Aviation Week Network Releases Finalists for 2017 Program Excellence Awards

Aviation Week Network has announced the finalists for the 2017 Program Excellence Awards, the organization said.

Winners will be announced at the Annual Program Excellence Awards Banquet to be held at 6:30 p.m. on October 23, 2017 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 best practices across the industry.

Working with Aviation Week on the Program Excellence initiative are Boeing, Elbit Systems of America, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Moog Inc., Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Collins.

Finalists this year include:

Supplier R&D/SDD
Honeywell Aerospace: LED Searchlight; T.J. Pope, Director of Product Management

Rockwell Collins: Next Generation Avionics; Frank Ditri, Senior Director, Airborne Solutions Products

UTC Aerospace Systems: Advanced Air Data Sensor Design, Testing and Manufacturing Capabilities for Severe Icing Conditions; Brian Matheis, Technical Fellow, Aero/Thermo Fluids; Greg Seidel, Manager, Technology; Jake Dahn, Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

Supplier Production
Ball Aerospace: James Webb Space Telescope Cryogenic Electronics System; Allison Barto, Program Manager

Supplier Sustainment
CPI Aero: MH-60 Seakhawk Stabilator Overhaul & Repair; Jessica Hill, Program Manager

Lockheed Martin: Apache Performance-Based Logistics; David Belvin, Program Director, Apache Fire Control Programs

OEM R&D/SDD
Boeing: AH-6i / Saudi Arabia; Josie Woody, Program Manager AH-6 Light Attack/Reconnaissance Helicopter Program

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems: Gray Eagle Extended Range; Doug Aiken, Program Manager

Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky: CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter; Michael S. Torok, Vice President, 53K Helicopter Programs

OEM Production
Boeing: Joint Direct Attack Munition Tail Kit; Shane Calkins, JDAM Program Manager

Lockheed Martin: PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhanced Program; Brenda Davidson, Director PAC-3 Production

Orbital ATK: Cygnus; Frank DeMauro, Vice President/General Manager, Advanced Programs; David Hastman, Program Manager, Cygnus

OEM Sustainment
Boeing: T-38 Avionics Upgrade; Kurt Schroeder, Program Manager

Lockheed Martin: Space-Based Infrared System Sustainment; Christopher Ayres, Military Space Operations, Sustain and Logistics (SBIRS)

Northrop Grumman: Forward Area Air Defense/Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar Command and Control; John Stawasz, Program Manager, FAAD/C-RAM C2

Parsons: FAA Technical Support Services Contract; Jeff Sutton, Vice President, Federal Business

Special Projects
Boeing: Cut the Cost of Rework, Repair and Scrap; Randy Illum, Senior Manager, Chinook Delivery Center

Northrop Grumman, Defense Support Program Sustainment; Timothy Woodington, Program Manager

Raytheon Missile Systems: Immersive Design Center; Kendall Loomis, Center Manager

Sponsored by Siemens, the Program Excellence effort also includes the annual Program Management Symposium. The symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. October 23, 2017, also at The Ritz-Carlton, Tyson´s Corner in McLean, Virginia. For information about the agenda and to register, visit http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner.

Following the symposium and banquet, Aviation Week Network will hold the annual AerospaceDefenseChain conference October 24-25, 2017 at the same location. For information on the agenda and speakers, visit http://speednews.com/aerospace-defense-chain.

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