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Spirit AeroSystems Recognizes Arconic for Superior Performance

September 6, 2017

WICHITA, September 6, 2017 – Arconic announced today that it has received two 2017 Values Partner awards from Spirit AeroSystems for superior performance. Spirit recognized Arconic’s Global Rolled Products (GRP) and Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) businesses at the Spirit AeroSystems Suppliers Awards Dinner in Wichita, Kansas, on August 31. 

“Spirit cannot be successful without world-class partners,” said Tom Gentile, Spirit president and chief executive officer. “We are proud to recognize these suppliers for sharing our passion in delivering high-quality products on time. We look forward to collaborating with them in the future as we continue to meet our customers’ delivery needs and rate requirements.” 

Spirit AeroSystems Supply Chain Management awards these honorees to recognize suppliers that have achieved superior performance, with nominations typically coming from the company’s procurement groups. Suppliers like Arconic can be nominated for offering outstanding support, expediting deliveries or providing weekend assistance. 

“Arconic is committed to delivering innovation, quality and superior performance to our customers through collaboration and diligence,” said Eric Roegner, Arconic Executive Vice President and GRP Group President. “This award recognizes that commitment across our businesses and throughout our facilities, and we are very honored to receive it.” 

Craig Brown, Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings President, added, “The Spirit Values Partner Award is a testament to the skill and dedication our workforce brings to producing high-quality products that help our customers succeed. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and trusted partnership with Spirit in the years to come.” 

For decades, Arconic has supplied Spirit AeroSystems with highly engineered aluminum fuselage sheet and high-tech, multi-material fastening systems and installation tools, which Spirit uses to build aircraft components. Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers including fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components.

About Arconic
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensures customer success and shareholder value. For more information: www.arconic.com. Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Spirit AeroSystems
Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe. More information is available at www.spiritaero.com.

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Photo Caption: Arconic’s Global Rolled Products (GRP) and Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) businesses have each received a 2017 Values Partner award from Spirit AeroSystems for superior performance. (Shown left to right: Jim Reid, VP, Global Supply Chain Management, Spirit; Joe Galloway, Director Strategic Account Management, AFSR; Andy Orben, VP, Global Customers and Marketing, AFSR; Jason Hinchman, North American Commercial Director Aerospace & Defense, GRP; Jen Bailey, Senior Manager, Global Supply Chain Management, Spirit; Tom Gentile, President & CEO, Spirit; Alan Reinert, Customer Account Manager, AFSR; Eric Roegner, President, GRP; Ron Rabe, SVP Operations, Spirit; Craig Brown, President, AFSR; Jim Beghtol, SCM Manager, GRP; Leo Paulino, Operations Manager, GRP; Rob Woodall, Director Global Plant Operations, GRP; Mark Stuckey, VP Global Aerospace and Defense, GRP; Mark Vrablec, VP Global Commercial and Business Development, GRP)

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