REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- April 19, 2013 -- Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has honored 63 top-performing supplier companies from the United States, Canada and Switzerland at its annual supplier awards ceremony, held April 18 in Los Angeles.

The awards recognize suppliers for achieving distinction in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction and robust, lean processes. The honored suppliers provide Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems with products ranging from aircraft parts and components to complex spacecraft electronic subsystems, as well as everyday services.

"These awards have names of companies on them, but it's the people at those suppliers whom we're recognizing for their dedication and commitment," said Lisa Kohl, sector vice president of global supply chain for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, which hosted the awards ceremony. "Their performance has earned our special trust, and they play a critical part in Northrop Grumman's vision to be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies."

"Northrop Grumman's drive to provide quality products extends to our suppliers, which makes them indispensable teammates," said Art Lofton, sector vice president of global quality for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "At Northrop Grumman, we like to say 'quality is personal,' and these suppliers make it that way in the products and services they provide."

Northrop Grumman presented awards in two categories: Platinum Source Preferred and Suppliers of the Year. Twenty-eight small businesses were honored, including five small disadvantaged owned businesses as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Supplier of the Year program recognizes suppliers in seven categories: special recognition, non-production, research and development, subcontracts, small business, production operations and procurement. To be considered, a company must demonstrate consistently superior performance and quality in delivering products or services.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems' 2012 Supplier of the Year awardees:

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems' 2012 Platinum Source Preferred awardees:

Category Company Location
Special Recognition BAE Systems Nashua, N.H.
Non-Production Pattersonlabs Kent, Wash.
Research and Development Pacific Design Technologies Goleta, Calif.
Subcontracts Eaton Corp., Aerospace Group Jackson, Mich.
Small Business Swift Engineering San Clemente, Calif.
Production Operations Hansen's Welding Gardena, Calif.
Procurement Playa Tool & Marine Santa Ana, Calif.

* = Represent the number of times the supplier has earned Northrop Grumman's Platinum Source Preferred Award

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