Eight Local Lockheed Martin Employees Honored With Prestigious Corporate Distinction
MOORESTOWN, NJ, 02/24/2009 --
Eight employees from Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]'s Moorestown 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 to one percent of the corporation's technical employee population and the honor of Lockheed Martin Senior Fellow is reserved for one-tenth of one percent of the technical population.
"The passion for invention and the desire to take on our nation's toughest technical challenges draw engineers to Lockheed Martin," said Orlando Carvalho, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's Moorestown business. "These eight Fellows are the engineers behind technologies that are now defending our nation against ballistic missiles, improving the Coast Guard's ability to thwart drug trafficking and providing the Navy with advanced ship designs."
Daniel Cocks, of Medford, was honored as a Lockheed Martin Senior Fellow for his work as the chief architect of the U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Modernization Program. Cocks has more than 20 years of experience in systems engineering and software development. In addition to his work on a variety of projects in naval surface warfare system development, Cocks has served for three years as the chair of the Tools & Technology Working Group of the Lockheed Martin Systems Engineering sub council. Cocks received both his bachelor's degree and master's degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University.
Anthony J. DeSimone Jr., of Bucks County, Pa., was recognized as a Lockheed Martin Fellow for his accomplishments as lead systems engineer for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program. In this role, he was responsible for leading the combat system engineering development, integration and test for the program. Since joining Lockheed Martin in 1997, DeSimone quickly became recognized as a subject matter expert for Aegis BMD system capabilities and performance analysis. DeSimone also developed midcourse guidance law, which is in use within the Aegis Combat System. DeSimone holds a bachelor's degree in music from Temple University, a bachelor's degree in physics from Drexel University, a master's degree in science and a doctorate of philosophy in physics from Drexel University.
Michele Hanna, of Medford, was chosen as a Lockheed Martin Fellow for her application of innovative concepts and approaches to address customer needs. Hanna was the sole developer of the Logistic Management Information (LMI) system for a Norwegian Frigate program that allowed the company to meet its contractual requirements on time and at cost. Hanna was also part of a multi-discipline development team, where she played an integral role in evolving LMI into Theon™, which has become a standard tool that helps various Lockheed Martin business units with their contractual needs. Hanna received an associate's degree in business and a bachelor's degree in logistics from Ohio State University.
Jimmy Johnson, of Mt. Laurel, was honored as a Lockheed Martin Senior Fellow for his expertise as Technical Director for the Littoral Combat Ship design and construction contract and as a subject matter expert for systems engineering. Johnson has served in this role since its inception in early 2003. Johnson has also served as technical director and deputy technical director on two key customer programs. Johnson volunteers his time supporting the Moorestown Friends School and Saint Joseph's Preparatory School, and volunteers as well with the New Jersey State Science Olympiad as an event coordinator of physical science events for local middle and high schools. Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Rutgers University, a master's degree in systems engineering from The University of Pennsylvania, and a master's in business administration from Monmouth University.
Kenneth Kott, of Marlton, was recognized as a Lockheed Martin Fellow for his leadership and technical skills in developing new concepts to support business proposal development work, and for the creation of innovative solutions to systems and software engineering. In addition to his role as the system and software architecture lead for new architectural concepts on future combat systems, Kott is the lead instructor for the combat system development program to build Lockheed Martin's next generation of technical leaders. Kott received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University where he was a recipient of the John Michelis Memorial Award in electrical engineering for high achievement in biomedical engineering.
Brian Pluymers, of Haddonfield, was selected as a Lockheed Martin Fellow for his unique ability to work across various functional areas and translate inputs that satisfy given requirements and accelerate the development process. Pluymers is a subject matter expert on the design and fabrication of solid state phased array radar antennas, with a focus on packaging, thermal management, and structure design and fabrication. In addition to creating and teaching a Lockheed Martin course on metal fabrication techniques, Pluymers has nine U.S. patents, with three additional invention disclosures pending. Pluymers received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University.
John B. Stetson, Jr., of New Hope, Pa., was recently promoted from Lockheed Martin Fellow to Senior Fellow for his ability to visualize, simplify, and communicate large complicated engineering systems in a straightforward manner, leading to significant contract awards and sustained customer satisfaction. Stetson currently manages and contributes to Lockheed Martin's advanced ballistic missile defense research and development and concept design group, including advanced work in nanomaterial systems. He has more than 20 U.S. patents in the areas of guidance, navigation, mechanism and sensor theory. Stetson holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Swarthmore College, and a master's degree in engineering from Temple University.
Joseph Uzdzinski, of Cherry Hill, was chosen as a Lockheed Martin Fellow for his leadership and expertise as technical director of the Architecture for a Meta-information End-to-End System (ARCHIMEDES) project - an automated battle management testbed. Since 2003, Uzdzinski has been the technical director of three Lockheed Martin corporate technology integration initiatives, including the Automated Dynamic Asset Planner and Tracker, the Multi-Sensor Service Oriented Architecture, and the Integrated Missile Defense Testbed. These projects have a value of approximately $30 million across 12 Lockheed Martin sites and all business areas across the corporation. Uzdzinski received both his bachelor's degree and master's degree in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Engineering in nuclear science and engineering from Cornell University.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 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 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.