DEL MAR, CA, July 26, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Fernando Lawrence Fernandez with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Fernandez celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Fernandez is an aeronautical engineer and research and development company executive who retired after 40 successful years in the industry. Today, he remains active as a private consultant and has been working independently since 2005. His distinguished career included roles with such organizations as the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, California, with which he worked as an engineer during the early 1960s, and The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California, with which he served as a division manager.
Over the subsequent two decades, Dr. Fernandez garnered a reputation in his field, holding such prestigious positions as president of AETC Inc. in San Diego in 1994 and a presidential appointment as director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in Arlington, Virginia, in 2001. Additionally, Dr. Fernandez taught as a research professor and director of institute technology initiatives at his alma mater, the Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, New Jersey, between 2001 and 2005.
As an extension of his work, Dr. Fernandez was a member of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel in Washington, D.C., for over a decade between 1983 and 1998 and the chairman of the Defense Science Board's technology panel in 2003. He was also the director of Merrimac Industries, a manufacturing company in West Caldwell, New Jersey, in 2003.
Aligned with several civic organizations related to his field, Dr. Fernandez is a former chairman of the Naval Research Advisory Committee, a civilian advisory committee that operated from 1946 to 2019. He is also a former member of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee, and a former volunteer with both Casa de Amistad and the SCORE Association.
Dr. Fernandez pursued a formal education at the Stevens Institute of Technology where he achieved a Mechanical Engineer Degree in 1960 and a Master of Science in applied mechanics in 1961, as a scholarship recipient. Furthering his expertise, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology in 1969.
As a reflection of his accomplishments, Dr. Fernandez has been decorated with a Meritorious Award from the U.S. Department of Defense and an award from the U.S. Secretary of the Navy. He also received a Renaissance Award and an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology and was named an Honorary Tailhooker of the Year by the Tailhook Association. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Fernandez has been showcased in over 40 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in the West.
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