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Rockwell Collins announces fellows and senior fellows

Rockwell Collins has announced its inaugural class of fellows and senior fellows, selected for being pioneers in their fields and for their contributions to the aviation and defense industry. The group of 26 have amassed a combined 20 master’s degrees, 15 doctoral degrees, more than 400 patents and an average of 20 years of service to the company.

“It’s really exciting to see this technical recognition program become reality,” said Nan Mattai, senior vice president of engineering and technology at Rockwell Collins. “Being recognized as a fellow means that you have achieved a level of mastery in your field of expertise.”

The 2014 fellows from the Commercial Systems division are Nicholas Bloom, Matthew Carrico, William Greenleaf, Roy Robertson and John Roltgen III. Bob Wood was named as a senior fellow. The 2014 fellows from Government Systems are Dee Gardiner, Jim Melzer, Rodney Mickelson, Cap Popeck, Timothy Snodgrass, Jim Stevens, John Thommana and Harold Tiedeman Jr. The 2014 fellows from Engineering and Technology are Barry Alexia, Darren Cofer, Jim Doty, Tim Etherington, Patrick Hwang, David W Jensen, John Kraemer, Gary McGraw, James Sampica, Raymond Zanoni and Scott Zogg. Mark Jorgenson from International and Service Solutions also was named to the inaugural fellows class.

To be named a fellow, an employee must be recognized as a subject matter expert in a specified area and have made notable contributions to technical advancements at Rockwell Collins. Senior fellows also must have a proven record of driving business development to establish a new business area based on their innovation.



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