MOORABIN, Australia, October, 2019 – Australian F-35 supplier Marand Precision Engineering has been named a top Victorian exporter, at the Governor of Victoria Export Awards. Marand won the award for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials, in part for its contribution to global defence projects such as Lockheed Martin’s F-35.

The Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) is the most prestigious export award in Victoria, split across thirteen categories. The GOVEAs reward the state’s most effective, pioneering, and advanced exporters by granting significant recognition for outstanding work.

“The 2019 Governor of Victoria Export Awards are a great reminder of the strength and success of Victorian exporters,” said The Honorable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.

“We are so proud of everyone who has put in the work over such a long period of time,” said Marand CEO Rohan Stocker, who collected the award at the National Gallery of Victoria. He went on to add, “our company is passionately Australian, and at the same time we love exporting and connecting internationally to great companies like Lockheed Martin. Teamwork is at the core of what we do, and this award is an emblem of that. We also want to thank the Victorian State Government and the Australian Government for their constant support and belief in us as an Australian business.”

Joe North, Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand, congratulated Marand on the prestigious award.

“As the platform original equipment manufacturer and lead sustainment partner for the F-35 globally, we are proud to work with our Australian suppliers, like Marand, to deliver enhanced sovereign defence capability and security for our nation”.

“Lockheed Martin and Marand have been great partners on the F-35 Program, and we look forward to continuing this relationship into the future.”

About Marand

Marand designs and manufactures complex and innovative equipment and products to the aerospace, defence, automotive, rail, and renewable energy industries. We have proudly been working with Lockheed Martin for nearly twenty years. Our customer base also includes companies such as BAE Systems, Boeing, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Vestas. For more information visit

About Lockheed Martin Australia

Headquartered in Canberra, Lockheed Martin Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company employs more than 1000 people in Australia working on a wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.

Media Contact – Marand

Alex Lyon
Marand, Business Development Manager
Phone: +61 417 384 223

Media Contact – Lockheed Martin

Michelle Scully
Head of Communications
Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand
Phone: +61 4 4803 2387