Supplier Excellence Award Winners Recognized by GA-ASI

Over 40 Suppliers Receive Accolades for Superlative Service

SAN DIEGO – 20 March 2015 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that it has honored 45 suppliers with the company's annual Supplier Excellence Awards in recognition of outstanding quality and delivery performance.

"A key component behind GA-ASI's success is our highly skilled and dependable supply chain, consisting of dozens of suppliers who are committed to sustaining our line of life-saving, highly reliable RPA for customers worldwide," said Frank W. Pace, president, Aircraft Systems, GA-ASI. "On behalf of GA-ASI, we'd like to thank them for their dedicated service and commitment to excellence."

Awards were made to the following suppliers in the third and fourth quarters of 2014: Advanced Machining and Tooling, Poway, Calif; Aegis Electronic Group Inc., Gilbert, AZ; Affiliated Metals, Salt Lake City, Utah; Applied Composites Engineering, Indianapolis, Ind; Aviation Devices and Electronic Components LLC, Fort Worth, Texas; Barry Controls Aerospace, Burbank, Calif; Certified Metalcraft Inc., El Cajon, Calif; Cessna Aircraft Company, DBA McCauley Systems, Wichita, Kan; CNC Dynamics, Inc., Vista, Calif; Coastline HPC, Garden Grove, Calif; Coastline Metal Finishing, Garden Grove, Calif; Coilcraft Inc., Cary, Ill; Decisive Testing Inc., San Diego, Calif; Earle M. Jorgensen Company, Lynwood, Calif; EDO Corporation - Defense Systems, North Amityville, NY; Electrolurgy, Inc., Irvine, Calif; Elite Metal Finishing, Oxnard, Calif; Fry Steel, Santa Fe Springs, Calif; General Electronic Devices, San Marcos, Calif; Globe Motors, Dayton, Ohio; Hydraflow, Fullerton, Calif; Instrument Engineers, Burbank, Calif; Insulation Supply Company, Torrance, Calif; KGS Electronic, Arcadia, Calif; Manzke Machine, Inc., Escondido, Calif; Mathy Machine, Santee, Calif; Microphoto Inc., Roseville, Mich; Mini Circuits, Brooklyn, NY; Newport Adhesives & Composites (now Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber), Irvine, Calif; North Hills Signal Processing, Syosset, N.Y; Palmdale Heat Treat Inc., Palmdale, Calif; Plastifab, San Diego, Calif; Prime Plating, Sun Valley, Calif; San Diego Fluid Systems, San Diego, Calif; Santa Clara Plating, Santa Clara, Calif; Santourian Manufacturing Inc., Oceanside, Calif; Sensor Systems Inc., Chatsworth, Calif; Tencate  Advanced Composites, Morgan Hill, Calif; Test Equity, Moorpark, Calif; Textile Products Inc., Anaheim, Calif; The Litzenberger Company, Hesperia, Calif; TTI Inc., San Diego, Calif; Tube Bending Inc., Apple Valley, Calif; Tulsa Propulsion Engines, Inc., Beggs, Okla; and Wire Masters Inc., Columbia, Tenn.

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 574 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, radar, 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 state-of-the-art 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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