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Spirit AeroSystems Named a 2017 DiversityInc Noteworthy Company

WICHITA, Kan., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems has been named a 2017 DiversityInc Noteworthy Company, DiversityInc announced at diversity and inclusion's keystone event held at Cipriani Wall Street Tuesday, May 2.

Spirit AeroSystems logo. (PRNewsFoto/Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.)

"Spirit continues to invest in creating an all-inclusive environment, where employees of all backgrounds and experiences are given the opportunity to make positive contributions to the company and excel in their chosen fields," said Coleen Tabor, Spirit's director of Talent and Diversity. "We are honored to again be recognized by DiversityInc for our achievements and continued progress."

The DiversityInc Top 50 list, issued yearly since 2001, recognizes the nation's top companies for diversity and inclusion management. These companies excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans.

"There are simply not enough qualified people to hire. A company's ability to find the best and brightest, advance and retain them equitably is a decisive competitive advantage," notes Luke Visconti, founder and CEO of DiversityInc.

DiversityInc's extensive annual survey yields an empirically driven ranking based on recruitment, talent development, senior leadership commitment and supplier diversity. This year's competition was improved by new survey questions, increased emphasis on fairness over chasing numbers and more sophisticated analysis from DiversityInc's data scientists.

"Spirit places a lot of emphasis on growing a diverse workforce," Tabor said. "We recognize and fully appreciate that the unique qualities of our employees bring tremendous value to our business and are critical to ensuring our long-term success and establishing Spirit as a trusted partner to our customers, shareholders and communities." 

To view the entire Top 50 list, visit, or follow the conversation at #DITop50.

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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, when many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on and in DiversityInc magazine. DiversityInc is a VA certified veteran-owned business and a USBLN certified business owned by a person with a disability. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @DiversityInc.


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