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Lockheed Martin Recognizes Maritime Systems and Sensors Employees with Corporation’s Highest Honor


WASHINGTON, DC, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently recognized 17 employees from its Maritime Systems & Sensors business unit with the Corporation’s highest honor – the NOVA award. The award recognizes employees who make outstanding contributions towards business objectives and is received annually by less than one-half of one percent of the Corporation’s employees worldwide.

“The talent, intellect, dedication and integrity of our people fuel Lockheed Martin’s excellence,” Robert Stevens, Lockheed Martin’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said during a recent awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. “Their work -- and the daily contributions of all of our employees -- are helping to meet the critical global security challenges of our customers. On behalf of a grateful company, I want to extend our deep appreciation to our NOVA award winners, who inspire us all.”

The year’s NOVA Award recipients include:

Janice Menezes, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and business operations director for Lockheed Martin’s Surface Systems business in Kanata, received the NOVA Award for her leadership and financial acumen, which helped Lockheed Martin Canada win new business, including the lead combat system integrator role in the Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate modernization program. Menezes possesses a bachelor’s degree in mathematics/computer science from the University of Waterloo and the designation of Chartered Accountant.

Joseph Buss, of Moorestown, N.J., received the NOVA Award for leading the integration of cross-maritime systems and sensors for the United States Coast Guard Modernization Program, enhancing the customer’s confidence in the program and demonstrated the company’s ability to deliver results. Buss joined Lockheed Martin in 1999 after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and his master’s degree in engineering management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Jackson “Lee” Flake, of Manlius, N.Y., not only was instrumental in capturing the U.S. Army’s first contract for Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 (EQ-36) counterfire target acquisition radars, but also led his team to on-time delivery of the first systems to the U.S. Army, only 30 months after the program’s inception. Before joining Lockheed Martin’s EQ-36 team in 2005, Flake had a 27-year career in the U.S. Army retiring with the rank of colonel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Citadel Military College and a master’s degree in management from Webster University.

The Littoral Combat Ship Team: Lockheed Martin recently presented a NOVA Award to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Team for their innovative thinking and unwavering commitment, which lead to the aggressive September 18, 2008 delivery of U.S. Navy’s first LCS, USS Freedom. With concept-to-delivery occurring in six years – half the time for traditional Navy shipbuilding programs -- their success provides the Navy with a much-needed new capability and led to a contract to build a second ship, Fort Worth (LCS 3).

Team members receiving this honor are: Shaun McGraw, of Syracuse, N.Y.; Timothy Carroll, of Forest Hill, Md.; Michael Lear, of Middle River, Md.; Joseph Mills, of Kingsville, Md.; Gwen Wetzel, of Bel Air, Md.; John Heffron, of Alexandria, Va.; George Hervey, of Chesapeake, Va.; Rob Hutcheson, of Centreville, Va.; Brad Jackson, of Washington, DC; Joe North, of Falls Chruch, Va.; Doug Straley, of Alexandria, Va.; Justin Schaub, of Baraga, Mich.; John Uittenbogaard, of Apple Valley, Minn.; Mark Adams, of Marinette, Wis.; Bret Harris, of Menominee, Wis.; Scott Hoyle, of Marinette, Wis.; and Daniel Nussberger, of Marinette, Wis.


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