Saturday, December 11, 2010

DDC Receives Lockheed Platinum Level Preferred Supplier Award

Data Device Corporation (DDC), a leading international supplier of high-reliability data interface products and a long-time supplier for Lockheed Martin, has been elevated to the Platinum level in the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Preferred Supplier Program.

Platinum level represents an elite circle of suppliers who have continuously achieved superior Performance, Responsiveness, Business System Review, LSS (RPA) Assessment, and Process Control. Performance criteria include achievement of 100% Quality and On-time delivery. This is the third award that DDC has received from Lockheed Martin in recognition of superior performance, previously achieving Gold and STAR supplier status, and DDC is honored now to be recognized with a Platinum level award, Lockheed Martin’s highest preferred supplier rating. Each increase in level, from Silver to Gold to Platinum, represents not only a significant increase in business performance, but also requires companies to maintain this high level of service over an increasingly longer span of time. DDC, with over four decades of experience supporting the extended life cycles and high reliability demands of military and aerospace programs, internalizes these criteria within every area of design, manufacturing, and customer service, to ensure that our customers continually receive the highest quality, dependability, and support.

“DDC earned this award, which only four other companies have received to date, based upon continually achieving 100 percent quality and on-time delivery performance, as well as for its demonstrated commitment to excellence”, announced Teresa Scanlan, Materials director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

“DDC is proud to have achieved the high standards required by Lockheed Martin to become a Platinum Level Preferred Supplier, and we look forward to continuing to support Lockheed Martin with our decades of MIL-STD-1553 experience and long standing commitment to reliability and superior support”, stated John Haynes, DDC’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

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