Local Lockheed Martin Employees Earn Corporation's Highest Honor
ORLANDO, FL, 25-OCT-04 --
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] selected several employees from its Missiles and Fire Control business unit in Orlando to receive NOVA Awards, the Corporation’s highest recognition for individual or team achievements. Less than one half of one percent of the Corporation’s worldwide 130,000 employees receive the honor each year.
Orlando resident Robert Gunning, Lockheed Martin’s Arrowhead program director, received a Leadership Award for his commitment, drive and leadership on the U.S. Army’s Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) program. Gunning’s team solidified the program’s future in providing a new era of advanced target acquisition/designation and night vision capabilities for Army aviation.
The Joint Common Missile (JCM) team, led by program director and Orlando resident Steven Barnoske, also received a NOVA Award for developing and implementing a winning strategy based on cutting-edge technology within a low-risk solution. The Lockheed Martin JCM is the next generation air-to-ground missile that will be carried on U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps rotary- and fixed-wing platforms.
In addition, Bill Brown, senior manager – Marketing Communications at Lockheed Martin and a resident of Altamonte Springs, also received a NOVA award honoring him as a member of the Lockheed Martin Internet Web Site Consolidation team, which established a consistent Lockheed Martin web presence. The team transformed a multitude of dissimilar company web sites into a single Lockheed Martin website on the internet.
“These are three exceptional awards for our business unit. They reached out across the Corporation to help solve some very complex technical challenges on their respective programs,” said Stan Arthur, president of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Orlando. “Their hard work and that of their colleagues not only ensures mission success for our customers, but clearly underscores that Lockheed Martin functions for our customers as one company, one team.”
The Lockheed Martin JCM team consisted of Steven Barnoske; Michael Adcock; Jon Albritton; Jennifer Allen; Mark Burns; Richard Craig; Jeffrey Foley; Bradley Gerhardt; Dan Heitz; Samuel Hoffman; Douglas Juul; Samuel Maloof; Michael Moschos; Harold Norris; James Parker; Byron Peterson; David Puchaty; Michael Readling; Frank St. John; Daniel Voss; Stanley Wheeler; Alan White; Richard Wilkinson; James Yagey; and James Leon Wheeler. Post-award customer reviews revealed that Lockheed Martin was the “hands down technical winner” and scored the highest in every evaluation category.
The NOVA Award program recognizes individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to the Corporation’s mission and business objectives. There are four categories of award: exceptional service, leadership, teamwork and technical excellence. Lockheed Martin Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Stevens hosted the ninth annual NOVA Awards on Oct. 22, 2004, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC.