Bellevue, Wash., October 22, 2012 – Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL) (www.esterline.com), a leading specialty manufacturer serving global aerospace/defense markets, today announced that Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has awarded one of its top annual supply chain awards to Leach International North America for the company’s excellent performance in 2011. Leach is a part of Esterline Power Systems, providing power and control products worldwide.
The Esterline operation was given the Supplier of the Year distinction for achieving 2010 and 2011 quarterly scorecard ratings of “Green” in all categories, the highest performance rating possible.
“We are honored to receive this award,” said Mark Thek, President for Esterline Power Systems. “This speaks to the commitment and leadership of our organization in providing exceptional service and products to customers like Gulfstream.”
Gulfstream Aerospace (a subsidiary of General Dynamics), is recognized as the world’s premier builder of high-performance business aircraft. To support their production, Esterline operates two Leach product manufacturing facilities located in Buena Park, Calif., and Tijuana, Mexico, where modern production management and vertical integration strengthen the supply chain process.
“Only a small fraction of Gulfstream suppliers are able to display this symbol within their locations. The Leach team has every right to be proud of their accomplishment,” said Bill Williams, Gulfstream’s Vice President of Materials.
In addition to Leach® products, Esterline’s Korry® and Kirkhill-TA® products were given Best Supplier awards earlier this year. More details about their awards can be found here.
Esterline Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier to the aerospace and defense industry specializing in three core areas: Advanced Materials; Avionics & Controls; and Sensors & Systems. With annual sales approaching $2 billion, Esterline employs roughly 12,000 people worldwide.
Operations within the Advanced Materials segment focus on technologies including high-temperature-resistant materials and components used for a wide range of military and commercial aerospace purposes, and combustible ordnance and electronic warfare countermeasure products.
Operations within the Avionics & Controls segment focus on technology interface systems for commercial and military aircraft and similar devices for land- and sea-based military vehicles, cockpit integration systems, secure communications systems, specialized medical equipment, and other high-end industrial applications.
The Sensors & Systems segment, of which Esterline Power Systems is a part, includes operations that produce high-precision temperature and pressure sensors, specialized harsh-environment connectors, electrical power distribution equipment, and other related systems principally for aerospace and defense customers.