Hexcel wins Boeing supplier award for second time

Carbon and glass fiber supplier Hexcel has won Boeing's silver award for the second consecutive year.

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Hexcel (Stamford, Conn.) announced on Feb. 16 that it has received a 2008 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Co. (Seattle, Wash.) issues the awards annually to recognize suppliers that have achieved superior performance. Hexcel maintained a Silver performance composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, Oct 1, 2007 to Sept 30, 2008. This is the second successive year that Hexcel has qualified for the Silver Boeing Performance Excellence award.

Hexcel was one of 411 organizations out of approximately 10,000 Boeing worldwide suppliers to receive a silver or gold level performance award. Mike Canario, Hexcel VP sales and marketing for the Americas, said, ”Last year we were delighted to hear that we had qualified for the Boeing Performance Excellence Award. It is a major achievement to be recognized for a second successive year and a credit to the commitment of our employees and our world class composites manufacturing capabilities. We remain committed to maintaining a superior performance status at Boeing”.

Hexcel supplies a range of composite materials to Boeing including glass and carbon fiber reinforcements, prepregs, honeycomb and engineered core for a number of programs.