2016 Leadership Award Winners
Jia-Chi Samuel Chieh
SASE ENGINEER/ SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR (GOVERNMENT)
Ph.D.EE, Electronics Engineer, AWAR Systems Center Pacific
Dr. Chieh is being recognized for his work in the area of radio frequency (RF) and microwave technologies for a variety of DoD and civilian applications. His current research activities include millimeter-wave (75-110 GHz) transmitters for next generation satellite communications.
Quynhgiao N. Le
SASE ENGINEER/ SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR (COMPANY)
Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
Quynhgiao Le is a Boeing Technical Fellow and an internationally recognized authority in Material and Process technologies for electromagnetic effects (EME) and advanced electronics. She is part of Boeing Research & Technology where she is guiding integration of strategic EME technologies for current and future airplane designs.
SASE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIST OF THE YEAR
Vice President, Solution Engineering and Service Realization, AT&T Services Inc.
Pari Bajpay, Vice President – Service Assurance Systems, started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories after completing his M.S. in Computer Science from NYU School of Engineering, N.Y. He has led business & technical planning teams and engineering and development for both AT&T’s wireless and wireline networks.
Nyle T. Miyamoto
SASE EXECUTIVE LEADER OF THE YEAR
Chief Engineer, Structures Design Engineering, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company
Nyle Miyamoto is Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Chief Engineer for Structures Design. In this role, Miyamoto leads the Structures Engineering design function. He is responsible for design integrity, technical excellence and workforce management of Commercial Airplanes Structural Design Engineers.
SASE EMERGING LEADER OF THE YEAR
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
Kristen Lee is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Tewksbury, MA. Lee joined Raytheon as an intern in 2006 and returned each summer until graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2011 with BS/MS degrees in mechanical engineering. In 2013, she graduated from Raytheon’s Rotational Engineering Leadership Development Program, in which she had the opportunity to work at Raytheon businesses in Andover, MA, Tucson, AZ, and Dallas, TX. Lee completed the Mechanical Engineering Directorate Front Line Leadership Development Program in 2015.
SASE SERVICE IMPACT AWARD
Electrical Wire Design Manager, BCA – 777X Program, The Boeing Company
Jacky-Vy Chau is an Electrical Wire Design Engineering Manager supervising a group of skilled and experienced engineers performing electrical wire design integration, engineering and technical activities on the 777X Electrical Wire Design Team. Previously, Jacky was an Electrical Standards Engineering Manager managing 23 engineers developing, qualifying and certifying electrical components for BCA sustaining, development programs and in-service aircraft.
John D. Harris II
SASE ADVOCATE AWARD
Vice President, Business Development, Raytheon Company, Chief Executive Officer, Raytheon International, Inc.
John Harris is vice president of Business Development for Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), and chief executive officer of Raytheon International, Inc. Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.
SASE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR (GOVERNMENT)
U.S. Navy’s mission is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas. The Navy offers highly technical careers with advanced training in everything from engineering to aviation, health care to information technology. With exciting work as nuclear propulsion engineers, pilots, robotics technicians, and in many other challenging roles, there’s no better place for people to reach their potential.
The Raytheon Company
SASE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR (COMPANY)
Raytheon’s Vision and Values are the foundation of our company. They serve as the roadmap for our accomplishments and the benchmark by which we measure our performance each year.
One global company creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions.