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Cappuccio Selected for UTA Engineering Hall of Achievement

March 6, 2003

Frank J. Cappuccio, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs, has been inducted into The University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering’s Hall of Achievement. The award honored Cappuccio’s record of accomplishments in the aviation industry, especially his leadership of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ successful campaign to develop and build the multi-role F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Cappuccio has 30 years of comprehensive and diverse management and engineering experience associated with the “cradle to grave” acquisition, development and deployment of high tech products such as smart munitions, fixed and rotor wing aircraft, navigational computers, gyroscopic equipment and automatic test equipment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from City College of New York, a master’s in mechanical engineering from Columbia University, and an MBA from Adelphi University. Cappuccio has worked for the giants of the aircraft industry, including Sikorsky, Rockwell International, Hamilton Standard and several of Lockheed Martin’s operations – the Skunk Works, Aeronautical Systems and Aeronautics. Lockheed Martin won the Joint Strike Fighter contract in November 2001 - the largest contract ever awarded, worth an estimated $200 billion.

Membership in the Hall of Achievement is accorded to individuals who, through their performance and example, have made significant contributions to the engineering profession. It is an honor given to a distinguished few in recognition of exceptional achievements. Cappuccio accepted the award during a banquet capping Engineers Week activities on the UTA campus.