Ed Glasgow Receives 2004 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Medal of Honor
Warrendale, PA, March 18, 2004 - Ed Glasgow, Technical Vice President, Advanced Development Programs (ADP "Skunk Works"), Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, was selected to receive the 2004 SAE Medal of Honor. He received the award during the Honors Convocation Luncheon on Tuesday, March 9 at the SAE 2004 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan.
Established in 1986, the Medal of Honor recognizes a living SAE member for unique and significant contributions to the Society. Unlike other SAE awards that honor technical achievements or outstanding accomplishments in the various fields of mobility, this award recognizes an individual's contributions to the overall SAE organization.
Glasgow has been a member of SAE for more than 20 years. He served on the SAE Board of Directors and as chair of the 2500-member SAE Southern California Section. Glasgow has also chaired the Technical Program Committee for SAE's International Pacific Air and Space Conference (in 1987 and 1991), the Engineering Activity Board, the Aerospace Coordinating Committee, the Aerospace Propulsion Activity, the Aerospace Orientation Meeting and two Aerotech Technical Program Committees. In addition, Glasgow sat on many SAE boards/committees including the Aerospace Council, Fellows Committee, Aerospace Strategies and Actions Working Group, Emerging Technologies Advisory Board, Aerotech Strategic Planning and Advisory Committee, Aircraft Propulsion Committee, Turbomachinery Committee, Space Propulsion Committee, Aerospace Congress Program Committee, Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award Committee, Arch T. Colwell Merit Award Board, and Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery Engineering Award Board, among others.
As Technical Vice President of Advanced Development Programs (ADP "Skunk Works") for the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Glasgow is responsible for promoting, selecting, developing and integrating advanced enabling technologies that support all ADP programs and strategic initiatives. These company and government-funded technology efforts cover a broad spectrum of disciplines including systems engineering, signature management and survivability, information operations, aerodynamics, acoustics, flight controls/vehicle management systems integration, propulsion systems, vehicle subsystems, airframe design, structures and materials, mass properties, test and evaluation, mission systems, avionics, and software engineering. Also, he is responsible for technology mining and commercialization, and for the technical and safety integrity of all ADP products.
During his career at Lockheed Martin, Glasgow has been involved with the L-1011, P-3, CP-140, S-3, supersonic transport and YF-22 programs. His experience with the YF-22 earned him industry recognition as a leader in the development of stealthy fighter aircraft, and he has been invited to serve on numerous independent technical review teams, including the F-35. He also has established himself as a creative and innovative leader who develops the individual talents of others and strives for practical solutions to difficult technical challenges. He led the ADP Skunk Works in its efforts to provide career development and continuing education for all employees. He was personally recognized as Skunk Works Inventor of the Year in 1994.
Glasgow is an SAE Fellow, an AIAA Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering, and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California. He is currently a member of the Industry Engineering/Science Advisory Boards for University of Southern California, University of California-Los Angeles, Cal Poly Pomona, and the National Institute of Aerospace. He received the SAE International Leadership Citation in 1994, the SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award and the Engineer of the Year Award from the San Fernando Valley Engineers' Council in 2003, and the Peter Recchia OMNI Memorial Award in 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University, a master's from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.