Wilmington, DE, April 15, 2010
DuPont™ Vespel® Awarded UTC Supplier Gold Certification at Two Sites
United Technologies Corp. (UTC) (NYSE: UTX), parent company of Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, recently awarded the prestigious UTC Supplier Gold certification to the DuPont™ Vespel®
manufacturing site in Valley View, Ohio. In addition, the Newark, Del., facility was re-certified as UTC Supplier Gold for the second straight year. To be re-certified for the award, the Newark site demonstrated improved performance in every category following its original certification in January 2009.
UTC Gold Supplier certification and re-certification are highly sought after by UTC aerospace suppliers who are challenged to achieve certification based on demanding criteria. Award recipients are judged by UTC as delivering “Best in Class” quality and delivery, meeting stringent lean performance standards and achieving top ratings in customer satisfaction.
“These Vespel® sites achieved UTC Supplier Gold status by demonstrating during the preceding 12 months “best in class” quality and delivery performance, implementation of a lean culture and overall strong customer satisfaction,” said Craig Musson, director of supply chain and strategic resources for Pratt & Whitney. For more than 40 years, the Vespel® parts and shapes business has delivered ‘big science, part by part’ through high-performance, cost-effective solutions for aerospace applications. To learn more visit http://Vespel.dupont.com
or call DuPont at 1-800-222-8377.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
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Image 1: Left to right. Craig Musson, director of supply chain and strategic resources for Pratt & Whitney, presents the Supplier’s Gold Award to Judy DelTosto, DuPont Pencader plant manager - Vespel®
Image 2: Left to right. Brett Wolf, inspector - Vespel®, reviews the Vespel® part inspection process with Craig Musson and Ellen Phelps, Pratt & Whitney.