LOCKHEED MARTIN EMPLOYEE RECEIVES INDUSTRY TOP TECHNICAL HONOR
SYRACUSE, NY, 31-JAN-06 -- Lockheed Martin employee Jim Day, of New Hartford, NY, has been named a Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Day, who is the technical director of Lockheed Martin’s airborne radar programs, was named an IEEE Fellow “for leadership in space time adaptive processing for Navy airborne early warning radars.”
At Lockheed Martin, Day has led airborne early warning radar design and development programs for 22 years. In 2003, Day’s leadership was key to the Corporation receiving a $413.5 million contract for the design and development phase of the next generation radar for the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft. In 2004, Day was named a Lockheed Martin Fellow, a distinction that recognizes the top one percent of Corporation’s technical talent and individuals who are critical to sustaining Lockheed Martin’s leadership in advanced technologies. That same year, Day also received a NOVA Award for Technical Excellence, Lockheed Martin’s highest recognition for individual and team achievements.
Day has served as the chair of the Radar System Panel of the IEEE’s Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society since January 2003.
“The IEEE has confirmed what we knew all along at Lockheed Martin – that Jim Day is an extremely valuable contributor to the aerospace industry,” said Fred Moosally, president, Lockheed Martin MS2. “His advice is sought after by both industry colleagues and our own radar customers.”
A leading authority on aerospace systems, computers, telecommunications and other technology areas, the IEEE bestows the prestigious honor of Fellow upon a very limited number of Senior Members who have made outstanding contributions to the electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession. This year, 271 new Fellows were elected – less than one-tenth of one percent of the total IEEE voting membership. Day is one of three Lockheed Martin employees who were chosen for this honor.