National Aerospace Solutions leadership celebrates 2019 Salute to Excellence annual award winners

Team members with National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Operations and Sustainment contractor, received awards Nov. 5 during the Salute to Excellence Annual Awards Banquet at Arnold Lakeside Center.

Presentations were given for the: Quality Award, Safety Award, Security Award, Innovation Award, Customer Service Excellence Award, Program/Project Manager of the Year, Engineering Design and Facilities Professional of the Year, Science and Technology Professional of the Year, Technical Project Leader of the Year, Craft Innovation Award, Crafts Supervisor/Superintendent of the Year, Craftsman Lead of the Year, Craftsman Journeyman/Technician of the Year, Engineering Analysis of the Year, Test Operations of the Year and Engineer of the Year.

Employees were nominated based upon their superior performance and support in areas of company core values and for technical excellence.

National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test Operations and Sustainment activities at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., the Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 at White Oak, Maryland, and the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at Mountain View, California.

NAS is comprised of Bechtel, Sierra Lobo Inc. and GP Strategies Corporation; and teaming subcontractors include nLogic Inc. and Chugach Federal Solutions Inc.
(Awards were given by National Aerospace Solutions, LLC and do not reflect any stance, opinion, or determination made by the U.S. Air Force.)

The winners are:
Aaron Cleek
Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineer II
NAS Flight Branch
Quality Award

Jim Hereford
Machinist Chief Craftsperson
NAS Technology Innovations Branch
Safety Award

Benjamin Howell
Test Operations Engineer II
NAS Flight Branch
Security Award

Scott Wieland
Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineer III
NAS Technology Innovations Branch
Innovation Award

David Faucett
Test Operations Engineer II
NAS Flight Branch
Customer Service Excellence Award

Richard Crouch
Capital Projects Manager
NAS Base Operations Capital Projects Branch
Program/Project Manager of the Year

Kenneth Campbell
Engineering Designer II
NAS Technology Innovations Branch
Engineering Design and Facilities Professional of the Year

Kenneth Tatum
Model and Simulation Engineer III
NAS Technology Innovations Branch
Science and Technology Professional of the Year

James Klem
Capital Project Manager
NAS National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Branch, California
Technical Project Leader of the Year

James Landon
Machinist Journeyman
NAS Technology Innovations Branch
Craft Innovation Award

Ronnie Matlock
Machinist Journeyman
NAS Technology Innovations Branch
Craft Innovation Award

Joel Sizemore
Machinist Journeyman
NAS Flight Branch
Craft Innovation Award

Gary Cunningham
Craft Superintendent/Craft Supervisor
NAS Technology Innovations Branch
Craft Supervisor/Superintendent of the Year

Timothy Taylor
Boilermaker Lead
NAS Technology Innovations Branch
Craftsman Lead of the Year

Thomas Redmon
Electrician Journeyman
NAS Technology Innovations Branch
Craftsman Journeyman/Technician of the Year

Donald Brandt
Condition Based Maintenance Manager
AHA – CBM Group
Engineering Analysis of the Year

Kevin Thompson
Test Operations Engineer III
NAS Space and Missiles Branch
Test Operations Engineer of the Year

Nicholas Fredrick
Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineer III
NAS Tunnel 9 Branch, Maryland
Engineer of the Year

National Aerospace Solutions (NAS) General Manager Dr. Rich Tighe, right, and Deputy General Manager Mike Belzil, left, pose for a photo with the award winners after the Salute to Excellence Annual Awards Banquet, Nov. 5, 2019, at the Arnold Lakeside Center. Pictured from left, Belzil, Benjamin Howell, Nicholas Fredrick, Timothy Taylor, Richard Crouch, James Klem, Donald Brandt, Thomas Redmon, Jim Hereford, Joel Sizemore, Gary Cunningham, James Landon, Ronnie Matlock, James Thompson and Tighe. Award winners not pictured, Aaron Cleek, Scott Wieland, David Faucett, Kenneth Campbell and Kenneth Tatum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)

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