|Frank Pace Elected to Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science and Technology|
Frank Pace Elected to Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science and Technology
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Executive elected to Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science and Technology.
Sand Diego, California -- (GA-ASI) February 21, 2002 -- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of unmanned aircraft surveillance systems, announced today that Mr. Frank Pace, Executive Vice President, was elected into the U.S. National Level of the Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science and Technology (HOFEST) for his involvement in the development and promotion of sophisticated unmanned aircraft technology. The announcement was made by Dr. I. S. Tuba, Executive Director of International Technology Institute (ITI) which acts as Secretariat to HOFEST.
Elected for his expertise in the management, software development, and systems engineering of unmanned air vehicle projects, Mr. Pace is also recognized for his timely role in the development and implementation of sophisticated technology to better foster world security. Initiated by the San Diego Engineers Council’s Planning Committee for the 2002 National Engineers Week activities (NEW02), Mr. Pace is to be given the prestigious award at the NEW "Turning Ideas into Reality" Annual Banquet to be held on 22 February at the Double Tree Hotel, Hazard Center, San Diego, Calif. Prior to his induction, Mr. Pace will deliver the keynote address entitled "The Predator Program: From Concept to Operation...and Beyond."
HOFEST is a multi-layered, multi-faceted global, worldwide honor system for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists. The U.S. National Level is the highest possible for U.S. citizens elected by an U.S. electorate and is only third to the two highest levels which are posthumous: the World Supreme includes Leonardo daVinci and the World Superior includes Thomas Edison and others of their stature. Mr. Pace has also been named an Honorary Member of ITI, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. ITI is dedicated to the transfer and exchange of technology across academic, governmental, technical society and industrial lines and international boundaries. ITI advocates the recognition of technology as the most significant human generated resource for society. Together with natural and human resources, ITI promotes the concept that technology should be used to increase the standard of living and quality of life of all mankind for a safe and secure environment.
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