Two Lockheed Martin Eagan Employees Receive Corporation’s Top Technical Honor
EAGAN, MN, 05/27/2008 -- Two employees from Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]'s Eagan facility have been named Lockheed Martin Fellows, a distinction that recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to sustaining the Corporation's leadership in advanced technologies. Fellow recognition is granted to less than 1 percent of Lockheed Martin's more than 60,000 scientists and engineers.
Dr. Steven Murphy, of Apple Valley, was selected as a Lockheed Martin Fellow for his distinguished track record in digital and analog design. Within the tactical avionics community, Dr. Murphy is a recognized innovator for cost-effective design, development and testing of next generation mission computers for fighter aircraft. Since 2003, he has been the chief architect for tactical avionics at Lockheed Martin's facility in Eagan and is currently working on the F-35 joint strike fighter project. Murphy received his Ph.D. and undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and holds a Masters degree in the same discipline from Johns Hopkins University. He holds 11 U.S. patents for Lockheed Martin.
Lynn M. Meredith, of Eagan, was selected as a Lockheed Martin Fellow for his subject matter expertise in modern software architectures and methodologies. Meredith is widely known as an innovator within the logistics community and as an expert consultant for technical challenges across Lockheed Martin. For example, he is the technical lead for Lockheed Martin's customer solutions business, where he provided a service-oriented architecture, with semantic web features, that integrates existing, operational systems with maintenance and support systems. Meredith earned his Bachelor's degree in Quantitative Methods and Computer Science from St. Thomas University, and has one U.S. Lockheed Martin patent and several international patents.
I am honored and proud to have Steven and Lynn as members of our local Lockheed Martin team and I could not be more pleased with their selection as Lockheed Martin Fellows, said Rick Udicious, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's Tactical Systems business in Eagan. Our customers rely on our passion for invention, and these gentlemen live that passion.
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.