Dr. George Herzl Award Winners

Dr. George Gjora Herzl

Born in 1926. His college degrees were: BSEE, 1949 from University of Zagreb, Yugoslavia; MSME, 1952, from Israel Institute of Technology; MS Applied Physics, 1958, from Arizona State University; and PhD in Applied Mechanics, 1962 from Technical University of Darmstadt. His work experience included Chemed Works, Haifa, Israel, where he did the development of military and laboratory mechanisms and equipment (12/50 to 6/54), RCA, where he worked on the development of a card to magnetic tape transcribing mechanism (6/54 to 12/56), General Electric working on the advanced development of magnetic tape station (12/56 to 2/59), Ampex (3/59 to 4/59), IBM in San Jose, Germany and Switzerland doing experimental and analytical analysis of a self-excited oscillator and positioning device (4/59 to 9/60), Philco (1/63 to 8/65) where he worked on various spacecraft mechanisms, and then Lockheed Martin Space Systems from 10/65 on. At the time of hiring onto Lockheed, George had written 30 technical papers, had one patent, and his professional engineer’s license. He had training as a watchmaker, and belonged to the American Watchmaker Society.

Each year a plaque is awarded to the author of the “Best Paper.” The award is based on both paper content and presentation. This award was established in honor of Dr. George Herzl of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., a co-founder of the Aerospace Mechanisms Symposia. At the 43rd symposium, the Herzl award was presented by Dr. Herzl’s daughter Nadine. This table lists the previous winners of past symposiums.

AMS
Number
Winner Organization
9
Jack A. Kinzler
Johnson Space Center
10
Gordon A. Smith
(Thomas G. Berry & Lamont DiBiasi)
Fairchild Space & Electronics Co.
11
Bryon H. Welch
(B. J. Richter)
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.
12
Michael J. Ospring & Ronald E. Mancini
Ames Research Center
13
R.F. Turner
(J. G. Firth)
SRC Appleton Laboratory,
Astrophysics Research Division
14
James B. Cole
Boeing Commercial Airplane Co.
15
Robert D. Renken
(Richard P. Maxwell)
Ball Aerospace Systems Division
16
Robert G. Daniell
(Savi S. Sachdev)
Spar Aerospace Ltd.
17
Donald R. Sevilla
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
18
Robert G. Daniell
(Howard M. Jones)
Spar Aerospace Ltd.
19
Daniel. P. Kuban
(Gerald S. Perkins)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
20
E.W. Roberts
European Space Tribology Lab
21
Martin D. Hasha
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.
22
Kenneth R. Lorell
(J-N. Aubrun, D. F. Zacharie & D. J. Frank)
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.
23
Richard A Fink
(R. C. Ellis & R. W. Rich)
Kenneth R. Lorell
(J-N. Aubrun, D. F. Zacharie & E. O. Perez)
Honeywell Space & Aviation Syst.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.
24
M. Bruce Milam
Goddard Space Flight Center
25
Miroslaw A. Ostaszewski
(Larry J. Guy)
Ball Corporation
26
Eric Blanc
Aerospatiale
27
Gerald W. Lilienthal
(Argelio M. Olivera & Lori R. Shiraishi)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
28
Michael R. Johnson
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
29
Ellen I. Williams
(Richard T. Summers & Miroslaw A. Ostaszewski)
Ball Corporation
30
Dave Laidig
(Martin Leckie)
Motorola (COM DEV)
31
Les Krumel
Sandia National Laboratories
32
Robert Renken
Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation
33
Bill Purdy
Naval Research Laboratory
34
Manfred Schmid
Astrium GmbH
35
Thomas B. Pace
(Steven M. Honodel)
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
36

Michael R. Johnson

Bert Haugen
(Malcolm Ferry & Kevin Klein)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

37
Ted Iskenderian
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
38
Steve Koss
(Scott Woolaway)
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
(Ball Aerospace Corp.)
39
Peter Frantz
(Peter Ward & Alan Leveille)
The Aerospace Corporation
40
Elliot Harik
(Justin McFatter, Carlos Enriquez & David McCann)
(Daniel Sweeny & Deneen Taylor)
The Boeing Company

(NASA Johnson Space Center)
41
Jason Budinoff
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
42
Henry Martinez
(Chris Cloutier, Heber Lemmon, Daniel Rakes, Joe Oldham & Keith Schlagel)
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
43
Christopher DellaCorte
(S. Adam Howard)(Lewis Moore III)
NASA Glenn Research Center
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center)