GMN Aerospace receives Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award

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By Lauren Rowles | May 26, 2017
Boeing Advocacy Award

SEATTLE, Washington (May 26, 2017) – GMN Aerospace announced today that it has received a Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award for 2016. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance in government outreach activities to help government policymakers better understand aerospace issues and promote legislation that support aerospace companies.

Boeing suppliers are uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of key business issues that strengthen awareness among community leaders, elected officials and decision-makers. 

In 2016, GMN Aerospace mentored and developed over 12 new minority business enterprises in sharing best practices on how to do business with Boeing, proactively aligned with PFS 2.0, and was an early adapter of the Citi Finance Supply Chain Strategy. In addition, GMN Aerospace demonstrated communication practices with BCA, BDS, CAS, and the Boeing Communications Department by being actively involved in state and national politics of the Export-Import Bank. Tim Keating, Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Government Operations, recognized GMN Aerospace as a true partner and advocate for all interest of success for Boeing.

“The spirit of collaboration between GMN Aerospace and The Boeing Company is one of the foundations of our long standing relationship,” said Paul Michaels, Corporate Director of GMN Aerospace. “This recognition is a testament to our team’s commitment to being an advocate not only for our customers, but for the constantly growing aerospace industry. We’re honored to be the recipient, and look forward to our shared success for many years to come.”

The influence of suppliers by engaging with policy makers can foster awareness that provides multiple benefits.

“Our supplier network is one of Boeing’s greatest competitive advantages when it comes to advocating for our shared interests,” said Kent Fisher, Boeing’s leader for enterprise Supplier Management. “Suppliers like GMN Aerospace represent a critical business voice to help decision makers understand the incredible impact that the aerospace industry has on their economies, employment and communities.

The Boeing Company and its supplier network encourage policy awareness in support of the aerospace industry and manufacturing businesses across the U.S. 

About GMN Aerospace

For more than 50 years, GMN has been serving the Aerospace industry with mandatory markings and placards, and other custom components. Today, GMN is equipped with AS9100C certification and has expanded its capabilities to include front panel display integration, switch technologies, plastics, large format graphics and more. Through the years GMN has received numerous accolades, including winning the coveted Supplier of the Year award from The Boeing Company four times. To learn more about why GMN is the trusted supplier of leading Aerospace and Aircraft manufacturers, visit our website