Rockwell Collins announces 2017 Engineer of the Year recipients

2017 Engineer of the Year recipients

The 2017 Rockwell Collins Corporate Engineers of the Year are: Angelo Joseph, Adriane Van Auken and Frédéric Trincal.Click to enlarge

  • Three employees recognized for outstanding contributions to the company and the engineering profession
  • Awards presented in conjunction with National Engineers Week

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Feb. 19, 2018) — Rockwell Collins has selected three employees as the company’s 2017 Corporate Engineers of the Year. The recipients are Angelo Joseph, a principal systems engineer in Commercial Systems; Adriane Van Auken, a principal systems engineer in Government Systems; and Frédéric Trincal, a principal systems engineer in International & Service Solutions.

The three were honored for their exceptional technical creativity and innovation during the company’s annual Engineering Breakfast on Monday, Feb. 19. The event was held in celebration of National Engineers Week.

Joseph pioneered the most advanced commercial software-defined global navigation satellite system receiver certified today. His work enables significant business opportunities for the company’s multi-mode receiver product family.

The efforts of Van Auken resulted in a cost-effective and easily portable software-defined crypto solution for government communications products. She also led the successful security verification test with the National Security Agency.

Trincal is responsible for end-to-end systems architecture development, including Airborne and Ground components design of the Flight Operations and Maintenance Exchanger, or FOMAX, for the Airbus A320 jetliner enabling new Airbus Skywise service. FOMAX is Rockwell Collins’ first basic position win on this aircraft family.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit

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