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AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 29, 2020 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is proud to announce that it has recently been named an Elite Supplier by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. This award is reserved for the top one percent of Lockheed’s more than 1,400 suppliers and was given to 20 suppliers in 2019. Goodyear was recognized for its contributions to the F-35 Lightning II program.
“This award is a testament to the hard work of our associates to deliver elite customer service every day,” said David Barnette, General Manager, Aviation. “It is also a recognition of our capabilities and the value we strive to deliver to all of our customers across the aviation sector.”
Suppliers are recognized with the Elite Supplier Award based on a variety of factors, including delivering reliable, quality parts, products and services on time; the alignment of supplier’s values with Lockheed Martin values; and a track record of proactively solving problems.
“Lockheed Martin’s supply chain is a vital part of building and delivering aircraft on time, with zero quality defects,” said Janet Duffey, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics vice president for supply chain management. “Through our strong partnership with suppliers, we are collectively able to operate effectively in a resilient environment and perform with excellence to meet our customer’s needs. This award recognizes and honors the commitment and performance from our top suppliers.”
For more information about Goodyear’s latest innovations in aviation tires, visit www.goodyearaviation.com.
About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 110,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. For additional information, visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com.
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