Burlington Employee Wins National Engineering Excellence Award
On June 5, 2008, General Dynamics held its Tenth Annual “Engineering Excellence and Innovation Awards Conference and Banquet” to honor employees (solely or as part of a team) who were responsible for significant engineering achievements or advancement of the company’s technical expertise.The Conference was held at General Dynamics’ Corporate Headquarters, and highlighted many of the accomplishments from this years award recipients through a series of presentations made by the recipients themselves. The event was capped with a banquet held at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., where each recipient received their formal recognition and award.Douglas C. Parker, an employee at General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products’ Burlington, Vt. facility, was honored for his work on the gun system for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. Mr. Parker has been the Lead Mechanical Engineer on the JSF program for nearly the entire development period that began in 2002. The JSF program has the potential to be one of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Product’s largest production aircraft gun system programs, and Mr. Parker’s efforts have significantly contributed to the successful execution of the System Design and Development phase of this program.