"We are proud to recognize the performance excellence of our suppliers, who have demonstrated that they are the best in the Boeing supply base," says Steve Schaffer, Boeing enterprise leader of supplier management and vice president and general manager of supplier management for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The annual award is based on product quality and delivery metrics over a twelve-month period and is given to a handful of worldwide suppliers. "Boeing is committed to developing, rewarding and retaining our top-performing suppliers who share our focus on first-time quality and on-time delivery," Schaffer says. "These high-level certifications represent our ongoing commitment to superior product quality, customer value and personal customer service."
Gear Technology manufactures gears for aerospace, military and commercial manufacturers around the world since 1986. The company was also recently awarded ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100B:2004 quality certifications by the International Standards Authority registrar. "Our integrated manufacturing processes, including sophisticated job tracking systems, ensures products are produced with careful attention to the most intricate engineering detail and product specifications," says Tom Marino, president of Gear Technology. "The company also offers gear blanking, engineering consultation and sophisticated inventory management services."