Boeing Honors 16 Suppliers of the Year for Exceptional Performance

CHICAGO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) honored 14 companies and two academic institutions Wednesday evening at the Boeing Supplier of the Year event, recognizing their exceptional performance and contributions to the company's overall success during 2011.


The Supplier of the Year awards are based on quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support, and cost and demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond to changing requirements.       

"These supplier-partners excelled in delivering results, performance and customer satisfaction in 2011, and they play a key role in enabling Boeing to be a global leader in technology and innovation," said Jim McNerney, chairman, president and CEO of The Boeing Company. "We are grateful to have them as key members of our team."        

Boeing annually purchases more than $50 billion in goods and services from a global network of more than 28,000 suppliers that collectively employ more than 1.2 million people.

"In today's challenging business environment, an agile supply chain that continuously delivers excellent performance is critical," said Jack House, vice president of Supplier Management for Boeing Defense, Space & Security and leader of Boeing's companywide Supplier Management program. "These partners have demonstrated outstanding commitment to providing our customers with the best-value, highest-quality products and services, while meeting the customers' requirements and anticipating their needs for the future."

The list of award categories and recipients follows below. For more information on each supplier, click on the link. Each supplier is also profiled in this video gallery.

Aerospace Support
All Points Logistics LLC – Huntsville, Ala.

Frontier Electronic Systems Corp. – Stillwater, Okla.

Common Aerospace Commodities
Harper Engineering Co. – Renton, Wash.

Integral Products Inc. – Harbor City, Calif.

GM Nameplate Inc. – Seattle

Ferra Engineering – Brisbane, Australia

Major Structures
Aerospace Dynamics International Inc. – Santa Clarita, Calif.

D3 Technologies – Mulkiteo, Wash.

Outside Manufacturing
Orion Industries – Federal Way, Wash.

Exotic Metals Forming Co. LLC – Kent, Wash.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, N.Y.

Leader's Choice Awards

Academia (outstanding performance as a strategic university)
Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta

Advantage (exceeding cost performance goals and objectives)
Airgas, Inc. – Germantown, Wis.

Alliance (sharing risks in introduction of new products)
TEAGUE – Seattle

Pathfinder (outstanding performance improvements)
BAE Systems Controls Inc. – Endicott, N.Y.

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd – Tochigi, Japan

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