BUENA PARK, Calif., May 9, 2008 —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 2007.
Leach was recognized as a “Supplier of the Year” at the business-jet manufacturer’s recent supplier conference in Savannah, Ga. The company was one of 63 suppliers recognized by Gulfstream out of its supply base of about 1,000 subcontractors. The supplier award is based on achieving excellent performance through four consecutive quarters within the same calendar year in five categories: total value chain cost; quality; reliability; delivery; and product/aftermarket support. "This is a tremendous honor,” said Mark Thek, president Leach International. “We are in an industry with increasingly higher customer expectations and this award represents our continued commitment to providing value, delivery, quality, and customer service to our valued Gulfstream partner.”
Gulfstream Aerospace (a subsidiary of General Dynamics), is recognized as the world’s premier builder of high performance business aircraft. To support their production, Leach International operates two assembly plants located in Buena Park, Ca, and Tijuana Mexico. Highly automated systems facilitate a total supply chain solution for a wide range of power distribution components including relays, sockets, and contactor products.
About Leach International:
Leach International Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Technologies Corporation, is a world leader for the design and manufacture of high-reliability power switching and control components and equipment for aerospace, rail, and high-end industrial applications worldwide. Leach specializes in combining its leading-edge components with unique design and manufacturing capabilities to provide custom AC/DC power distribution assemblies. Known for its design excellence and commitment to quality and reliability since 1919, Leach equipment and components are used on thousands of aerospace, military, rail, and high-end industrial applications worldwide in the most severe environments
Esterline Corporation is a specialized manufacturing company serving principally aerospace/defense and medical markets. Esterline management views the company's businesses in three segments related to its set of core competencies: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials.
Operations within the Sensors & Systems segment including Leach, produce, power distribution equipment, high-precision temperature and pressure sensors, motion control components, and other related systems principally for aerospace and defense customers. The Avionics & Controls segment focuses on technology interface systems for commercial and military aircraft and similar devices for land- and sea-based military vehicles, secure communications systems, specialized medical equipment, and other high-end industrial applications. Advanced Materials focuses on process-related technologies, including high-performance elastomer products and high-temperature resistant components used for a wide range of military and commercial aerospace purposes and combustible ordnance and electronic warfare countermeasure products.