BALTIMORE, Oct. 14, 2008 -- Charles Quintero and Yamaris Soto, both engineers at Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), were honored by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) at the organization's annual Career Conference and Awards Show, Oct. 9-12, in Houston.
Quintero, a senior advisory engineer, will receive the HENAAC Luminary Award and Soto, a senior multidiscipline engineer, will be recognized as the Community Service Award recipient. Both are employees of the company's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector.
"We are very pleased to have two very talented, accomplished Northrop Grumman colleagues being recognized with these prestigious awards," said James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector. "At Northrop Grumman, we believe that diversity fosters a rich and rewarding workplace experience where individuals and teams can thrive both personally and professionally."
Quintero is being recognized for myriad radar systems engineering achievements during his many years in the aerospace and defense industry. Throughout his career, he has received numerous technical awards and patents and has authored articles in several technical journals. He joined Northrop Grumman in 2005 as a systems architect for a new, multifunction ground-based military radar program and has continued to provide his architecture design expertise on several other military radar programs at the company.
Quintero is an active member of the Baltimore chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and serves as the Professional Development Chair for the Baltimore chapter of Adelante, a Northrop Grumman-sponsored employee resource group. He also participates in such local community and educational outreach programs at Northrop Grumman as Discover "E", which helps familiarize middle school students with engineering-related career fields.
Soto's involvement in the community reaches many audiences. She is very active in the community in the Baltimore area and is a founding member and immediate past president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Baltimore chapter. She volunteers both in Northrop Grumman and SHPE Baltimore-sponsored educational outreach initiatives promoting and inspiring area youth to pursue careers in science and engineering.
Soto joined Northrop Grumman in 2003 as part of the company's professional development program. In her current assignment, she supports a variety of military radar systems in the reliability engineering arena. Using her multidisciplinary engineering knowledge, she is responsible for providing assessments and recommendations to ensure Northrop Grumman delivers reliable radar systems.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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