Thirteen Spirit suppliers recognized for superior performance

Spirit AeroSystems recognized 13 suppliers for superior performance at its annual supplier recognition banquet in Wichita. Awards were given in seven categories: Product Development Partner, Most Innovative Supplier, Strategic Partnering, Outstanding Domestic Supplier, Outstanding International Supplier, Superior Quality and Delivery, and Supplier of the Year.

“Spirit cannot be successful meeting our customers’ delivery requirements without world-class partners,” said Tom Gentile, Spirit president and chief executive officer. “We are proud to recognize these suppliers for sharing our passion in delivering high-quality products, on time. We look forward to collaborating with them in the future as we continue to deliver the best aerostructures to the world’s leading aerospace companies.”

Nikkiso Co., Ltd. President & CEO Toshihiko Kai (second from left) accepted the 2016 Spirit Supplier of the Year Award. Also in the photo are Spirit SVP Operations Ron Rabe (left), Spirit President & CEO Tom Gentile (third from left) and Spirit VP of Global Supply Chain Alan Young.
Nikkiso Co., Ltd. President & CEO Toshihiko Kai (second from left) accepted the 2016 Spirit Supplier of the Year Award. Also in the photo are Spirit SVP Operations Ron Rabe (left), Spirit President & CEO Tom Gentile (third from left) and Spirit VP of Global Supply Chain Alan Young.

This year’s award recipients are:

Product Development Partner

Meggitt Polymers and Composites
Precise Machining and Manufacturing, LLC
Senior Aerospace – Jet Products
TECT Aerospace

Most Innovative Supplier
Consolidated Aerospace Manufacturing, LLC (CAM)

Strategic Partnering
Figeac Aero North America, Inc.
Weber Metals, Inc.

Outstanding Domestic Supplier
Cox Machine, Inc.

Outstanding International Supplier
Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI)

Superior Quality & Delivery
Aerospace Technology of Korea, Inc.
Center Industries Corporation
Drewloong Precision, Inc.

Supplier Of The Year
Nikkiso Co., Ltd.


Photo Gallery from the 2016 Supplier Awards Dinner