Rep. Sullivan Recognizes Data Graphics, Winner of Boeing Gold Supplier & Rockwell-Collins Platinum Supplier. Explanation of Awards. Commentary by Rep. Sullivan
Online PR News – 11-June-2016 – Mount Dora, FL – Representative Jennifer Sullivan (R-Florida House of Representatives Dist. 31) recognized Data Graphics Inc. on Thursday for winning the prestigious Boeing Gold Supplier and Rockwell-Collins Platinum Premier Supplier Awards. Each are the highest possible status the two aerospace manufacturers bestow on their suppliers. Sullivan and Data Graphics President Brad Butterstein unveiled the commemorative banners which will be permanently displayed in the plant.
Rockwell Collins awarded Data Graphics with Platinum Premier supplier status for outstanding service over the last twelve months. Data Graphics scored in the yellow, the highest possible rating, on Rockwell Collins’ three areas of vital business alignment: total cost of ownership, aligned technology, and customer support. During this time frame, Data Graphics manufactured more than 740,000 custom asset tags, name plates, overlays and labels for Rockwell Collins.
Boeing Co. awarded Data Graphics Inc. with Gold Supplier Status. Boeing’s stringent evaluation standards are often considered the model for grading manufacturing excellence, regardless of industry. At any given time, there are typically 100-150 Gold Suppliers, out of more than 13,000 suppliers Boeing deals with annually. Not a single one of the nearly 19,000 individual asset tags, nameplates, overlays, and labels that Data Graphics manufactured for Boeing in the last twelve months failed to meet Boeing’s quality standards or their delivery deadlines. For at least the last six months, Data Graphics also received a rating of 4.8 or higher (out of 5) on the General Performance Assessment Summary.
Sullivan, toured the facility and met with staff. At the end of her visit, she added, “Thank you for running such a first-class operation. I greatly respect your commitment to excellence and the way in which you genuinely care for your employees and their quality of life …These are the stories I want to be able to share in Tallahassee.”