SEATTLE, WA – February 14, 2012 – The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance presented GM Nameplate with the award for Aerospace Company of the Year at its 11th Annual Aerospace Conference in Lynnwood, WA on February 7th.
The Company of the Year Award is presented annually to the aerospace company that has raised the industry standard for the Pacific Northwest. Selection was based on strong management, organizational structure and competitive business positioning. The gathering included representatives from over 100 different Aerospace organizations so it was with great honor that Corporate Aerospace Manager, Paul Michaels accepted the award on GM Nameplate’s behalf.
PNAA also announced that it would be awarding $20,000 in scholarships to students pursuing aerospace education. Fourteen Northwest students from seven colleges received awards ranging from $1000 to $1500. GM Nameplate generously donating to the scholarship fund in memory of Brent Sletmoe, a beloved GM Nameplate employee. Turner Prewitt represented the company and handed the winning student their scholarship award.
The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) has been promoting the growth and success of the aerospace industry in the Northwest for over 11 years. Its primary purpose is to help grow and maintain a viable aerospace industry in the region. This is accomplished through frequent educational and networking events and informing members and participants of important industry changes and business opportunities. A non-profit organization, PNAA derives sustaining support through membership and corporate sponsorships.
About GM Nameplate
Established in 1954, GM Nameplate specializes in providing custom design solutions and manufacturing of branding components including nameplates, decals, labels and custom panels; electronic input devices such as membrane switches, rubber keypads and touch screens; decorated and molded plastic components; value added assemblies; and large format digital graphics. GM Nameplate is recognized worldwide as a leading international manufacturer, which provides products and services that meet or exceed customer expectations every time.
GM Nameplate is a privately owned company with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The company employs nearly 1,000 people throughout facilities in California, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, and Asia (2).