Local Lockheed Martin Employees Receive Prestigious Award

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 6, 2012 – In a ceremony at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] presented its prestigious NOVA Award to three employees from its Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando.

The NOVA Award is the company’s highest honor presented annually to individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to the corporation’s mission and business objectives.

The annual NOVA Awards ceremony was hosted by Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO Bob Stevens on Friday, October 26, to recognize employees for their outstanding achievements. Orlando-based honorees are:

  • Lou Glaros received an individual NOVA Award for Technical Excellence. His technical expertise was instrumental in solving three significant customer challenges critical to their mission, helping ensure company growth.
  • Ed Miesak received an individual NOVA Award for Technical Innovation. His innovative processes led to new business opportunities in government, civil and commercial markets.
  • Fred Swisher received an individual NOVA Award for Full Spectrum Leadership. His leadership directly impacted the development and execution of the Apache Performance Based Logistics (PBL) program, which was recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Defense as a 2011 PBL Program of the Year.

“As Lockheed Martin embarks on its second century, our nation and our allies around the world face new challenges,” said Stevens. “Addressing these challenges, as we always have, we will rely on people with the vision, leadership and courage to tackle these difficult tasks head-on.  These are the qualities that we see in every one of our NOVA recipients.” 

The Lockheed Martin NOVA Awards were created in 1995; the name “NOVA” aptly describes the contribution of the winners as the bright stars of the corporation.

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 2011 were $46.5 billion.