Lockheed Martin Employees Honored At 27th Annual Black Engineer Of The Year Awards Gala

Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:55am EST

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BETHESDA, Md.,  Feb. 12, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)
engineers and scientists received 53 prestigious honors at the 27th  annual
Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference, held in  Washington, D.C.,
 Feb. 7-9.  

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Lockheed Martin Chief Executive Officer and President  Marillyn Hewson 
delivered welcoming remarks at the Awards Gala event.

"We're particularly proud of our long history of supporting this conference
because we understand the critical importance of introducing young people to
careers in science, technology, engineering, and math," said Hewson. "Through
our partnership with BEYA, we're able to broaden our reach and build a stronger
pipeline of talent to help maintain our nation's technology leadership."

BEYA recognizes STEM professionals and leaders who are committed to increasing
the percentage of people from historically underrepresented communities in the
technology workforce. The conference has evolved into one of the premier STEM
outreach events that showcases talent, as well as provides students with
opportunities to network and engage.  

Shan Cooper, vice president, Aeronautics and general manager of the  Marietta,
Ga.  facility, received a Career Achievement Award honoring her broad social and
economic impact in the field of engineering as well as her commitment to serving
as a mentor for minorities in technology.

Patricia Lewis, Human Resources vice president, Information Systems & Global
Solutions, received an Affirmative Action Award acknowledging her efforts to
promote advancement in education, job promotion, small-business development and
community activities.

Anthony Wingate, manager of subsystems and components for Quality Engineering at
Sandia National Laboratories, received the Diversity Leadership Award
recognizing his commitment to enhancing the opportunities for minorities in
technology careers.

Other employees were honored with awards including the Science Spectrum
Trailblazer award, the 2012 Modern Day Technology Leaders award and other
special recognition awards.  

"One of the best parts of leading Lockheed Martin is the opportunity to work
with men and women like those we honor tonight," said Hewson. "They are such an
inspiration to all of us. Our honorees have extraordinary records of
professional achievement, dedication to their communities and contributions to
STEM education."

Headquartered in  Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally
engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and
sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The
Corporation's net sales for 2012 were  $47.2 billion.

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