The Bryan K. Martin Technical Excellence Award is presented annually to a PDES, Inc. technical resource who has demonstrated superior technical contributions to the program. Bryan K. Martin was an exceptional individual who died in 1991 in an airplane crash. He was a strong leader within PDES, Inc. and worked tirelessly to achieve the PDES, Inc. goals. This award was established in his memory to recognize those individuals who stand out above the rest.
Doug Cheney was selected for this year’s award based on his strong technical contributions to the PDES, Inc. team and as a recognized international expert in the validation of STEP standards. Doug has demonstrated the ability to lead others as well as provide solutions to key technical problems. Doug has also played a major role in LOTAR (LOng Term Archival and Retrieval), initially serving in a leadership role, and continuing to serve in a key technical role for the project. “Doug has taken the lead in advancing the concept of validation into the PMI domain,” said PDES, Inc. President and Chairman, Dr. Michael Jahadi, “His dedication, commitment and technical expertise sets an example for the entire PDES, Inc. team.”
“It is an honor to receive the Bryan K. Martin Technical Excellence Award,” stated Cheney, “It has been a privilege to serve in various PDES, Inc. teams over the past 16 years. The resulting professional relationships and unique technical experience has been invaluable.”
About ATI and PDES, Inc.
ATI, an SCRA affiliate, leads applied research collaborations that develop technologies to improve the mission effectiveness of Federal agencies and the business execution of Corporations. ATI is the host contractor for PDES, Inc., which is an international industry/government/academia consortium committed to accelerating the development and implementation of standards that enable enterprise integration and Product Lifecycle Management interoperability.
Its members represent leading manufacturers, U.S. governmental agencies, software vendors, universities, and research organizations. PDES, Inc. supports the Digital Enterprise through the development and implementation of information standards to support Model-based Engineering, Model-based Manufacturing, and Model-based Sustainment. Testing of implementations and data exchange using standards is an integral part of PDES, Inc.