Boeing honors suppliers

Hitco and M.C. Gill are among 11 suppliers honored by Boeing for superior performance and customer satisfaction.

The Boeing Co. (Chicago, Ill.) honored its top 11 suppliers for their commitment to superior performance and customer satisfaction.

The 2007 Suppliers of the Year were selected from a pool of 250 Boeing Performance Excellence Award winners. These companies — a select group among Boeing worldwide suppliers — hold 2007 Boeing Performance Excellence Awards for achieving silver or gold levels of performance, based on quality and delivery metrics over a 12-month period.

“We are proud to recognize the performance excellence of our 11 Suppliers of the Year, who have demonstrated that they are the best in the Boeing supply base,” said Steve Schaffer, Boeing enterprise leader of Supplier Management and vice president and general manager of Supplier Management for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Boeing is committed to rewarding, retaining and developing our top-performing suppliers who share our focus on first-time quality and on-time delivery.”

During an awards ceremony in San Diego, Boeing recognized suppliers in the following categories: Major Structures, Propulsion, Common Aerospace Commodities, Purchased Outside Production, Aerospace Support, Non-Production/Shared Services Group, Technology (2), Diversity/Woman Owned Small Business, and Diversity/Small Disadvantaged Business, Diversity/Small Business. Six of the 11 winning companies are small businesses, as defined by the U.S. government.

Hitco Carbon Composites Inc. (Gardena, Calif.) was selected for Major Structures, and M.C. Gill (El Monte, Calif.) was selected for Common Aerospace Commodities. For more information on the 2007 Boeing Performance Excellence Award and a list of recipients, click here.