Lockheed Martin has been chosen for the 2013 Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award from the Minority Business Development Agency, a component of the Commerce Department.
The award recognizes the company’s programs to help minority-owned enterprises grow their businesses, Lockheed announced Monday.
“Lockheed Martin strives to lead by example when it comes to opening doors to opportunity and entrepreneurship,” said Ray O. Johnson, Lockheed Martin senior vice president and chief technology officer
“Working with a diverse supplier base also supports job growth and brings new perspectives and agility to Lockheed Martin products and services,” he added.
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and David Hindon, MBDA national director, presented the award Monday during a private ceremony at the department’s headquarters.