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Harris’ Mark Graham Wins Company’s Fellows Award; Kent Buchanan Comments

Mark Graham
Mark Graham

Mark Graham, chief technologist for Harris Corp.’s government communication systems business, has won the company’s highest recognition for engineering achievement.

The company will honor him at its annual fellows banquet on March 7 for his work on three Federal Aviation Administration contracts Harris won last year and for leading an implementation team that helped build a new enterprise data exchange network, Harris said Monday.

“We consistently look to Mark when we face a difficult technology question,” said John O’Sullivan, vice president of mission critical networks for the government communications systems segment.

Harris announced Graham’s award in conjunction with its plans to celebrate National Engineers Week Feb. 18 through Feb. 21.

During the week, the company recognize its 6,000 engineers at events at company sites locations and announcing awards for technical and engineering accomplishments during the past year.

The company will also hold seminars, contests and technology demonstrations to celebrate the week.

Dr. Patrick Simpkins, NASA engineering director, and Greg Martin, Royal Caribbean operations director, are listed as guest speakers for the seminars.

“National Engineers Week is a great opportunity to highlight engineering achievements and the contributions of engineers throughout the year,” said R. Kent Buchanan, Harris chief technology officer and VP of technology pursuits in the government communications systems segment.

“We are proud of our talented engineers who enjoy making a difference, both for our customers and in mentoring and volunteering to inspire future engineers,” Buchanan added.

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