Boeing Defense, Space & Security2007-04-23 11:52:11

Boeing Honors Top Suppliers with Performance Award

The Boeing Company honored 11 companies tonight with its premier supplier award, presented to the company's top suppliers for their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

The 2006 Supplier of the Year winners were selected from a field of more than 27,000 Boeing suppliers in nearly 100 countries as part of a rigorous and thorough review process. Boeing saluted the winners at its annual awards ceremony in Bellevue, Wash.

"We are pleased to recognize the achievements of these 11 suppliers for reaching extraordinary levels of performance and quality, and becoming the best in the Boeing supply chain," said master of ceremonies Steve Schaffer, functional leader of Supplier Management for Boeing, and vice president and general manager of Global Partners, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Boeing's ongoing commitment to working together with our partners helps us meet the high standards for quality, productivity and efficiency that our customers deserve and our competitive business environment demands."

Awards were presented in the following categories: Avionics, Electronics/Hydraulics/Mechanical, Major Structures, Purchased Outside Production, Common Aerospace Commodities, Aerospace Support, Non-Production/Shared Services Group, Technology, Diversity/Small Woman Business Enterprise, Diversity/Small Minority Business Enterprise, Diversity/Boeing Protégé.

The winning suppliers were chosen based on statistical measurements of quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support and cost over a 12-month period through September 2006. They also were evaluated on their ability to anticipate and respond to changing customer requirements.

Five of the 11 winning suppliers are small businesses, as defined by the U.S. government, and two are based outside the United States.

The list of companies honored follows:

Jena-Optronik GmbH, Jena, Germany

Senior Systems Technology, Inc., Palmdale, Calif.

Major Structures
Korean Airlines Aerospace Division, Busan, South Korea

Purchased Outside Production
Patriot Machine, Inc., St. Charles, Mo.

Common Aerospace Commodities
Wildwood Electronics, Inc., Madison, Ala.

Aerospace Support
New Breed Logistics, High Point, NC

Non-Production/Shared Services Group
WebEx, Santa Clara, Calif.

SI International, Inc., Reston, Va.

Diversity/Small Woman Business Enterprise
Barrios Technology, Houston, Texas

Diversity/Small Minority Business Enterprise
Carrillo Business Technologies, Inc., Westminster, Calif.

Diversity/Boeing Protégé
Pacific Contours Corporation, Anaheim, Calif.

For more information contact:
P.O. Box 516
St. Louis
MO 63166
United States Of America
Tel:     +1 206 655 2121
Fax:     +1 (61) 295 014 489


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