BALTIMORE, Md. â Nov. 14, 2014 â The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has selected David G. Mazur, vice president and B-2 program manager for Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Aerospace Systems sector to receive its 2014 Rear Adm. Robert H Gormley Combat Survivability Leadership award.
The award was presented to Mazur on Nov. 13 during NDIA's annual Aircraft Survivability Technical Forum held this year at Johns Hopkins University Advanced Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md.
Northrop Grumman is the U.S. Air Force's prime contractor for the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, a key component of the nation's long range strike arsenal. Mazur, a specialist in low observability technologies, joined the company in 1993 and has led the company's B-2 program since 2006.
Survivability refers to the ability of an aircraft to evade radar detection through the use of low observable or stealth technologies.
"Dave Mazur's in-depth experience with stealth technologies and his disciplined leadership of our B-2 program typify the innovation that drives Northrop Grumman's enduring B-2 partnership with the Air Force," said Pat McMahon, sector vice president and general manager, Military Aircraft Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "Mazur and his team are relentless in their pursuit of technologies that will keep our nation's fleet of long range strike weapon systems available, survivable and affordable for decades to come."
The Rear Adm. Gormley award is presented annually to an individual who has played a significant leadership role in a major aspect of aircraft survivability design, program management, research and development, test and evaluation, modeling and simulation, education or the development of standards.
While much of Mazur's career has been involved with the B-2 program and low observable technologies, he also served as program manager for Northrop Grumman's work on the X-47A unmanned air vehicle, a forerunner to the U.S. Navy's low-observable relevant X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System.
Mazur graduated from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School as a flight test engineer and attended the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, in Dayton, Ohio, where he earned a master's degree in electrical engineering, concentrating in low observables. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. He has also attended executive management courses at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Los Angeles business schools.
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