LOCKHEED MARTIN HONORS MS2 MOORESTOWN EMPLOYEES
Moorestown, NJ, 11-APR-06 -- Lockheed Martin’s [NYS: LMT] MS2 business recently honored 73 employees from its Moorestown facility on March 25. The 2006 Evening of Stars event recognized MS2’s top performers for 2005, chosen from more than 11,000 employees nationwide.
“The Evening of Stars is about recognizing excellence – recognizing those who have embraced what matters to us and who matters to us,” Lockheed Martin MS2 President Fred Moosally told more than 450 guests. “We’re working for those who are taking real risks, fighting for our values, and protecting others around the world. Our award winners tonight never forgot who they were working for.”
President’s Excellence Award
The 2006 President's Excellence Award was presented to employees whose contributions reflected the highest standard of excellence. This year’s President’s Excellence Award honorees included:
Anthony Desimone, Jr.-Bucks County, PA
Recognized as a subject matter expert by our U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency customers, Dr. DeSimone has served in Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capacities of increasing responsibility for several years. The Aegis BMD 4.0 lead systems engineer since 2004, he was a major contributor to the successful deployment of the Aegis BMD Block 04 capability as the critical element in the United States’ Initial Defensive Operations. A staple at key U.S. Navy leadership briefings, Dr. DeSimone has played a major role in the continuation of funding for the development of the Aegis BMD Signal Processor, the Aegis BMD 4.0 program and the S-Band radar.
Guy Eastman-New Hope, PA
The principal architect of the MS2 strategic plan, Mr. Eastman is a pivotal player in MS2 and in the Strategic Development organization. He set the bar for assessing MS2’s performance relative to its markets and effectively conveyed this information across the business. From MS2 goal setting to congressional strategy development to customer budget analysis, Mr. Eastman had a hand in many of the factors that drove the business’s success this year. Respected by his peers as tireless and devoted, he also takes pride in being a coach and mentor to junior rotational employees. Mr. Eastman is the embodiment of full spectrum leadership.
Patrick Ewing-Bucks County, PA
As the Deepwater C4ISR program manager, Mr. Ewing is responsible for the development, integration, test and delivery for all air, sea and land platforms – within cost and on schedule. This intense juggling act involved absorbing the complex technical details of 17 different C4ISR configurations, bringing the program to “green” status and maintaining that status while working in close concert with the Coast Guard customer to properly align ship and capability schedules. Mr. Ewing’s energy, his program and technical acumen, and his skill at bringing the team together have helped shape this thriving Deepwater C4ISR program.
Jay Haimowitz-Cinnaminson, PA
Mr. Haimowitz brought together a diverse array of talent from across the corporation – including Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Lockheed Martin Technical Operations and MS2’s Undersea Systems and Tactical Systems lines of business -- to pursue the new C-130J facet of the Deepwater program. The only team in the program to achieve and maintain a “blue” IPT status, the Coast Guard customer recognized this team as a model for future programs to follow. Mr. Haimowitz’s exceptional leadership and vision within the Deepwater program has been an inspiration for others to follow.
When all MS2 sourcing professionals joined the MACMAR organization, Mr. Mao was one of the first to embrace the change, thinking in terms of the big picture. Without direction or prompting, he baselined the accounting practices across all sites. He has gone above and beyond the scope of his job duties to ensure the success of MS2 Sourcing’s integration, helping to identify redundancies and implement new efficiencies. His analysis of consolidating multiple procurement systems in use ultimately led to a common MS2 procurement system. Mr. Mao has become a major player in formulating MS2 Sourcing strategy.
As chief engineer, Mr. Wilus is responsible for providing the technical leadership on multiple domestic and international Aegis programs, which account for more than a half billion dollars in annual sales. His hand-in-glove work with the customer has built an unprecedented level of trust and respect, and has resulted in “trusted agent” status with the U.S. Navy and its representatives. Thanks to Mr. Wilus’ efforts, the first all commercial-off-the-shelf Aegis Weapons System – Baseline 7 Phase 1 – was fielded and certified. Moreover, the system engineering process for Aegis open architecture was retooled and average award fee scores were in excess of 95 percent.
Individual and Team Awards were also presented to Moorestown Evening of Stars honorees, recognizing employees who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have proved themselves central to the success of Lockheed Martin MS2. The Moorestown individual honorees are:
Colleen Arthur-Richboro, PA Photo
For exceptional leadership and management on the Volume Surveillance Radar antenna development program for DD(X).
Carl Bauer- Photo
For exceptional technical leadership as the DD(X) deputy technical director and DD(X) Weapon Control IPT lead.
Joseph Bronkema-Barrington, NJ Photo
For technical and programmatic leadership in the successful deliveries of Command and Control software for the Deepwater program.
Mingwhei Chen- Photo
For outstanding analysis support to critical programs, including Volume Search Radar, ARTIST, the Multi-Functional Electronic Warfare proposal and the SPY-1 COTS D(V) effort.
For excellence as a mentor, as well as leadership with a “people first” approach that complements his technical expertise.
Maureen Cunha-Lumberton, NJ Photo
For exemplary leadership of the MS2 Integrated Missile Defense Testbed IR&D project.
Stacie Dahmen-Haddon Heights, NJ Photo
For extraordinary leadership as a software lead for Aegis Baseline 7 Phase I, DD(X) and IR&D for Advanced Naval Systems.
John Fisher- Photo
For strong leadership of our team supporting the Combat System Ship Qualification Trial on the Spanish Navy frigate Blas de Lezo.
Thomas Guerrasio-Glouster Twp, NJ Photo
For innovative and impressive leadership of the Deepwater C4ISR team.
Margaret Gutierrez-Medford, NJ Photo
For exemplary teamwork, synergy and innovation dedicated to Aegis lifetime support.
Christopher Hammell-Columbus, NJ Photo
For significant contributions to the Volume Search Radar program.
Thomas Healey-King George, VA Photo
For outstanding leadership and teamwork supporting the Aegis Engineering Services contract in Dahlgren, VA.
Brad Heim-Marlton, NJ Photo
For leadership excellence as the project lead for the Akron Airdock environmental remediation project.
Jeffrey Heisler-Lumberton, NJ Photo
For superb technical acumen and customer relationships on several programs with the Office of Naval Research.
Donn Jaynes- Photo
For masterful leadership of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Block 06 team.
Melissa Kraus-Cherry Hill, NJ Photo
For her outstanding overall contribution to the Learning and Development organization.
James Lewis-Haddon Township, NJ Photo
For exceptional leadership of the Littoral Combat Ship Flight 0 Integrated Master Schedule team.
Louis McDermott-Mt Airy, MD Photo
For outstanding organization and leadership of the Integrated Logistics System IPT for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Block 04.
Robert McNelly-Cinnaminson, NJ Photo
For outstanding leadership in developing common processes and tools in support of the MS2 Supplier Quality Organization transformation.
For exceptional technical excellence and inventive spirit associated with Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense.
Timothy Moyer-Medford, NJ Photo
For outstanding leadership and technical direction supporting multiple international business efforts.
Alfred Nocito-Delran, NJ Photo
For exemplary leadership with the mechanical design and drafting organizations.
James Peluso-Burlington, NJ Photo
For exceptional leadership in the successful certification of Aegis Baseline 7 Phase I.
Melissa Rhoads-Moorestown, NJ Photo
For outstanding performance as one of the first test and evaluation leads supporting Deepwater C4ISR.
Lenore Rumpf-Arlington, VA Photo
For her sterling performance as the chief finance officer of Integrated Coast Guard Systems.
Craig Savidge- Photo
For impressive performance as the chief architect and deputy technical director for the DD(X) detailed design and integration C2I capture team.
James Schreiber-Cherry Hill, NJ Photo
For stellar leadership and personnel management as deputy technical director for C4ISR design in the Deepwater program.
James Thornton-Winslow Township, NJ Photo
For superb leadership and technical direction to several Surface Systems and Sea Based Missile Defense classified programs.
Joseph Uzdzinski-Cherry Hill, NJ Photo
For outstanding leadership with the Integrated Missile Defense Testbed and Asymmetric Threat IS&S Horizontal Integration initiatives.
Edward Valitutto-Shamong, NJ Photo
For exceptional leadership of Japan Ballistic Missile Defense programs.
Linda Winkelman- Photo
For technical excellence and team leadership in the design, development and test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Signal Processor testbed.
Keng Wu-Cranbury, NJ
For his commitment to assisting electrical engineering graduate students and future engineering leaders through the publication of his research on power supply design.
The Team Awards are presented to the groups that have achieved significant milestones through their collaborative efforts. Forty-one Moorestown employees received the 2006 Team Award:
Moorestown employees recognized as members of the DD(X) Detailed Design and Integration Capture Team included:
Jacob G. Barber
Carl J. Bauer, Mt Laurel, NJ
Chandra J. Brickner, Voorhees, NJ
Stacie L. Dahmen
Lee B. Fleisher, Pennsauken, NJ
Susan P. Gregg
Peter J. Hack, Marlton, NJ
Lisa A. Hall
Valerie B. Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Christopher B. Hammell
Jon G. Morgan
Michael G. Pfeiffer, Mt Laurel, NJ
Craig Savidge, Pennsauken, NJ
Joanna G. Short, Philadelphia, PA
Avery I. Sinclair,
Eric S. Stahl, Voorhees, NJ
Richard J. Whitty, Mulica Hill, NJ
Jason M. Wrigley, Mt Laurel, NJ
The DD(X) Detailed Design and Integration Capture Team was honored for outstanding contributions resulting in a greater work share on the DD(X) program. While MS2 serves as a subcontractor for the DD(X) program, this team of professionals worked tirelessly with the U.S. Navy and the prime contractor to ensure that MS2 earned a greater work share of the Detailed Design and Integration (DDI) portion on this important project. Through the capture team’s efforts, the final negotiated DDI contract will exceed $700 million.
The Moorestown employees recognized as members of the Deepwater Legacy Cutter C4ISR Upgrades Team included:
Robert A. Bauman, Mt Laurel, NJ
Michael C. Bersch, Hainsport, NJ
Charles A. Bonilla, Marlton, NJ
Thomas G. Bower,
Frank M. Capozza,
Michael A. Foster, Doylestown, NJ
Eugene P. Friedman, Marlton, NJ
Jamie P. Giarretta
John D. Griscom, Mt Ephraim, NJ
Andrew M. Groff, Haddon Heights, NJ
Eric C. Kish, Cherry Hill, NJ
Brad R. Kussy, Marlton, NJ
Edward Litwa, Hatboro, NJ
Luong Q. Nhu,
Edward C. Segrest, Woodstown, NJ
Herginder S. Somal, Doylestown, NJ
Gregory B. Strzalka, Glassboro, NJ
Herbert A. Tetreault, Moorestown, NJ
John A. Verrillo, Turnersville, NJ
Daniel Williamson, Clayton, NJ
The Deepwater Legacy Cutter C4ISR Upgrades Team was honored for providing significant capability that is critical to the success of its U.S. Coast Guard customer. In 2005, the team provided the U.S. Coast Guard with flawless performance on new C4ISR capabilities on Coast Guard Legacy 210, 270 and 378 Cutters. On average, the team has delivered three cutters per month to the Coast Guard arming crews with state-of-the-art tools and technology to fulfill their many varied missions. The sustained performance of this team is setting the standard for Production & Deployment program excellence.
Star of Excellence Awards
In addition to recognizing individual or team contributions to the company's ongoing programs, several MS2 employees were selected to receive “Stars of Excellence” Awards. These employees were recognized for significant achievement in the areas of mentorship, diversity, professional authorship, community engagement, invention and leadership.
Michael Chen was named “Mentor of the Year.” This award is presented to those individuals who help cultivate a new generation of leadership, passing along their institutional knowledge and keen business acumen to the benefit of all. Photo
As an acting C4I senior manager, Chen serves with devotion to personnel excellence and success, identifying opportunities for continuous learning, career development, and growth. During reorganization, he selected and assimilated five new functional line managers, hired more than 30 engineers and unselfishly served as mentor to new managers and employees.
Keng Wu, Cranbury, NJ, was named “Author of the Year.” The Author of the Year Award is presented to individuals who, through authorship of significant work, have advanced the technical vitality of Lockheed Martin. Photo
Wu published his third book recently to assist electrical engineers and graduate students interested in power supply design. In addition to his three authored works, he holds four issued patents, with an additional three pending.
Dr. Purusottam Mookerjee, was named “Inventor of the Year.” This award recognizes those employees whose innovations in 2005 had a significant impact on MS2’s business, keeping the company at the leading edge of technology in its products and processes. Photo
Dr. Mookerjee received MS2 Intellectual Property Board approval to initiate six invention disclosures in 2005, four of which were selected for patent application filing. As the principle track processing design engineer for the Weapon Control System on Aegis BMD programs, he is the senior design engineer and consultant of WCS tracking processing and estimation theory technical matters. In addition to his technical expertise, he continues to be an exemplary mentor of junior design engineers.