June 17, 2005

Three Sandia employees named to ‘Top Hispanics in Technology and Business’ list

Frank Sid and Lenny Frank Figueroa, Sid Gutierrez, and Lenny Martinez.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Three Sandia National Laboratories employees have been named to the “Top Hispanics in Technology and Business” list for 2005 by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine.

The three are Francisco Figueroa, Sid Gutierrez, and Lenny Martinez.

Gutierrez is the director of the Systems Assessment and Research Center at Sandia. Prior to joining Sandia in 1994, he served as an Air Force fighter pilot/test pilot and NASA astronaut/shuttle commander. He serves on a number of boards and commissions, including the Board of Regents of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, the New Mexico Space Commission, the National Advisory Board for the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico.

Figueroa has been vice president and chief financial officer for Sandia since 1997. He is responsible for the Integrated Enabling Services Strategic Management Unit as well as finance, business services, facilities and construction, procurement, logistics, pension and savings fund management, and prime contract administration. He also has held the position of vice president and chief financial officer for Lockheed Martin Energy Systems in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Martinez is vice president of Manufacturing Systems, Science & Technology at Sandia. He joined Sandia in 1995 as director of Production Integration, a center created to integrate lab culture, manufacturing culture, and some private sector initiatives in support of the manufacturing operation to produce neutron generators.

Honorees are chosen for this annual list for their outstanding work in technology and their leadership of the institutions that reside there. This list includes many of the nation’s highest-achieving Hispanic executives, managers, and researchers in industry, government, and academia.

The honorees are featured in the June/July issue of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine. All top 50 will be honored at an awards gala and dinner Friday, Sept. 16, in Baltimore, Md.

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Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

Sandia media contact: Michael Padilla, mjpadil@sandia.gov, (505) 284-5325