Finalists Announced for Aviation Week Network’s Program Excellence Awards

Winners will be Recognized on November 2 in Washington, DC 

Aviation Week Network and its Program Excellence Evaluation Team have selected 24 finalists in a total of seven categories for the 2022 Program Excellence Awards. The winners will be named, and all finalists honored during the annual Program Excellence Awards Banquet, scheduled for November 2 as part of Aviation Week’s A&D Programs Conference, at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Program Excellence Awards categories are: OEM System Design and Development, OEM Production, OEM Sustainment, Special Projects, Supplier System Design & Development, Supplier Production, and Supplier Sustainment.

“Each year industry leaders conduct deep dive reviews of programs nominated for the Aviation Week Network Program Excellence Awards,” says Joe Anselmo, senior vice president of content and editor-in-chief for Aviation Week. “These are the best of the best in terms of program execution, and the lessons learned from these programs are shared with the aerospace and defense industry overall to drive improved performance for all. It’s a unique program, and we’re honored to be able to recognize these industry leaders and facilitate sharing the lessons learned.”

The finalists by category are:

OEM System Design and Development

Elbit Systems of America

Command Post Integrated Infrastructure (CPI2)

Program Lead: Jeff Brown

L3Harris Technologies

Advanced Low Cost Munitions Ordnance (ALaMO)

Michael Molohon, Sr. Principal, Program Management

Lockheed Martin

Precision Strike Missile Program (PrSM)

Oscar De La Barcena, Director-PrSM Program Execution

Raytheon Missiles and Defense

Hypersonic Air Breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC)

Kevin T. Bredehoft, Associate Director, HAWC Program Manager

OEM Production

Boeing Defense, Space & Security

F-15 Full Size Determinant Assembly (FSDA)

Prat Kumar, VP and Program Manager, Boeing F-15 Programs


A-29 Super Tucano Quality Improvement

Marcelo F. Consorte, Sr. Program Manager

Lockheed Martin

Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW)

Justin Appel, Program Director

Top Aces Corp.

Top Aces F-16

Ed Woodruff

OEM Sustainment

Boeing Global Services

F-15 Radar Enterprise Performance Based Logistics Program

Tim Flohrschutz, F-15 Sustainment Senior Program Manager


E190-E2/E195-E2 EIS Program

Carlos Augusto Fernandes Filho, Program Director

Lockheed Martin

H-53E Performance Based Logistics Program

Andrew Gandia, Program Manager

Special Projects

Collins Aerospace

Software Programmable Open Mission Systems Compliant Radio Program

Ranji Issac, Sr. Program Manager


ONE Embraer Program

Paulo Roberto Moritz Stolf, Program Director

Lockheed Martin

Lucy Spacecraft

Ari Vogel, Director-Deep Space Exploration

Northrop Grumman

Protected Tactical SATCOM

Niraj Nayak, Program Director

L3Harris Technologies

Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)

Rena Barrow, Program Manager

Supplier System Design and Development

Collins Aerospace

Tactical Combat Training System Increment II

Paulette M. Petersen, Director Value Stream Management, Air Combat Test and Training Solutions

Honeywell Aerospace

Micro-Vapor Cycle Systems Program

Mukesh Kumar, Program Director

Moog Inc.

Gremlins Program

Gregory S. Callahan, Sr. Program Manager

Supplier Production

Collins Elbit Vision Systems

F-35 BEST Team

Missy MacDonald, Value Stream Leader

Tom Barker, Program Manager


Electrical Power Management System—F-35 Program

Chris Newman, Program Lead

Sparton/An Elbit Systems of America Company

Sonobuoy Production Program

Randall Redondo, Program Lead

Supplier Sustainment

Collins Aerospace

B-2 Display Modernization Program

Robert (Rob) Roslawski, Senior Manager Value Stream Leader

Honeywell Aerospace

IntuVue RDR7000 Radar Aftermarket Certification Program

Konrad Yapp, Program Director

Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace, and defense industries, serving 1.7 million professionals around the world. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week Network to help them understand the market, make decisions, predict trends, and connect with people and business opportunities. Customers include the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, airlines, airports, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this worldwide marketplace. Aviation Week Network’s portfolio delivers award-winning journalism, data, intelligence and analytical resources, world-class tradeshows and conferences, and results-driven marketing services and advertising. Our principle is helping our customers succeed.

Aviation Week Network is part of Informa Markets, a division of Informa PLC.


Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit