Warrendale, Pa. — Dec. 5
Victor Everardo Saucedo, senior manager, F-117 Program, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., won the 2011 SAE International Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award.
The award honors an individual at the corporate official level for outstanding contributions to the field of aerospace engineering through his/her leadership skills. It recognizes an individual who has applied their leadership skills in aerospace engineering to make contributions leading to great positive impact on the aerospace community.
In a career that spanned more than 50 years in the aerospace defense industry, Saucedo received many awards for his technical achievements and effective leadership, including the Hispanic Engineer National Lifetime Achievement Award and the first ever Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Award.
He began his career as an engineering draftsman and progressed to a position in senior management with responsibility for leadership of the Lockheed Martin F-117 Air Vehicle Integrated Product Team (IPT), which consisted of five IPTs — airframe, functional sub-systems, electrical sub-systems, low observables and propulsion. He managed 65 employees and a $55 million budget.
Saucedo’s leadership in the F-117 program was central to Lockheed Martins’ ability to meet requirements of the U.S. Air Force Total System Support Partnership (TSSP) contract.
Source: SAE International
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