Tamarack, Guida nominated for AWN awards
Nick Guida has been nominated for the Program of Excellence Awards as has Tamarack Aerospace, the Sandpoint-based company he founded.
SANDPOINT — Aviation Week Network has announced Tamarack Aerospace and founder Nick Guida have been nominated for the Program of Excellence Awards.
The award winner will show not only how their business program is executed but also how leadership is employed and the quality of the leadership, Aviation Week Network officials said in a press release. It is, they added, more about leadership than merely the technology being applied.
Finalists will be named in late August, and Aviation Week Network and nominees will gather Nov. 2-3 in Washington, D.C., for the A&D Programs Conference, Program Excellence Banquet and Program Management Roundtable.
“Tamarack’s Aircraft Modification, has been nominated for the 2022 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards. This is one of the few industry initiatives that honors program/project leaders, and we are thrilled to share news of your nomination in the OEM Prime System Sustainment/Upgrade category,” said Carole Rickard Hedden of Aviation Week Network.
Guida has led Tamarack Aerospace Group for the last dozen years after inventing the active winglet and Smartwing technology that provides aviation industry leading load alleviation and sustainability resulting in flying up to 33 percent farther on fuel, ride smoothing, shorter take-off and landing distances, and noise pollution reduction along with other advantages.
As of February 2022, Tamarack has modified more than 150 CitationJets and two King Air models in the experimental category. The company is in talks with the U.S. military and NASA for modifying large commercial and military airframes, respectively.
Guida said he is proud to receive the Aviation Week Network nomination.
“We work so hard to provide this unique patented technology an provide the absolute best customer support for our programs," he said. "This nomination reinforces our commitment to excellence in the industry."