Lockheed fires incoming CEO Kubasik before he starts

Christopher Kubasik was to take over as CEO of Lockheed Martin in January.

WASHINGTON - Christopher Kubasik, the incoming chief executive of Lockheed Martin, resigned on Friday after an internal ethics investigation revealed he had had an improper relationship with a subordinate, the company said.

Kubasik, who was Lockheed's chief operating officer, had been slated to become CEO in January.

(Reporting By Andrea Shalal-Esa)