Chinese Institute of Engineers Names Asian American Executive of the Year
John Miyamoto of Lockheed Martin has received the Asian American Executive of the Year Award for 2010, presented by the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA (CIE/USA) in conjunction with National Engineers Week. Miyamoto is a vice president on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program, a U.S. Air Force military communications system led by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, in Sunnyvale, Calif., where he is responsible for proposal activities and enhancement efforts for the system’s future space vehicles.
“John’s leadership and technical expertise illustrates why our people are Lockheed Martin’s greatest asset,” said Geeth Chettiar, Lockheed Martin’s vice president of Diversity Workforce Management. “I applaud John for his outstanding contributions to our customers, our company and the field of engineering. The corporation congratulates him on this important recognition by the Asian American engineering community.”
Miyamoto joined Lockheed Martin in 1985 and has held numerous technical and leadership positions in engineering. He previously served as chief systems engineer and director of system engineering integration and test for military satellite communications programs. During his 25-year career with Lockheed Martin, Miyamoto has led the development of communications hardware for major ground and space applications, successfully delivering more than 32 advanced communications products to a variety of defense, civil and commercial space programs.
He is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, where he earned an electrical engineering degree. Among the recognitions Miyamoto has received in his professional career is Lockheed Martin’s highest honor, the NOVA award.