GA-ASI Announces Supplier Excellence Award Winners


Feb 01, 2012

45 Suppliers Honored for Quality and Delivery Performance

SAN DIEGO 1 February 2012 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced that it has honored 45 suppliers with the company’s annual Supplier Excellence Awards in recognition of outstanding quality and delivery performance.

“The ultimate effectiveness of our Predator®- and Gray Eagle™- series unmanned aircraft systems relies upon a commitment from our suppliers to deliver super quality products in a timely manner,” said Frank Pace, president, Aircraft Systems Group, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. “We are pleased to congratulate these 45 suppliers for enabling us to ensure mission success for our customers through outstanding contract performance.”

Awards presentations were made to the following suppliers in the third and fourth quarters of 2011: Antenna Research Associates, Pembroke, Mass; Applied Composite Solutions, Oceanside, Calif; Aviation Devices & Electronic Components, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas; Barry Controls Aerospace, Burbank, Calif; Borrmann Metal Center, Burbank, Calif; Certified Metalcraft, Inc., El Cajon, Calif; Circuit Express, Inc., Tempe, Ariz; Clickbond, Inc., Carson City, Nev; Coastline, HPC, Garden Grove, Calif; Coastline Metal Finishing, Garden Grove, Calif; Cornucopia Tools & Plastics, Inc., Paso Robles, Calif; Data Device Corporation, Bohemia, N.Y; Decisive Testing, Inc., San Diego, Calif; Dela Technology, Inc., Rockville, Md; Earle M. Jorgensen Company, Lynwood, Calif; Electrolurgy, Inc., Irvine, Calif; Equipto Electronics Corporation, Aurora, Ill; Hayes Bolt & Supply, San Diego, Calif; High Precision Grinding, El Cajon, Calif; Honeywell Phoenix Repair & Overhaul, Phoenix, Ariz; Hydraflow, Fullerton, Calif; J.I, Machine Company, Inc., San Diego, Calif; KGS Electronics, Arcadia, Calif; Kodiak Research, Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas; L3 Communications Avionics, Grand Rapids, Mich; Marvel-Aero International, Lake Forest, Calif; Mathy Machine, Santee, Calif; McCauley Propeller Systems, Wichita, Kan; Newport Adhesives & Composites, Irvine, Calif; Orange Coast Petroleum Equipment, Orange, Calif; Par-Metal Products, Inc., North Arlington, N.J; Piercan USA, Inc., San Marcos, Calif; Quell Corporation, Albuquerque, N.M; Rolled Alloys, LP, Temperance, Mich; San Diego Fluid System Technologies, San Diego, Calif; Santa Clara Plating, Santa Clara, Calif; Santourian Manufacturing, Inc., Oceanside, Calif; Symcoat Metal Processing, Inc., San Diego, Calif; Telephonics Corporation, Farmingdale, N.Y; Tencate Advanced Composites, Morgan Hill, Calif; Textile Products, Anaheim, Calif; Thompson Gun Drilling, Inc., Van Nuys, Calif; Tiodize Company, Inc., Huntington Beach, Calif; Tomi Engineering, Inc., Santa Ana, Calif; and Whirl Wind Propellers Corporation, El Cajon, Calif.

The GA-ASI Supplier Excellence Awards recognize outstanding suppliers who sustained or exceeded a 98% quality and 95% on-time delivery performance rating. A total of 437 production suppliers across all product lines were eligible to receive this special recognition.

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, Gray Eagle, and the new Predator C Avenger®. It also manufactures a variety of solid-state digital Ground Control Stations (GCS), 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® Multi-mode Radar and sophisticated Claw® sensor control and image analysis software into both manned and unmanned aircraft. It also develops and 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

Predator, Avenger, Lynx, and Claw are registered trademarks and Gray Eagle is a trademark of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

For more information contact:

Kimberly Kasitz

Public Relations Manager

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.


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