Boeing Receives Top Award for California Performance Excellence

The Boeing Company's [NYSE: BA] Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS) division, headquartered in Seal Beach, Calif., has received a California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE™) Gold Level award. S&IS joins only three other companies in the large manufacturing business category to receive a Gold Level award in the program's history.

The award, sponsored by the California Council for Excellence, recognizes outstanding continuous improvement efforts in U.S. organizations and is based on the Baldrige National Quality Program criteria for performance excellence.

"This award is significant because it demonstrates to our customers and others that we have established an integrated team approach to continuous improvement over time," said Howard Chambers, S&IS vice president and general manager. "S&IS is comprised of several organizations obtained through mergers and acquisitions, and we've made it a priority to merge processes and procedures in order to improve competitiveness and leverage lean manufacturing, six sigma and other initiatives. The Gold award validates that we are on the right path toward overall business excellence and symbolizes our commitment to flawless program execution."

Boeing and other CAPE winners will receive their awards during an April reception in San Diego, Calif.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $30.8 billion business. It provides network-centric system solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer; a foremost developer of advanced concepts and technologies; a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in sustainment solutions and launch services.
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