“Every supplier – small and large – is critical to our success, and it’s important to recognize these 14 suppliers for demonstrating industry-leading standards of quality, efficiency and performance,” says Ray Conner, Boeing enterprise leader of supplier management and vice president and general manager of supplier chain management and operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
This year’s winners represent an elite group among more than 12,000 active Boeing suppliers in nearly 100 countries around the world. The selection was based on stringent performance criteria for quality, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise.
Since receiving its initial Boeing order in 1960, GM Nameplate has prided itself on providing the aerospace giant and the industry the highest quality placards and nameplates on the market. “Receiving Boeing’s supplier of the year award shows not only how strong GM Nameplate’s relationship is with Boeing, but also what a first class company Boeing is,” says Brad Root, president of GM Nameplate. “For Boeing to take the time to thank and acknowledge their key suppliers obviously emphasizes the importance that they place on us and their supply chain in general. We feel that with this recognition comes an even stronger desire and responsibility to bring even more value to Boeing in the future.”
Established in 1954, GM Nameplate specializes in the custom design and manufacture of branding components including nameplates, decals, labels and custom panels; electronic input devices such as membrane switches, rubber keypads and touch screens; decorated and molded plastic components; value added assemblies; and large format digital graphics. GM Nameplate is a privately owned company that employs nearly 1,000 people in California, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Canada and Asia.