REDONDO BEACH, Calif., April 17, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today recognized the contributions of 71 suppliers that surpassed the company's high expectations by continuing to improve the quality of products and services they delivered in 2006.
Those companies were presented Gold Supplier awards by Northrop Grumman's Space Technology sector at its annual Supplier Day conference in Long Beach, Calif. The day-long conference had a theme of "Trusted Supply Base -- Raising the Bar on Supplier Performance."
"The performance of our suppliers continues to improve every year. Once again we've raised the bar and tightened standards, including those set for ourselves. This distinguished group of suppliers demonstrated the ability to deliver products on schedule with the highest quality that will help ensure mission success to nationally and globally critical systems our U.S. government has entrusted us with," said Alexis Livanos, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Space Technology sector.
The sector's rigorous supplier rating program generates an ongoing assessment of supplier performance. At the end of each year, Gold suppliers are selected on the basis of a scorecard that rates each company's management, quality, technical, schedule and financial performance. Gold status places those honored in a select group of Northrop Grumman Space Technology suppliers, allowing them to form relationships with key members of the sector's management team, to gain insight into new project opportunities and to be exposed to Northrop Grumman Space Technology's best practices.
"Our dependence on and expectations for our key suppliers continue to grow -- both in terms of their share of our business and by virtue of our strategic sourcing initiatives," said Jim Myers, vice president of Payloads and Sensors. "Our 2007 Gold winners have demonstrated the kind of ongoing commitment to performance necessary to meet our standards and those set by our customers."
"Contract wins across Northrop Grumman set a record in 2006, resulting in the highest total backlog in the company's history," said John Daegele, vice president of Production and Supply Chain. "Performance exhibited by our Gold award recipients helps fuel current program performance, a key ingredient in winning new business, and growth remains a major strategic thrust for Northrop Grumman's Space Technology sector in 2007."
Suppliers receiving Gold awards were:
Actel Corporation Mountaint View, Calif. Aeroflex Colorado Springs, Colo. Ald Landscape / Maintenance Torrance, Calif. American Technical Ceramics Huntington Station, N.Y. Analog Devices Greensboro, N.C. Anderson Greenwood Crosby Stafford, Texas APR Consulting, Inc. Diamond Bar, Calif. Aramark Irvine, Calif. Arrow Zeus Electronics Foothill Ranch, Calif. ASRC Aerospace Corporation Greenbelt, Md. AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. Vienna, Va. Atmospheric and Environmental Lexington, Mass. BAE Systems Manassas, Va. C B Manufacturing & Engineering Huntington Beach, Calif. Caraway & Cuckler Engineering Culver City, Calif. CCS Presentation Systems Los Angeles Chemical Strategies Anthem, Ariz. Coast/ACM Los Angeles Commercial Microwave Technology, Inc. Rancho Cordova, Calif. Cooks Erectors, Inc. Lompoc, Calif. Cutting Edge Optronics St. Charles, Mo. Del Mar Associates Lake Ridge, Va. Equipment Management Technology Las Vegas, Nev. Frequency Electronics Mitchell Field, N.Y. General Dynamics SatCom Technologies Richardson, Texas Frontier Electronics Systems Corp Stillwater, OK General Dynamics C4 Systems Scottsdale, Ariz. Geologics Valencia, Calif. Goodrich Corp. Danbury, Conn. H.C. Engineering, Ltd. York, United Kingdom Hasala Engineering, Inc. Gardena, Calif. Hilton Valve, Inc. Redmond, Wash. Hurlen Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Hymatic Engineering Company, Ltd. Redditch, United Kingdom IQE RF Albuquerque, N.M. Jackson Aerospace Gardena, Calif. Lieder Development Ontario, Calif. Linear Technology Milpitas, Calif. M/A COM Lowell, Mass. McMahan Business Interiors Irvine, Calif. Micro-Coax Pottstown, Pa. Mini-Systems Attleboro, Mass. Orbital Network Engineering, Inc. Cupertino, Calif. Praxair Wilmington, Calif. Q-Tech Culver City, Calif. Raytheon Intelligence & Information Systems Aurora, Colo. Reid Products Apple Valley, Calif. SEAKR Engineering, Inc. Centennial, Colo. Sector Microwave Industries Deer Park, N.Y. Software House Lexington, Mass. South Carolina Research Institute Columbia, S.C. SRS Technologies Huntsville, Ala. Sunrise Technologies Folsom, Calif. Synoptics Charlotte, N.C. TASC Technical Services Plaistow, N.H. Technology Advancements, Inc. Playa del Rey, Calif. TESAT-Spacecom GMBH & Co. KG Backnang, Germany Thiessen Machine Hawthorne, Calif. Unisource Solutions Pico Rivera, Calif. Universal Systems Placentia, Calif. Valley Design & Manufacturing Moorpark, Calif. VCI Torrance, Calif. Veolia Environmental Azusa, Calif. Vintage Painting Anaheim, Calif. W.W. Grainger Inglewood, Calif. W.L. Gore & Associates Pleinfeld, Del. WINTEC LLC Irvine, Calif. Xcel Mechanical Gardena, Calif. Xerox Woodland Hills, Calif. YLA Benicia, Calif. Zachry Construction Corp. San Antonio, Texas
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