Scott Arnold Receives UT Distinguished Mechanical Engineer Award

Scott Arnold, Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Vice President, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, joined the ranks of the University of Texas at Austin Mechanical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni’s Distinguished Mechanical Engineer Award recipients.

Established in 2004, the Academy of Distinguished Alumni represents the highest honor the Department of Mechanical Engineering bestows on its alumni. The award is reserved for UT alumni who have “proven superior professional achievement, community service, and service to the University.” Every year, the university recognizes approximately the top 1 percent of their Mechanical Engineering graduates.

Scott Greene, MFC Executive Vice President, nominated Arnold for the Distinguished Mechanical Engineer Award for Arnold’s excellent leadership and mentorship skills. In his nomination letter to the university, Greene wrote that Arnold “exemplifies the model engineering leader. More than that, he is truly a servant leader for our entire organization, mentoring not only engineers, but also those across the enterprise in all functions. MFC leadership has relied on Scott and his sage engineering and program advice for 36 years.”

“These alumni [award recipients] are role models for all to follow, and their example of distinguished professional practice deserves recognition,” the Academy of Distinguished Alumni published regarding the award.

“I’m honored to receive this award, and I’m grateful to continue my ties with the University of Texas engineering program,” Arnold said. “While my day job is no longer as an engineer, I will always be an engineer at heart, and I enjoy leading incredibly innovative engineering teams at Lockheed Martin.”

Scott’s 36-year career with Lockheed Martin began in 1984 after receiving his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas. Throughout his career, Arnold has held various roles with increasing responsibility in technical leadership and program management.

Previously, he served as vice president of Precision Fires from 2008 to 2013; he was later appointed Vice President of Lower Tier IAMD where he was responsible for short- and medium-range IAMD solutions.

The awards dinner was scheduled in Austin, Texas, in early November but has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19.