of Leidos

Roger A. Krone (born c. 1956[1]) is an aerospace engineer who is currently a chief executive officer of Leidos. Prior to joining Leidos, Krone worked for 30 years in the aerospace industry, where he held senior program management and finance positions at Boeing, McDonnell Douglas Corp. and General Dynamics.[2] Krone is also licensed airplane pilot and a marathon runner.[1][3]


Krone got his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology[3][4][5] where he also became interested in flying airplanes.[3] In 1978 he went to University of Texas at Arlington and got Master's degree in aerospace engineering in 1981.[4][5]


Around 1978 Krone also joined General Dynamics, where he worked as engineer, program management, and later in finances.[4] In years 1984 – 1986 he went to Harvard Business School where he earned a degree of Master of business administration.[4][5] In 1992 Krone joined McDonnell Douglas where he worked as director of financial planning and became vice president and treasurer of the company.[4] When McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing in 1997, Krone became a Boeing employee, where he served as vice president and division manager.[5] In 2008 he became the president of Network and Space Systems at Boeing, leading approximately 15,000 employees in 35 states.[4][5] On 14 July 2014 Krone joined Leidos as chief executive officer.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b "Marine Corps Marathon 2012 / Marathon Results". 
  2. ^ a b Jayakumar, Amrita (1 July 2014). "Leidos taps Boeing executive as new CEO". Washington Post. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Jensen, Van (14 February 2013). "Roger Krone Is… A Man In Motion". Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Leidos Announces Roger A. Krone As CEO". 1 July 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Barton, David (27 January 2014). "Roger Krone, Boeing Network and Space Systems President, Elected to Wash100". GovCon Exec. Retrieved 5 September 2014.