30 January 2020
Canvas is pleased to announce the 2019 awardees for our annual Canvas Masterpiece Award – the highest honor a Canvas employee can receive.
Established in 2012, the Canvas Masterpiece Award recognizes key individuals who go the extra mile to build the Canvas reputation with our clients and industry partners and exemplify our core values. These employee achievements serve as vital examples of our entire Canvas workforce which enables Canvas to be a true Masterpiece of our industry and within the lives our of employees.
SENIOR TEST ENGINEER
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY IN COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Throughout 2019, Jeff provided outstanding contributions to include providing technical expertise that significantly contributed to the success of eight missile defense ground test events. He received Missile Defense Association (MDA) customer recognition and a Test Functional Area Contractor Honor Roll award for his indispensable contributions to Ground Test Integrated-07b, Ground Test Distributed-07b, and Ground Test Integrated-18 Sprint 3. His technical expertise enabled these tests to successfully demonstrate and verify the Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) Spiral 8.2-3 enhanced capabilities as well as provide critical data to substantiate the technical capability declaration for the European Phased Adaptive Approach Phase 3. Additionally, Jeff contributed to developing and implementing new execution checklists and procedures for C2BMC test events.
Jeff’s professionalism, technical expertise, and performance always have a positive impact on him, the MDA C2BMC Program Office, and Canvas. His character and values are a true representation of the Canvas Masterpiece Award.
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER
NASA MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER IN HUNTSVILLE, AL
Gary was selected as a Canvas Masterpiece Awardee for his leadership and commitment to excellence. Gary has provided operations engineering services to the NASA MSFC Space Launch System (SLS) Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) program over the last five years, and he is considered a key to success that holds the team together by the prime contractor, Teledyne Brown Engineering.
Gary provides engineering expertise for design, development of procedures, operational documentation, and verification materials to support the delivery of the Space Launch System (SLS) LVSA. His leadership role was critical in the proposal development and additional scope for delivery of two more LVSAs to support Artemis II (first crewed flight test of the SLS Orion and will orbit the Moon) and Artemis III (a crewed mission to land on the Moon).
Gary is a true servant leader who places his team and the mission first, and we are proud to present this award to Gary for his outstanding representation of our shared core values.