For release: 03/08/02
Release #: 02-046
Marshall Center duo honored by NASA for minority contracting achievements
NASA has recognized two employees at its Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., for their contributions and innovative approaches to the utilization of minority and women owned businesses.
Photo: Emil Posey (NASA/MSFC)
David Brock, Center industry assistance officer, was awarded NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal (Small Business). Emil Posey, manager of the Engineering Support Department, received the Exceptional Achievement Medal (Procurement).
The Marshall Center was also one of eight NASA field centers recognized for meeting or exceeding all of their negotiated socio-economic business goals for fiscal year 2000.
The awards were presented Feb. 20 by NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe at the space agency’s annual Minority Business Advocates Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Taking the NASA Minority Contractor of the Year award at the event was Gilcrest Electric & Supply Company, Inc. Headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, Gilcrest is a prime contractor to Glenn Research Center, supporting its Facilities and Test Engineering Division.
Muniz Engineering, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, took home the award for Minority Subcontractor of the Year. Muniz provides structural mechanical design and analysis, thermal and environment control systems, and systems engineering services to The Boeing Company, a prime contractor at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
SA Technologies, Inc. received the award for the Women Owned Business of the Year. The company, headquartered in Marietta, Ga., provides situational awareness research, decision-making and automation in aircraft, air traffic control and aviation maintenance services to NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
The Exceptional Achievement Medal (Technical) was also awarded to Dr. Grigory Adamovsky of the Glenn Research Center.
In addition, three special recognition awards were conferred to individuals for specific outstanding accomplishments: Charles Harper, chairman of the board, Sierra Monolithics, Redondo Beach, Calif.; Ramen Singh, president, Dynacs Engineering, Inc., Palm Harbour, Fla.; and Carl Eichenlaub, procurement analyst, Office of Procurement, NASA Headquarters.
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