NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Finalists for the 13th Annual Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards were announced today by Penton's Aviation Week Network, the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. 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.
Finalists were selected by the Aviation Week Network Program Excellence Awards Evaluation Team, which includes representatives from Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Elbit Systems of America, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp., and Rockwell Collins.
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 make up the industry's work.
Winners will be announced at the annual Aviation Week Network Program Management Symposium & Awards Banquet on October 26, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ, which precedes the Second Annual AerospaceDefenseChain Conference, jointly produced by the Aviation Week Network and SpeedNews. Finalists and winners will receive awards, and winners will be featured in Aviation Week & Space Technology and at www.AviationWeek.com.
Finalists for the 2016 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards are:
Special Projects Finalists
C-17 Program: Making the transition from production to sustainment while performing for customers, supporting employees
Col. Amanda S. Myers, Program Director, U.S. Air Force
Troy Dawson, VP/Program Manager, The Boeing Co.
Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System Program: Integrating new complex payload designed by Sandia National Laboratories to meet special combat mission needs
Stephen W. Wilson, Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Technology Services
National Cyber Range: Helping developing programs understand, mitigate cyber-attack and prepare people to defend U.S. systems
Patrick Lardieri, Chief Engineer for the National Cyber Range and Lockheed Martin Corp. Fellow
Indianapolis Operations Production System: Roll out of people-based operations culture, systems and processes to perform for customers, increase competitiveness and build on a 100-year legacy
Allan Swan, VP Operations, Rolls-Royce U.S. Defense Sector
Wes Sloan, Head of Operations Capability, Rolls-Royce
Sub-System R&D Finalists
Adaptive Vehicle Management System: A demonstration of an improved Vehicle Management System leveraging information across subsystems to enhance vehicle performance and reduce lifecycle cost
Jamie Dryfoos, AVMS Program Manager, The Boeing Co.
David Stegner, Retired
T408/GE38 Engine Program: Powering the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter into the future
Paul Acquaviva, Program Director, GE Aviation
Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM): An urgent capability response, LRASM delivers standoff anti-ship weapons that operate in aggressive electronic warfare environments
Mike Fleming, Program Director, Lockheed Martin Corp.
James Webb Space Telescope Program: Delivering and supporting NASA's eye into the first stars, galaxies and exoplanets
Scott C. Texter, Telescope Manager-James Webb Space Telescope Program, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Sub-System Production Finalists
Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) Mission: Finding an answer to what happened to Mars' rivers, lakes and oceans
Guy Beutelschies, Director, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Data Repositories Program: Creating a cloud to store, manage, and analyze the vast data used to secure and defend the U.S.
Kristie Harris, Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Division
Sub-System Sustainment Finalists
Ground-Based Midcourse Defense: Protecting the homeland with a combination of space-based and ground-based identification, tracking, and ultimately precise interception of long-range ballistic missiles
Robert A. Green, Program Manager-Operations/Sustainment, The Boeing Co.
Secondary Power Logistics Solutions: Ensuring end-to-end logistics in support of defense-use auxiliary power units and components for C-130 aircraft around the world
Tim Van Luven, Sr. Director, USAF Programs, Honeywell Aerospace
Javelin Life Cycle Contract Support: Total support of a premier shoulder-fired weapon, saving lives and money for the U.S. Army
Richard Benton, JJV Vice President, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
John Halvey, JJV President, Raytheon
System R&D Finalists
Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead Engineering & Manufacturing and Development (GMLRS AW EMD): Providing a highly flexible and affordable missile
Aubert Clanan, Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
MH-47G New Build: Extending the value of a special operations workhorse through the redesign of its airframe
Daniel Maltese, MH-47G Program Manager, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
System Production Finalists
Integrated Fixed Tower System: Supporting border security with a system that detects, tracks, identifies and classifies with a clear picture that prevents false alarms
Joel Friederich, VP Public Safety & Homeland Security Systems, Elbit Systems of America
GPS IIF Satellite: A third-generation satellite designed to modernize the GPS constellation, with improved accuracy, security and anti-jam capabilities
Douglas Skinner, GPS Program Manager, The Boeing Co.
John Mascelli, GPS Program Manager, U.S. Air Force
Mobile User Objective System Program: Providing mobile, secure communications ("comms on the move") globally to U.S. and allied forces based on a four-satellite constellation
Iris Bombelyn, Vice President, Protected Communications, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
System Sustainment Finalists
Army Prepositioned Stocks-Afloa (APS-3): Supporting humanitarian and military operations worldwide with forward-deployed power generation
Kent R. Selby, Sr. Program Manager, Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc.
H-60 Performance Based Logistics Program: A joint venture of Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin Corp., MHSC provides tip-to-tail performance-based logistics support of the Sikorsky H-60 helicopter, covering airframe and avionics
Rod Skotty, President, Maritime Helicopter Support Co.
Project Marshall: Based in the U.K., Project Marshall transformed terminal air traffic management for 65 Ministry of Defense permanent overseas bases worldwide, allowing civil and military aircraft to operate safely in military terminal airspace
Justin Barratt, Managing Director, Aquila Air Traffic Management Services
Northrop Grumman Autonomous Systems/RQ-4 Global Hawk: Sustaining America's primary high-altitude, long-endurance aerial autonomous system, providing upgrades and driving down cost
Michael W. Jaggers, VP and Program Manager, Global Hawk, Northrop Grumman Corp.
Boeing Captains of Industry: Predicting what parts system maintainers will need, before they know themselves, and then making sure the parts are on hand when they are needed
John F. Bade, Director, DLA Support Programs, Boeing
For more information about Aviation Week Network's Program Excellence Initiative, visit http://events.aviationweek.com/current/Public/Content.aspx?ID=1062158.
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