GA-ASI Announces Supplier Excellence Award Winners for 2009

GA-ASI Announces Supplier Excellence Award Winners for 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan 11, 2011

52 Suppliers Honored for Quality and Delivery Performance in 2009

SAN DIEGO 11 January 2011 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), tactical reconnaissance radars, and surveillance systems, today announced that it has honored 52 suppliers with the company’s annual Supplier Excellence Awards in recognition of outstanding quality and delivery performance in 2009.

Awards presentations were made to the following suppliers in the third and fourth quarters of 2010 for performance in 2009:  Advanced Machining & Tooling, Poway, Calif; Allstar Magnetics LLC, Vancouver, Wash; AMI Metals, Fontana, Calif; Applied Composites Solutions, Oceanside, Calif; Aremac & Associates Inc., Monrovia, Calif; Bralco Metals, La Mirada, Calif; Certified Metalcraft Inc., El Cajon, Calif; Circuit Express Inc., Tempe, Ariz; Click Bond Inc., Carson City, Nev; Coast Aluminum Inc., Santa Fe Springs, Calif; Coastline Metal Finishing, Garden Grove, Calif; Cone Drive Operations Inc., Traverse City, Mich; Dela Technology Inc., Rockville, Md; Dutch Valley Supply, Lawrenceville, Ga; Earle M. Jorgensen Company, Lynwood, Calif; Electrolurgy Inc., Irvine, Calif; Elite Metal Finishing, Oxnard, Calif; Gerhardt Gear Company Inc., Burbank, Calif; High Precision Grinding, El Cajon, Calif; Honeywell, Inc. Engines, Systems & Services, South Bend, Ind; Honeywell Inc., Phoenix Repair & Overhaul, Phoenix, Ariz; Honeywell Solid State Electronics Center, Plymouth, Minn; Hydraflow Corp., Fullerton Calif; J.I. Machine Company Inc., San Diego, Calif; J-Mark Manufacturing Inc., Vista, Calif; Kodiak Research LTD, Nassau, Bahamas; Litzenberger Company The, Hesperia, Calif; L3 Communications Avionics, Grand Rapids, Mich; Malibu Research Associates Inc., Camarillo, Calif; Mathy Machine Inc., Santee, Calif; McCauley Propeller Systems, Wichita, Kan; Micro Mo Electronics Inc., Clearwater, Fla; Microphoto, Roseville, Mich; MT Propeller USA Inc., Deland, Fla; National Air Parts Inc., Deland, Fla; Newport Adhesives & Composites, Irvine, Calif; Plastics Research Corp., Ontario, Calif; Prime Plating, Sun Valley, Calif; Quell Corp., Albuquerque, N.M; Radeus Labs, Poway, Calif; Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa; San Diego Fluid System Technologies, San Diego, Calif;  Santa Clara Plating Inc., Santa Clara, Calif; Santourian Manufacturing Inc., Oceanside, Calif; Symcoat Metal Processing, San Diego, Calif; Telephonics Corp., Farmingdale, N.Y; TenCate Advanced Composites, Morgan Hill, Calif; Textile Products Incorporated, Anaheim, Calif; Tiodize Company Inc., Huntington Beach, Calif; TW Metals, Incorporated, Los Angeles, Calif; Walker Casting & Fabrication Inc., Gardena, Calif; and Whirl Wind Propellers Corp., El Cajon, Calif.

 “Superior quality products and on-time delivery are critical to the mission success of our Predator® - and Sky Warrior® - series unmanned aircraft systems,” said Frank Pace, president, Aircraft Systems Group, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.  “We are pleased to recognize these 52 suppliers for their outstanding contract performance in 2009, which ultimately enabled us to support U.S. and coalition forces in combat operations overseas and border protection and crisis response teams here at home more effectively.”   

The GA-ASI Supplier Excellence Awards recognize outstanding suppliers who sustained or exceeded a 98% quality and 95% on-time delivery performance rating throughout calendar year 2009. A total of 443 suppliers across all product lines were eligible to receive the award.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., an affiliate of General Atomics, delivers situational awareness by providing unmanned aircraft, radar, and electro-optic solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide. The company’s Aircraft Systems Group is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable unmanned aircraft systems, including Predator A, Predator B, Sky Warrior, and the new Predator C Avenger®. It also manufactures a variety of solid-state digital Ground Control Stations (GCSs), including the next-generation Advanced Cockpit GCS, and provides pilot training and support services for UAS field operations. The Reconnaissance Systems Group designs, manufactures, and integrates the Lynx® SAR/GMTI radar and sophisticated Claw® sensor control and image analysis software into both manned and unmanned aircraft. It also integrates other sensor and communication equipment into manned ISR aircraft and develops emerging technologies in solid-state lasers, electro-optic sensors, and ultra-wideband data links for government applications. For more information, please visit www.ga-asi.com.

Predator, Sky Warrior, Avenger, Lynx, and Claw are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

For more information contact:

Kimberly Kasitz
Public Relations Manager
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
+1.858.312.2294
kimberly.kasitz@ga-asi.com