Lockheed Martin Honors Five Baltimore Employees

BALTIMORE, MD, 05/26/2009 --

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently honored five employees from its Baltimore facility as top performers in the 13,000 person Maritime Systems and Sensors business, which has locations around the United States. The awards recognize significant achievements during 2008.

"Our Evening of Stars celebration is about recognizing the ‘best-of-the-best' and the value you bring to our corporation every day," Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors President Fred P. Moosally told nearly 300 guests at an event in Washington, DC. "You set the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior, along with making customer satisfaction a top priority in everything you do. I am honored to serve on the same team with you."

During the event, four employees who demonstrated outstanding leadership and proved themselves central to the success of the business were presented with Evening of Stars Individual Awards:

Scott Binegar, of Baltimore County, was honored for his leadership and guidance in integrating missiles for the Army's Non-Line of Sight Launch System program.

James Kittelberger, of Baltimore County, was recognized for his leadership and contributions on the implementation of the Program Performance Management System Earned Value program across the business.

Michael Lear, of Baltimore County, was recognized for his technical leadership and customer focus in Lockheed Martin's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and ship systems programs.

Diana Massing, of Baltimore County, was honored for her strategic communications leadership on the LCS program, resulting in increased awareness, exposure and support for future LCS business efforts.

Gwen Wetzel, of Harford County, also was recognized for her collaborative efforts as a member of the LCS Delivery Team. The team received an Evening of Stars Team Award for successfully delivering the nation's first LCS, USS Freedom, which was commissioned by the U.S. Navy on November 8, 2008. Lockheed Martin recently received another contract from the Navy to build a second LCS, Ft. Worth.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 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 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.