Rotary and Mission Systems Celebrates Outstanding Suppliers at 2017 Small Business Strong Event
Each year, Lockheed Martin partners with thousands of diverse small businesses to deliver outstanding products and services in support of its clients’ vital missions. The company recognizes the valuable role small businesses play in strengthening its supply chain and sharpening its competitive edge in the marketplace.
To this end, Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) hosted a Small Business Strong gala event Nov. 15, in Orlando, Florida, and celebrated 16 small business partners who made extraordinary contributions to the company’s products and services in 2017.
Phil Goslin, vice president of Global Supply Chain, provided welcome remarks at the event. Goslin said, “Lockheed Martin applies significant resources to identify small businesses with capabilities suited to its program needs, and to deliver the very best technologies to our customers. Your recognition this evening places you in an elite category.”
Goslin added, “Thank you for all that you do to support Lockheed Martin and the men and women who depend on our solutions. The quality of your products, the speed in which you deliver them and the innovation that you offer help maintain U.S. and allied technical superiority to preserve peace around the world.”
This year’s Small Business Strong recipients include:
- Cipher Tech Solutions (Upper Nyack, NY)
- Cotter Machine Company, Inc. (West Wareham, MA)
- deciBel Research, Inc. (Huntsville, AL)
- Dedicated Computing (Waukesha, WI)
- Hisco, Inc. (Houston, TX)
- ITI Engineering (Winter Springs, FL)
- Kitsap Composites (Port Orchard, WA)
- Lancaster Packaging (Hudson, MA)
- Merrill Aviation & Defense (Saginaw, MI)
- Precision Metal Industries (Pompano Beach, FL)
- Shelby Mechanical, Inc. (Cinnaminson, NJ)
- South Bay Cable Corporation (Idyllwild, CA)
- TEVET, LLC (Mosheim, TN)
- TFab Manufacturing, LLC (Madison, AL)
- Trust Automation, Inc. (San Luis Obispo, CA)
- Wil-Nic (Freeport, NY)
To learn more about Lockheed Martin’s supplier diversity programs, including its training, innovation and outreach initiatives, click here.
Lockheed Martin and Crowley Receive U.S. Navy Nunn-Perry Award
Over the past several years, Lockheed Martin has developed many successful partnerships through the Department of Defense Mentor- Protégé Program, which incentivizes DoD contractors to assist small businesses in enhancing their capabilities, and to increase the participation of such firms in Government and commercial contracts. As a result, Lockheed Martin has won multiple Nunn-Perry Awards, which was named in honor of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and former Defense Secretary William Perry to recognize outstanding mentor-protégé teamwork and technical achievement.
Pictured (left to right): Ken Carkhkuff, NAVAIR OSBP; Brad Taylor, DoD OSBP; Sheila Oechslin, Lockheed Martin Supplier Diversity; Chris Ivanonko, Lockheed Martin MPP PM; Tom Crowley, President, Crowley Fabricating & Machining, Co., Emily D. Harman, SES, SECNAV, OSBP
Congratulations to the Lockheed Martin and Crowley Fabricating & Machining Co., Inc. team for being awarded the 2015 DoD Nunn-Perry award, the only US Navy winner for FY15. Protégé Crowley Fabricating & Machining Co., Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that specializes in metal stamping, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling and turning, water-jet cutting, and sheet metal fabricating and assembly. Crowley achievements from the Mentor-Protégé agreement include: a 33% increase in employee growth, a 97% increase in annual revenue, more than 6 DoD prime contracts awards, and over 360 DoD subcontract awards; as well as increased technical innovations and capabilities, including Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) techniques, spot welding, sheet metal fabricating expansion, achievement of ISO9001 and AS9100 certifications, and finally, enhanced cybersecurity readiness.
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Awards
Kurt Ravenfeld, left, Director, Global Supply Chain Operations, Corporate Engineering, Technology & Operations, accepts a leadership award for the Corporation’s best practices in supply chain sustainability.