NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aviation Week Network today announced the winners of its 16th annual Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards, sponsored this year by Siemens PLM Software. The awards honor global aerospace and defense programs and projects, their leaders and their teams for going beyond meeting requirements to exemplify the best in value creation, leadership, adapting to complexity and executing with excellence.
Developed in 2004, the Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards were created in response to repeated concerns about the complexity and difficulty associated with managing and leading the aerospace and defense programs that are the foundation of the industry. During the evaluation process, more than 300 program management representatives from across industry and government score each application, resulting in the widespread sharing of innovative practices and processes.
"We are honored to celebrate the best of the best programs – programs that deliver results, but that also innovate new ways to bring technology to bear on some of society's toughest problems," said Greg Hamilton, president of Aviation Week Network. "This year's nominees hailed from every sector of the industry, and the winners truly set the standard for what leadership and performance are all about."
Winners were announced at the annual Aviation Week Program Management Symposium and Awards Banquet in McLean, Virginia. Finalists and winners received awards and winners are featured in Aviation Week & Space Technology and at www.AviationWeek.com.
Winners of the 2017 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards are:
United Technologies Corp. Aerospace Systems: Advanced Air Data Sensor Design, Testing and Manufacturing Capabilities for Severe Icing Conditions; Brian Matheis, Technical Fellow, Aero/Thermo Fluids; Greg Seidel, Manager, Technology; Jake Dahn, Manager, Manufacturing Engineering
Ball Aerospace: James Webb Space Telescope Cryogenic Electronics System; Allison Barto, Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Corp.: Apache Sensors Performance-Based Logistics; David Belvin, Program Director, Apache Fire Control Programs
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.: Gray Eagle Extended Range; Doug Aiken, Program Manager
Orbital ATK: Cygnus; Frank DeMauro, Vice President/General Manager, Advanced Programs; David Hastman, Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Corp.: Space-Based Infrared System Sustainment; Christopher Ayres, Military Space Operations, Sustain and Logistics
Raytheon Missile Systems: Immersive Design Center; Kendall Loomis, Center Manager
The Program Excellence initiative is supported by Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Elbit Systems of America, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin Corp., Moog Inc., Northrop Grumman Corp., and Rockwell Collins. For more information about Aviation Week Network's Program Excellence Initiative, visit www.aviationweek.com/program-management-corner.
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