A&D Programs
November 7-8, 2023
Washington, DC

Program Excellence 2022 Winners

2022 Awards Show Excellence In Pace, Ingenuity

The 2022 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards winners, announced Nov. 2 during the Program Excellence Banquet, demonstrated ingenuity as they dealt with accelerated timelines, difficult supply chain situations, and organizations going through significant changes.

The 2022 Winners are:


OEM/Prime Systems Design and Development                    

Precision Strike Missile Program           
Oscar De La Barcena, Program Director           
Lockheed Martin                      

OEM Prime System Production           

Full-Size Determinant Assembly/F-15           
Prat Kumar, Vice President F-15 Programs           

OEM Prime System Sustainment/Upgrades                  

H-53E Performance Based Logistics           
Andrew Gandia, Program Manager           
Lockheed Martin            

Special Projects           

Ari Vogel, Director Deep Space Exploraton         
Lockheed Martin                     

Protected Tactical Satcom           
Niraj Nayak, Director Engineering           
Northrop Grumman                   

Supplier System Design and Development           

Tactical Combat Training System Increment II           
Paulette Petersen, Director Value Stream Management           
Collins Aerospace                      

Supplier System Production           

F-35 BEST Team           
Missy MacDonald, Senior Manager Value Stream           
Collins Aerospace                      

Supplier System Sustainment/Upgrades                 

RDR 7000 Aftermarket Certification          
Konrad Yapp, Program Manager           
Honeywell Aerospace            

Program Excellence Evaluation Team