Lockheed Martin Corporation


Lockheed Martin Executives Named '50 Most Important African Americans in Technology'

Lockheed Martin announced today that three of the corporation's executives have been selected as '50 Most Important African Americans in Technology' by Blackmoney.com and U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine.

Lockheed Martin's chief information officer, Joseph Cleveland; senior vice president of strategic development, Arthur Johnson; and Emmett Paige, vice president of Department of Defense operations for Lockheed Martin information technology, have been honored for their efforts to make technology a part of global society.

Throughout the year, their names will be included on a prestigious list of African Americans who make important contributions to advancing technology on a daily basis. The list will be featured in the Jan./Feb. issue of U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology, which is distributed to the top engineering schools and to IT professionals throughout the nation. The celebration of their achievements will make young people and students aware of role models and mentors in the advanced technology fields.

Blackmoney.com created the 50 Most Important African Americans in Technology Awards in 2000. They join U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology, a leader in celebrating diversity, in efforts to promote equal opportunity for minorities and women in the fields of engineering, science and IT. The two organizations will formally recognize the 50 honorees at the 18th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference in February 2004.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2002 sales of $26.6 billion.

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