Lockheed Martin, Ascent Aerospace recognize global tooling systems

Global Tooling Systems, an Ascent Aerospace company and leading provider of smart assembly tooling, has been selected by Lockheed Martin as a top performing supplier for 2016, the company said.

Elite Supplier status is awarded to the top two percent of Lockheed Martin´s supply base of 1,400 suppliers.

This award recognizes suppliers holding a 98 percent on-time delivery rating with a 98 percent quality rating.

Ascent Aerospace will host representatives from Lockheed Martin at their Macomb campus in Michigan in June for an awards ceremony recognizing the large team at Global Tooling Systems that worked together to achieve this honor. Dan Pleshko, Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain Services at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, will officially present the award, joined by three representatives from the company´s procurement team.

Across Michigan, Ascent Aerospace employs more than 600 aerospace professionals and operates almost one half million square feet of production facilities. As the world´s largest tooling and automated fastening group, Ascent offers dedicated integration specialists and multi-disciplinary engineering services to deliver turnkey aerostructure assembly solutions to OEM airframers and their Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.