Lockheed Martin Celebrates Two Asian American Engineers of the Year

Lockheed Martin is proud to have two employees recognized as Asian American Engineers of the Year by the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA at their annual award event on Feb. 25, 2006. Emmanuel Zulueta, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Shared Services and Dr. Eliot Fang, Manager, Computational Materials Science and Engineering Department, Sandia National Laboratories, were two of 16 honorees this year. Lockheed Martin manages Sandia National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

As Senior Vice President of Corporate Shared Services for Lockheed Martin, Zulueta is responsible for the strategic and tactical leadership of a diverse organization of more than 1,000 employees providing a wide range of services including payroll and payroll accounting, administration of group insurance benefits, employee savings and pension plans, acquisition and negotiation of corporate-wide procurement agreements, and stewardship of the corporation's environment, safety and health performance. He has rapidly progressed through the ranks of the corporation beginning his career in engineering and transitioning to management by consistently delivering increased efficiencies in production operations, reducing cycle times and eliminating cost. His efforts have been cited in well known publications and have also been recognized by the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research as among the best procurement processes in government and industry.

Fang is currently leading cutting-edge research into materials properties and performance prediction at Sandia National Laboratory. His achievements and those of his team have advanced understandings of materials behaviors across various length scales, from the arrangement of atoms at the atomic scale to engineering performance at the continuum scale. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering at the National Central University in Taiwan, he was an officer and instructor in the Chinese Army Ordnance School during his two-year government-required military service. He immigrated to the U.S. in his early twenties and enrolled at the University of California in Santa Barbara where his interest in materials science grew. Fang, now a naturalized U.S. citizen, ultimately earned his PhD specializing in materials science, engineering, solid mechanics and structure, and thermal sciences.

The Asian American Engineer of the Year Award is an annual national event to honor the Asian American corporate leaders, scientists and engineers with outstanding achievement in their fields and with contribution to the communities.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 135,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2005 sales of $37.2 billion.

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