Lockheed Martin Employee Awarded Top Military Logistics Honor
DALLAS, TX, 04-APR-07 --
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) selected Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] employee John Bezner for the Edward M. Greer Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has contributed meritorious service in integrated logistics support and its implementation in maintenance and product support for the Department of Defense.
Bezner, director of After Market Enterprises at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Dallas, received the commendation for his outstanding contributions to the military logistics community.
“Lockheed Martin recognizes that Soldiers around the world rely on our products daily to perform their jobs and to preserve our freedom,” said Bezner. “This company has a culture of commitment to that mission, and this award reflects not only on my personal belief in this, but also the belief and practice of all my coworkers.”
Bezner’s defense career, spanning more than 35 years, produced more than 40 awards and commendations of various types recognizing his contributions to the defense industry. Under his leadership, Lockheed Martin has maintained a commitment to the Warfighter to ensure products meet or exceed required readiness rates while reducing support costs. His guidance has produced impeccable readiness rates for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) – so much so that his team, in cooperation with the U.S. Army’s Precision Fires Rocket & Missile Systems Project Office, earned the Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) award in 2006 in recognition of exceptional operational capability.
The 2005 Edward M. Greer award also went to a Lockheed Martin employee, Joseph (Joe) Grosson, who is the managing director of Lockheed Martin’s Enterprise Logistics Technology Office, and concurrently serves on the staff of the Chief Technology Officer as the corporate director of logistics.
The NDIA is a partnership between industry and government that is driving the future of defense and national security. The association facilitates growth, innovation, and technological advances for all facets of the defense industrial and related support base. Association membership includes more than 1,300 corporations and 39,000 individuals.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.