1968 Martin Marietta Golden Achievement Award

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1968 Martin Marietta Golden Achievement Award

1968 Martin Marietta Golden Achievement Award

May 2, 2017

I worked with engineers. I worked with some of the brightest engineers in the world. But I was on the business management side. We were involved in all the coordination, the scheduling. You know it's interesting on the engineering part, and the engineers get the credit they deserve. They well deserve credit. I mean they design it. You know what happens after that? Other people build it. You know, we had, of course, the facilities people. You had people like Cliff Kelly there at Martin way back. Cliff Kelly was the procurement person. You know he had to order the parts. You know a missile has thousands and thousands of pieces and parts; a lot of them are made there and a lot of them ordered. And he was in charge of ordering all that in.

Listen as Maury L. Carter describes his management experience at Martin Orlando in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Mr. Carter on October 26, 2016.

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We had manufacturing people. Charley Blaney in charge of manufacturing. They built it. And then you had all the inspections. You know, your missile, there's a lot of pieces and parts in there. In the design of the missile you have a head engineer like the people mentioned, but you also have engineers that design for each piece and each part. But my job, by the time I left there I was in program planning or master planning. And we planned the schedule, the monitoring, the status, the liaison. If we had problems with the vendor we would go and find out what's wrong here and that type thing. So, I was on the management side rather than the engineering side....

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