Every year, the Edison Awards honors one or more individuals who, through their careers, their leadership and their achievements, have distinguished themselves by making a significant and lasting contribution to the world of innovation.

The Edison Achievement Award recognizes and celebrates their contribution to human-centered design, the value and differentiation they create, the positive influence they have on existing, new and emerging markets and the impact they have on the world.

The Edison Awards Steering Committee is responsible for selecting the Edison Achievement Award honorees. They review biographies, practices, and impact of nominees and select individuals who are on the cutting edge of innovation to receive the distinguished award.

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2018 Edison Achievement Award Honoree

Marillyn Hewson

Marillyn A. Hewson

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Lockheed Martin Corporation

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Ms. Hewson joined Lockheed Martin more than 30 years ago as an industrial engineer. During her career she has held several operational leadership positions, including President of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration; Executive Vice President of Global Sustainment for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; President and General Manager of Kelly Aviation Center, L.P., an affiliate of Lockheed Martin; and President of Lockheed Martin Logistics Services. In 2016, Fortune magazine identified Ms. Hewson as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” – naming her No. 3. That same year, Forbes released its global ranking of the “World’s 25 Most Powerful Women,” listing her at No. 24.

Past Achievement Award Honorees

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acceptance speeches from Edison Achievement Award honorees.

eaapic Jeff Immelt
General Electric
eaapic John Chambers
Cisco Systems
eaapic Clayton M. Christensen
Harvard Business School
eaapic Robert A. Lutz
General Motors Company
eaapic Elon Musk
Tesla Motors & SpaceX
eaapicYang Yuanqing
eaapic Dr. Paul E. Jacobs
eaapicSteve Jobs
Apple, Inc.
eaapic Chris Anderson
eaapicJohn S. Hendricks
Discovery Communications

eaapicAlan Mulally
Ford Motor Company
eaapicSusan Hockfield
eaapicA.G. Lafley
Procter & Gamble
eaapicDavid M. Kelley
eaapicSusan Desmond-Hellmann
eaapicTed Turner
Time Warner
eaapicReuben Mark
Doug Ivester
Coca-Cola Company
eaapicMartha Stewart
MSL Omnimedia
eaapicNolan Archibald
Black & Decker
eaapicDale Morrison
Campbell Soup Co.
eaapicRobert Palmer
Digital Corporation
eaapicArthur Martinez
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
eaapicH. John Greeniaus
Nabisco, Inc.
eaapicJ. Willard Marriott,Jr.
Marriott International
Rich DeVos
Amway Corporation
eaapicJay Van Andel
Amway Corporation
Bert C. Roberts
MCI Corporation
eaapicRay Smith
Bell Atlantic
William McGowan
MCI Corporation
eaapicFrank Perdue
Perdue Farms
Herb Baum
Campbell Soup Co.