Department of Defense recognizes the first CTMA Leadership Award winner

Angela Padgett, Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East 4.0 Advanced Technology IPT Lead, receives first CTMA Leadership Award

Ann Arbor, MI, May 16, 2018 — Angela Padgett, advanced technology lead with the Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East, at Cherry Point, NC received the first CTMA Leadership Award for her dedication to the Product Lifecycle Management program in support of the NAVAIR community.  Presented during the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) Annual Partners Meeting in Richmond, VA at the Defense Logistics Agency, May 7-9.

Since 2013, Padgett and the FRC East team, have been relentless in their pursuit of data efficiency for the betterment of FRC East, NAVAIR and the U.S. Navy overall. The PLM project will be instrumental in bringing NAVAIR up to date with digital innovations that will help keep pace with data that will support the overall mission of warfighter readiness and safety.

“While the PLM project is a team effort, there is no doubt that without the tireless attention to detail, planning, and organization, this project would not be on the cusp of success. Angela has been an innovative leader and her clear vision and determination will provide FRC East with a definitive path for the future,” says Dana Ellis, CTMA program manager.

The award was presented by Greg Kilchenstein, Director of Enterprise Maintenance Technology for the ODASD Maintenance Policy & Program.

“I am absolutely honored and without words,” says Padgett. “This has been a long, hard project, but I’m the kind of person who never gives up when I believe in something. I’m very appreciative of the award and have enjoyed working with everyone at CTMA and our partners at Siemens.”

CTMA is a partnership program between the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the Department of Defense that provides agile and streamlined processes and collaboration to rapidly innovative how DoD sustains materiel readiness. The award is presented to those who demonstrate excellence in technology leadership.


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