Current Award Recipient

Charles F. Kettering Award – Employer

Mark Yoss is a Principal at Lockheed Martin Space. Mark represents the Production organization on all new business pursuits, make or buy decisions and research and development for advanced manufacturing technologies. His position requires collaboration across the entire Space enterprise of 18,000 employees nationwide and the corporation of over 100,000 employees worldwide. Throughout his thirty-five year career, Mark has been passionate about continuous improvement. He was first certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in 2001 and is now a Master Black Belt.  Mark is the Lockheed Martin focus school advisor to Metropolitan State University of Denver serving on their Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Industry Advisory board and coordinates the highly successful workforce co-op program. Mark graduated from Illinois State University in 1983 with a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Technology. Mark is a published author and occasional presenter at Aerospace Manufacturing Industry conferences and symposiums. Mark is an active company and community volunteer, donating 100 plus hours a year for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education in grades K-12.  For the past twenty years, he has sponsored “Space Day” at local elementary schools with the intent of inspiring students to continue the stellar work of today’s space explorers.