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Glasgow Receives SAE Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Dec. 6, 2006 -

Ed GlasgowEd Glasgow, retired executive of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, has been selected to receive SAE International’s Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award.  He will be presented the award at the SAE AeroTech Congress and Exhibition in Los Angeles, September 2007.

This award, established in 1993, recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves by making significant contributions during their career in the innovative design and development of advanced aircraft and/or spacecraft, especially those vehicles that perform military missions. It honors the memory of Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson and the enormous impact he had on the aerospace industry as the aeronautical genius who created Lockheed's famed Skunk Works and who played a leading role in the design and development of more than 40 of the world's most advanced aircraft.

Glasgow has been involved in the promotion, development and integration of advanced technologies and in the creative area of engineering design and analysis throughout his 43-year career in the aerospace industry. He is currently serving as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the USAF and Strategy Advisory Board for the National Institute of Aerospace. Prior to his retirement Oct. 1, 2006, he was Technical Vice President for Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works) within the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and served on the Industry Advisory Committees for the engineering schools at the University of Southern California, the University of California-Los Angeles, and Cal Poly Pomona. Previously, he was Vice President of Engineering and Advanced Programs for the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. Glasgow served as Deputy Air Vehicle project manager for the F-22 program and as Chief Engineer of Flight Sciences for the YF-22 program, where he was responsible for the aerodynamic design and performance of the vehicle.  He is recognized as a leader in the design of stealthy fighter aircraft.

Glasgow has been involved in the development of many innovative aerospace concepts including tactical fighters, stratospheric airships, partially-buoyant hybrid cargo vehicles, supersonic business jets, supersonic cruise vehicles, V/STOL aircraft, UAVs, hypersonic missiles, trans-atmospheric vehicles, and reusable space systems. Earlier in his career, he directed numerous research projects and supported various military and commercial programs, including the L-1011, P-3, CP-140, S-3 and supersonic transport.

Author of more than 15 technical publications, Glasgow is an SAE Fellow, an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellow, an Institute for the Advancement of Engineering Fellow, and a registered professional engineer in the state of California. He has received the SAE Medal of Honor; the SAE International Leadership Citation; the SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award; the San Fernando Valley Engineers' Council Engineer of the Year Award; the Peter Recchia OMNI Memorial Award; and the Purdue University Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award. 

Glasgow holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University, a master's from Stanford University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Southern California.