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Spirit AeroSystems Earns a Place on the 2016 DiversityInc 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity List

WICHITA, Kan., April 20, 2016 – DiversityInc magazine editors announced Spirit AeroSystems earned a place on the 2016 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity list at an event in New York City Tuesday, April 19.

DiversityInc’s annual survey – tracking the nation’s top companies when it comes to hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans – gauges detailed demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender at some of the largest U.S. employers.

“We saw 23 companies increase their standings on the DiversityInc Top 50 and Specialty Lists in 2016, and more than 1,000 companies submitting for contention on the list,” said Luke Visconti, DiversityInc’s founder and CEO. “We are very encouraged by the commitment and dedication to diversity management shown by these top performing companies.”

"Spirit AeroSystems is proud to be named as a notable company by DiversityInc," said Justin Welner, Spirit's vice president of Human Resources and ​Environment, Health and Safety. "We're committed to creating a world class company, one all-inclusive team where employees’ diverse perspectives are valued and utilized in executing the company's strategy."

Companies with more than 1,000 U.S.-based employees are eligible to enter, and there is no cost to compete. Each company’s rank is based on an objective analysis of 183 separate factors, based on data from a 300-question survey. The four equally weighted areas of measurement are Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment and Supplier Diversity.

For a look at all of DiversityInc’s 2016 rankings, visit or follow the conversation online with the hashtag #DITop50.

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Media: Fred Malley
Spirit AeroSystems Director of Corporate Communications and Government Relations
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About Spirit AeroSystems Inc.

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company’s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world’s premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe. More information is available at

About DiversityInc

The mission of DiversityInc is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time that many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, visit,, or

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