SCRA Led Program, PDES, INC., Selects Recipient for Bryan K. Martin Award

SCRA, an applied research and development corporation, today announced the winner of the PDES, Inc. Consortium Bryan K. Martin Award. The award is presented annually to the individual who has demonstrated superior technical contributions to the PDES, Inc. program. PDES, Inc., an international industry/government/academia consortium, supports the Digital Enterprise through the development and implementation of information standards through Model-based Engineering, Model-based Manufacturing, and Model-based Sustainment. Led by SCRA's Applied R&D, PDES, Inc.'s members represent leading manufacturers, national governmental agencies, software vendors and research organizations.

This year's winner of the Bryan K. Martin Technical Excellence Award exhibited leadership and technical expertise in developing a core capability for the consortium. Ed Paff has worked with PDES, Inc. for over 20 years and has been active in STEP (STandard for the Exchange of Product model data) development and deployment. Ed is a key player in the CAx-IF and was recognized for his willingness to test new implementation approaches outside of regular test rounds. "Ed is a highly respected, key member of our team," said PDES, Inc. President and Chairman, Dr. Michael Jahadi, "His pragmatic attitude and good spirit, coupled with his dedication, commitment and technical expertise sets an example for the entire PDES, Inc. team."

"It is an honor to receive the Bryan K. Martin Technical Excellence Award," stated Paff, "It has been a privilege to serve in various PDES, Inc. teams over the past 20 years, and I look forward to continued work and successes with fellow members of the consortium."

The Bryan K. Martin Technical Excellence Award was created in honor of Bryan K. Martin, an exceptional individual who died in 1991 in an airplane crash. Martin was a strong leader within PDES, Inc. and worked tirelessly to achieve the PDES, Inc. goals.

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SCRA is an applied research corporation with over 29 years of experience delivering technology solutions with high returns on investment to federal and corporate clients. To fulfill our mission, SCRA has three sectors: Our Technology Ventures sector helps early-stage companies to commercialize innovations and create jobs, our Applied R&D sector manages over 100 national and international programs worth over $1.5 billion in contract value and our R&D Facilities sector builds and manages research facilities that include wet labs, secure rooms for sensitive work and advanced high-tech manufacturing shops. Economic studies show that since its inception, SCRA's cumulative economic output represents a contribution of over $14 billion to South Carolina's economy.

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