2008 Supplier of the Year & Platinum Source Preferred Supplier
Springville, UT - May 8, 2009
Kitco Defense Recognized by Northorp Grumman Corporation
At the annual Aerospace Systems Supplier Awards Banquet on May 6, 2009, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) awarded Kitco Defense the 2008 Supplier of the Year award. The ceremony took place at the LAX Hilton in Los Angeles. As one of 11 companies to receive the award, Kitco Defense was recognized for going above and beyond expectations to assist Northrop Grumman with challenging issues, helping Northrop Grumman keep their commitments to their customers.

In receiving this award, Kitco Defense was cited for its commitment to E-2C program success over the past 10 years as the supplier of the E-2C Quick Engine Change kits. In particular, Kitco has been responsive to all changes to program requirements changes, quickly incorporating each requested change while maintaining on-time delivery to mitigate program schedule risk. The award also cited Kitco for unwavering support, consistent communication, and attention to detail.

Chuck Wands, sector vice president, Business Management and chief financial officer for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, noted that today’s economic climate demands flawless performance on defense programs. “Our suppliers are our partners in the truest sense of the word,“ Wands noted, “And they share Northrop Grumman’s commitment to value and customer satisfaction.”

In addition to the Supplier of the Year Award, Northrop Grumman also awarded Kitco Defense the Platinum Preferred Supplier award. This is the fourth year Kitco Defense has received this award for shipping quality products on time.

Richard Ballantyne, Kitco Defense President, commented, “Kitco Defense is very pleased to receive these awards from Northrop Grumman. We work hard to ensure that our customers receive quality products, superior customer service and on-time delivery. These awards are a great confirmation that we are meeting our customers’ needs and exceeding their expectations.”
About Kitco Defense
Kitco Defense has been a leader in aerospace distribution and supply chain support for more than 39 years. As a small business, Kitco Defense provides solutions for military, overhaul and OEM customers, delivering the best in engineered parts, distribution, and services we are more than just a kitting company. To find out why customers are turning to Kitco Defense for their challenging requirements, call 1.801.489.2100 or visit www.kitcodefense.com.
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