Lockheed Martin-Electronic Systems has chosen Atlantic Fasteners to receive its STAR Supplier Award. Of the Lockheed division’s 4,625 vendors, only 36 received the award last year, placing Atlantic Fasteners in better than the top 1% percent of its suppliers.
“Atlantic Fasteners has provided us with high quality products, delivered on schedule, at a reasonable cost,” noted Douglas B. Goerke, director of sourcing, Electronic Systems Operations & Supply Chain Management, in the award notification.
The Lockheed Martin STAR Supplier Award recognizes high-performing suppliers of Electronic Systems and Lockheed’s other three business areas. The program was created in 1999 to promote performance excellence among suppliers.
To be nominated, Atlantic Fasteners met the quality, delivery and other business requirements set and evaluated by Electronic Systems for at least 12 months. Companies are re-evaluated annually in order to retain their status as STAR Suppliers.
“This award has tremendous significance,” said Tony Peterson, president, adding, “Lockheed only gives the STAR Award to the very best of its suppliers. We are proud to be recognized by such a respected customer.”