Monday, January 7, 2013

A Global Trek of Innovation and Teamwork

I’m thankful for an amazing career
by John W.

I worked on teams writing, editing and producing proposals for new business at Martin Marietta Orlando from 1962 through 1994. My first thoughts include endless days, nights and weekends. Then the good times come to mind—Sprint celebration, finding a school of amberjacks aboard the boat to test Seafire, the proposal manager serving spaghetti so the team wouldn't go out to dinner during the TADS/PNVS proposal, a party on a boat trip up the St. Johns River, a dinner aboard a ship on the Zürichsee and skiing in the Alps. And there was confusing corporate staff with contracts for Job Corps recruiting materials and a cost-effectiveness study of Alcohol and Highway Safety. Finally, I remember a proposal for ballistic missile defense, which was an initial teaming of Lockheed and Martin Marietta capabilities. In all, it was a most rewarding career!

Thanks for the memories, Lockheed Martin!