NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Aviation Week Network today announced the winners of its annual Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards, sponsored this year by Siemens Digital Industries Software. The awards honor global aerospace and defense programs and projects, leaders and their teams for excellence in executing their work to create value, adapt to complexity, and leadership.
Developed in 2004, the Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards share lessons learned and improve program performance across the aerospace and defense industry. To date, more than 400 programs have been evaluated by teams of program management leaders and those selected for program management development from industry.
“This is a unique effort in which companies that normally compete with one another recognize the common risk associated with highly complex and advanced technology-based programs – and they work together to improve the skills and competencies required to execute those programs for the benefit of the overall aerospace and defense enterprise,” said Greg Hamilton, President of Aviation Week Network.
Winners of the 2019 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards are:
Program Management Game Changer Award
Boeing T-X/T-7A Advanced Pilot Training System
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
William T. Torgerson, Program Integration Lead
Parker Solar Probe Upper Stage
Phil Joyce, VP, Program Management
Supplier R&D/System Design and Development
Next Generation Jammer Mid Band Pod
Derick Martin, Sr. Program Manager
F-35 Center Fuselage Production Ramp Up
Raina Smithley, IPT Leader
F-16 HUD Value Engineering Upgrade
Elbit Systems of America
Jimmy Johns, Business Unit Manager
OEM R&D/System Design and Development
InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport)
Stuart Spath, Director, Deep-Space Exploration
OEM Production TIE
Night Vision Cueing Device
Collins Elbit Vision Systems
Martin Cielinski, Program Director, Elbit Systems of America
Matt O’Brien, Program Director, Collins Aerospace
Rolling Airframe Missile
Justin Jenia, Program Director
Air Operations Center Weapon System Sustainment and Modification
Todd Probert, Vice President, C2Space and Intelligence
Awards were presented to finalists and winners at a reception and dinner during the annual Aviation Week DefenseChain Conference. For more information, visit http://defensechain.aviationweek.com.
The DefenseChain Conference and Program Excellence initiative are made possible by our valued sponsors: Siemens Digital Industries Software, L3Harris Technologies, Global Finishing Solutions, Meggitt, and our Program Excellence Evaluation Team members – Boeing, Collins Aerospace, Defense Acquisition University, Elbit Systems of America, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Moog Inc., Northrop Grumman, Parsons and Raytheon.
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