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Boeing Rewards Engineering For Exceptional Performance In 2012

Published: May 15, 2013

The Boeing Co. presented the College of Engineering at CSULB with a Boeing Supplier of the Year award for its exceptional performance and contributions to Boeing’s overall success during 2012.

The university, along with 16 companies, received its Supplier of the Year award during a ceremony at the San Diego Convention Center.

“These partners have gone above and beyond the call to help Boeing provide the best, most affordable products and services possible,” said Jack House, leader of Boeing Supplier Management. He added that Boeing must have a global supply chain that is capable of recognizing and reducing risk, while demonstrating a strong commitment to customer service and consistent performance excellence.

The Boeing global supply chain is among the most geographically dispersed in manufacturing. The company annually purchases more than $50 billion in goods and services from more than 23,000 suppliers around the world.

“We consider this award to be particularly significant because much of our efforts toward regional socioeconomic development have been directed to partnering with the Southern California business and industry. This is a great confirmation,” said Forouzan Golshani, dean of the CSULB College of Engineering.

“Boeing has been a major partner in the growth of CSULB College of Engineering, and we are proud to be recognized as one of the Boeing Company’s effective partners,” he added. “Our multifaceted relationships include numerous R&D projects, educational initiatives, student scholarship and support, and the Boeing Endowed Chair in Manufacturing.”

Boeing Supplier of the Year Award ceremony
At the Boeing Supplier of the Year Award ceremony were (l-r) Jack House, Boeing enterprise leader, Supplier Management; John Tracy, Boeing senior vice president and chief technology officer; Paul Pasquier, Boeing Engineering, Operations and Technology vice president, Supplier Management; CSULB Dean for the College of Engineering Forouzan Golshani; CSULB Associate Dean for the College of Engineering Hamid Rahai; Stan Deal, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president, Supply Chain Management; Joan Robinson-Berry, Boeing Shared Services Group vice president, Supplier Management; and Kent Fisher, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president, Supplier Management.

The selection of the winning suppliers is based on statistical measurements of quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support, cost and their ability to anticipate and respond to changing customer requirements.

CSULB was honored in the category of academia for outstanding performance as a strategic university.

–Ken Swisher