Local Employees Receive Lockheed Martin's Top Honor

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Local Employees Receive Lockheed Martin's Top Honor

July 22, 2010 Updated Oct 23, 2008 at 2:01 PM EDT


Lockheed Martin has selected 49 local employees to receive 2008 NOVA Awards, the corporation’s highest recognition for individual or team achievement. Each year, less than one-half percent of the corporation’s 140,000 employees receive this honor.

“We are proud that employees who work on two outstanding programs have been selected to receive this prestigious award,” said Marillyn Hewson, president of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration – Owego. “Their leadership and ability to energize their teams inspire all of us to reach higher. Their work illustrates the commitment to excellence for which Lockheed Martin is known.”

The employees were honored for their work on the A-10C ground attack aircraft and the VH-71 presidential helicopter.

The A-10C team was recognized for achieving initial operational capability of its precision engagement digital cockpit modification. The team includes:

Roger Il Grande; Philip Balan; Nicholas Baldwin; Rebecca Cain; Jeffrey Chaplin; David Christian; Curtis Collyer; Kenneth Dupnock; Curtis Eshbaugh; Jacqueline Gerding; Ralph Hampp; Brian Janosko; Brian Kromhout; Todd Lamb; Kevin Madigan; John Mitchell; Christopher Mock; Heidi Ng; Debra North; Gerald Pritchard; Rebecca Shuey; Mark Stromberg; Russell Styles; Linda Wakefield; and Robert Ziemba.

The VH-71 presidential helicopter team was recognized for achieving first flight of a test vehicle just 27 months after contract award. The team includes:

Timothy Malia; Nicholas Babey; Chris Bodenhorn; Nadine Bradley; William Dempski; James Ferris; Amy Graham; Joseph Hall; Ralph Hampp, Jr.; Keith Harlow; Timothy Hazen; Joseph Husband; Patrick Nally; Peter Piza; Michael Poe; Richard Porter; James Powers; Robert Price; Michael Quattrociocchi; Michael Scarangella; Jeffrey Streznetcky; Charles Tubbert; Craig Werley; and Lynden Whitmer.

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that 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.

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