The National Defense Industrial Association's Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Division presented its 8th Annual Red Ball Express Award to Clifton Ellis in its government/military category and to Hutchinson Industries, Inc., of Trenton, New Jersey, in its industry category.
Ellis and Hutchinson Industries received the award during a ceremony at NDIA's annual Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference in Austin, Texas, in March.
Recipients of the annual award have made significant contributions to the strengthening of the United States' national security by developing or procuring tactical wheeled vehicles or critical technologies that contribute to the TWV community.
Ellis, chief engineer and product director for light tactical vehicles at the
Army's program executive office for combat support and combat service support, has made significant contributions to both the concept development and the production of light tactical wheeled vehicle programs. He has managed the largest tactical ground vehicle fleet in the
Defense Department, to include approximately 116,000...