LM Aeronautics Employees Honored With Engineering Awards
FORT WORTH, TX, March 4th, 2002 -- Two engineers at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, a business area of Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT], were recently honored with engineering awards by national professional associations. Michael Fortson was named national co-winner of the 2002 Black Engineer of the Year Career Achievement Award at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference, sponsored by Career Communications. Dr. Charles Shih-Tung Liang received the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award from the Chinese Institute of Engineering/USA, in conjunction with National Engineers Week.
Fortson is the director of Joint Strike Fighter Affordability and Continuous Improvement at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. He has a two-track career: a design engineer with executive responsibilities related to development of the next-generation strike aircraft and a warrior pilot, serving as an engineering officer in the Air Force Reserves. Fortson received the award Feb. 16 at the 17th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards in Baltimore, Md.
Liang is a research engineer for Signature Management and Survivability at LM Aeronautics. With more than 38 years' experience in radar system and signature technology, Liang has made significant contributions in the development of low-observables technologies applied under rigorous electromagnetic principles to tactical aircraft. He was honored at the Asian American Engineer Awards banquet on Feb. 23 in Dallas.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company is a leader in design, development, systems integration, production and support of military aircraft. Its customers include the military services of the United States and allied countries throughout the world. Products include the F-16, F-22, F-35, F-117, C-5, C-27J, C-130, P-3 and U-2.
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