GA-ASI Recognizes Supplier Excellence Award Winners

Over 50 Suppliers Honored for Exceptional Performance

SAN DIEGO 18 March 2014 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, today announced that it has honored 55 suppliers with the company's annual Supplier Excellence Awards in recognition of outstanding quality and delivery performance.

"GA-ASI continues to push the envelope by delivering highly reliable and affordable products for our customers," said Frank W. Pace, president, Aircraft Systems, GA-ASI. "Our success can be traced back to our cadre of highly professional suppliers who provide us with exceptional parts and products with superb on-time delivery."

Awards presentations were made to the following suppliers in the third and fourth quarters of 2013: Aeroantenna Technology Inc, Chatsworth, Calif; Aerospace Optics Inc., Fort Worth, Texas; Applied Industrial Technologies, San Marcos, Calif; Astro Aluminum Treating Company Inc., South Gate, Calif; Astrolab, Warren, N.J; Avnet Electronics Marketing, San Diego, Calif; AVS Industries LLC, New Castle, Del; Barry Controls Aerospace, Burbank, Calif; Bralco Metals, La Mirada, Calif; Certified Metalcraft Inc., El Cajon, Calif; Coastal Components, Inc., Orange, Calif; Coastline Metal Finishing, Garden Grove, Calif; Data Device Corp., Bohemia, Calif; Dataq Instruments, Akron, Ohio; David H Sutherland & Company Inc., Beaverton, Ore; Delta Digital Video, Horsham, Pa; Dela Technology Incorporated, Rockville, Md; Dip Braze Inc., Sun Valley, Calif; DVI Gear, Marietta, Ga; Eastwood Machine LLC, San Diego, Calif; EON Instrumentation Inc., Van Nuys, Calif; Equipto Electronics Corporation, Aurora, Ill; Falcon Electronics, Inc., Tempe, Ariz; Fry Steel, Santa Fe Springs, Calif; Garret Container Systems Inc., Accident, Md; Heilind Electronics Inc., San Diego, Calif; High Precision Grinding, El Cajon, Calif; Hitco Carbon Composites Inc., Gardena, Calif; Hydraflow Corp., Fullerton, Calif; KGS Electronics, Arcadia, Calif; L3 Communications/Electrodynamics, Rolling Meadows, Ill; Master Distributors, Santa Monica, Calif; Newport Adhesives & Composites, Irvine, Calif; North Hills Signal Processing, Syosset, N.Y; Piercan USA Inc., San Marcos, Calif; Prime Plating, Sun Valley, Calif; Quatro Composites Inc., Orange City, Iowa; Quell Corp., Albuquerque, N.M; Rosemount Aerospace Inc., Burnsville, Minn; Santa Clara Plating, Santa Clara, Calif; Santourian Manufacturing Inc., Oceanside, Calif; Schwartz Industries, Warren, Mich; Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev; Sunshine Metals, Fullerton, Calif; Symcoat Metal Processing, San Diego, Calif; Tangent Communications Inc., Des Plaines, Ill; TC Communications, Irvine, Calif; Tencate Advanced Composites, Morgan Hill, Calif; Textile Products Inc. Anaheim, Calif; The Litzenberger Company, Hesperia, Calif; Tiodize Company Inc., Huntington Beach, Calif; Trelleborg Offshore Boston Inc., Mansfield, Mass; TTI Inc., San Diego, Calif; Tulsa Propulsion Engines Inc., Beggs, Okla; and Vicor Corp., Andover, Mass.

The GA-ASI Supplier Excellence Awards recognize outstanding suppliers who sustained or exceeded a 98% quality and on-time delivery performance rating. A total of 436 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 remotely piloted aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide. The company's Aircraft Systems business unit is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable RPA systems, including Predator® A, Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper®, Gray Eagle®, the new Predator C Avenger®, and Predator XP. 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 RPA field operations. The Mission Systems business unit designs, manufactures, and integrates the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar and sophisticated Claw® sensor control and image analysis software into both manned and remotely piloted aircraft. It also focuses on providing integrated sensor payloads and software for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft platforms and develops high energy lasers, electro-optic sensors, and meta-material antennas. For more information, please visit

Predator, Reaper, Gray Eagle, 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.


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