NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week Network today announced the finalists for the 2018 Program Excellence Awards. Winners will be announced at the Annual Program Excellence Awards Banquet to be held at 6:30 p.m. on October 24, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia.
The awards, initiated in 2004 by industry, government and academic leaders, were conceived as a means to share lessons learned across the industry. "The aerospace and defense industry is highly integrated, and industry leaders believed it was imperative to the success of all global companies and their efforts to solve some of society's toughest problems that they work together," said Greg Hamilton, Aviation Week Network president. "There is no better way to absorb lessons learned than to come together to share, debate and move forward together."
Working with Aviation Week Network on the Program Excellence initiative are Boeing, Elbit Systems of America, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Moog Inc., Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Rockwell Collins.
Finalists this year are:
Supplier R&D/System Design and Development
Raytheon Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, Angela Juranek, Program Manager
Rockwell Collins KC-390 Cargo Handling Aerial Delivery Control System, James Griffin, Senior Program Manager
UTC Aerospace Systems ACES 5 Ejection Seat, John Hampton, Sr. Manager Escape System Engineering
Elbit Systems of America Semi-active Laser Seeker for Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition, John Flippen, Program Manager
Raytheon Precision Guided Munitions International Expansion, Evelyn Rafferty, Sr. Manager
Honeywell Aerospace DU-1310 Touchscreen Program, Vishnu Anapureddy, Sr. Program Manager
Northrop Grumman Global Adaptive Planning-Collaborative Information Environment (GAP-CIE), Joshua Sagucio, Program Manager
Rolls-Royce Dry Ice and Vision Robot System, Mike Hess, Chief of Production, and Deron Smith, Engineering Technical Specialist
Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Rocket System/Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Sea-Based Expeditionary Fires System, Eric Davidson, Systems Engineer
RCEVS (Rockwell Collins Elbit Systems of America Vision Systems) F-35 Helmet Mounted Display Systems, Robert Hess, Program Director for Elbit Systems of America, and Bret Tinkey, Program Director for Rockwell Collins
OEM R&D/Systems Design and Development
Boeing F-15 Advanced Display Core Processor II, Jason Brandstetter, Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Global Positioning System III, Johnathon Caldwell, Program Manager
Northrop Grumman E-2D Aerial Refueling, Bryan Pellatt, Program Manager
Raytheon Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground Station, Anthony Bush, Program Director
Pratt & Whitney AutoAir Transformation Team, Conor Tracy, General Manager
Raytheon Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM®), Samuel Deneke, Program Director
OEM Aftermarket (Modifications and MRO)
Boeing Italian Air Force KC-767A Tanker Performance Based Logistics Program, Robert Abernathy, Program Manager
Elbit Systems of America ASTARS III, Mark Talluto, Program Manager
Lockheed Martin F-16 IRAQ, Paul Jones, Program Director
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Multi-Spectral MS-177 Sensor Integration, Damien Smith, Program Manager
Sponsored by Siemens, the Program Excellence effort also includes the annual DefenseChain Conference. The conference will be held October 23-24, 2018, also at The Ritz-Carlton, Tyson's Corner in McLean, Virginia. For information about the agenda and to register, visit https://defensechain.aviationweek.com/en/home.html
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