Philadelphia-Area Technical Leaders and Recognized Experts Selected for Lockheed Martin Fellows Honors

Jan 19, 2010, 14:06 ET from Lockheed Martin

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has announced the appointment of 62 world-class engineers, scientists and technologists, including eight employees from the Philadelphia area, as new members of the Lockheed Martin Technical Fellows program. The Lockheed Martin Fellows program recognizes the role of technical excellence and leadership in driving innovation.

The following employees from the Philadelphia region have been selected to the Fellows program: Robert Fegan, Carl Garthwaite, Stephen Giacomucci, Daniel Mcfarlane, Michael Nance, David Ott, Terri Purdy and David Richmond.

"With a mission to connect the best technical talent to our most difficult challenges, the Fellows program offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the Fellows' technical excellence while also inspiring an esprit de corps that promotes technical achievement," said Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Ray O Johnson, in announcing the selections.

"The Fellows have tremendous expertise across a wide range of technical disciplines, from nanotechnology to systems architecture. The engagement and technical insight that the Fellows bring to all areas of our business are critical to our performance and execution," said Dr. Johnson.

Lockheed Martin Fellows apply high-level knowledge and expert technical capabilities and expertise to solve difficult engineering problems while ensuring flawless execution. The Fellows are selected for their significant professional contributions to Lockheed Martin's business and provide knowledge and leadership to strategic business planning. They generate intellectual property that enhances products and technical capabilities, and also serve as mentors, helping to develop the next generation of technical talent.

The Fellows comprise an elite group – less than one percent of the technical workforce. In addition to the 62 new Fellows, Lockheed Martin has reappointed 69 Fellows to the program.

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 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

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