Lockheed Martin receives national quality awardPublished 11:00pm Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business unit was chosen by the United States Department of Commerce as a 2012 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence.
The approximately 300 employees at Missiles and Fire Control’s Troy facility support programs such HELLFIRE II, Javelin, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile and Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM).
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award represents one of the highest honors that can be awarded American companies for their achievements in leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement and analysis, workforce and operations focus, and results. Named after the former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, Congress established the award program to promote the importance of quality and performance excellence, and to encourage the sharing of best practices.
“Receiving the Malcolm Baldrige Award is a tremendous honor for Missiles and Fire Control,” said James F. Berry, president of Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business. “It represents the culmination of a 15 year journey focused on performance excellence, which has been ingrained in all we do. It is a testament to our employees’ dedication to excel in every aspect of our business and deliver unmatched value to our customers.”
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control designs, develops and produces advanced combat, missile, rocket and ground vehicle systems for U.S. and allied nations. The company is Lockheed Martin’s lead business for research, development and production of electro-optical and smart munitions systems, and is also a leader in technologies related to millimeter wave radar, image and signal processing, advanced materials, electronic packaging and large-system integration.