Lockheed Martin Buyer Receives 1999 Buyer Advocate Of The Year Award
Fort Worth, Texas, November 2nd, 1999 -- At this year's annual awards banquet for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas (AICCT), Andrew Sterling, an employee of the Material Management Center for Lockheed Martin's Aeronautical Systems Business Area, was selected for recognition of exceptional efforts in support of AICCT. Sterling is a buyer for the Equipment Support and Services Directorate at Lockheed Martin's site procurement operations in Fort Worth.
Sterling received the award as Buyer Advocate of the Year. The award was presented in acknowledgement and appreciation for his hard work and the innovative ideas he developed in support of Lockheed Martin supplier, Enginetics Corporation of Huber Heights, Ohio. Enginetics is a Native-American owned small business providing galley assemblies and other components to the Lockheed Martin C-130J aircraft program.
The AICCT was formed to encourage economic development of American Indian-owned businesses. AICCT supports a membership of more than 400 throughout Texas, making it the largest such chamber in the United States.
The Material Management Center, headquartered in Fort Worth, is the consolidated procurement function supporting the Aeronautical Systems Business Area operating companies. It is responsible for supply chain management through the various programs at the three company sites, including: Tactical Aircraft Systems in Fort Worth; Aeronautical Systems in Marietta, Ga.; and the Skunk Works in Palmdale, Calif.