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Baltimore Sun's 2018 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Norman R. Augustine

Baltimore Sun's 2018 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Norman R. Augustine

Norman R. Augustine isn’t just one of the most successful CEOs in Maryland history, he’s not just an engineer who served as undersecretary of the U.S. Army or rose through the ranks to head Martin Marietta and then oversee its “merger of equals” to become Lockheed Martin, the nation’s largest defense contractor. It’s not even that he’s something of a philosopher-chief-executive-officer, having written multiple books, most notably “Augustine’s Laws,” which contain such nuggets as the shrewd observation that World War II was won in about half the time it takes to develop a modern military weapons system.

No, what makes Mr. Augustine truly extraordinary is his curiosity and drive to...

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