Teledyne Brown Awarded Boeing Preferred Supplier Certification (PSC)
Silver Level of Certification Recognizes Excellence and Increases Potential for Partnership Opportunities with Boeing
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (August 27, 2003) - Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE) in a formal ceremony today was presented the Boeing Preferred Supplier Certification (PSC), an honor reserved for suppliers of Boeing [NYSE: BA] that score high in a comprehensive evaluation of statistical process control implementation, business processes and performance.
Boeing evaluated Teledyne Brown in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, quality, product delivery, cost, technology and support and ranked Teledyne Brown according to Boeing's stringent standards. Teledyne Brown received a Silver rating based on an impressive score of 3.7.
"Teledyne Brown is honored to receive this Preferred Supplier Certification from Boeing," said James M. Link, president, Teledyne Brown Engineering. "We constantly strive to meet our number one priority company goal of delivering the highest-quality product at the most cost effective price to our customers. We are continually re-evaluating and improving our processes to ensure that we not only meet our customers' expectations, but exceed them in all cases where possible. We look forward to new partnership opportunities with Boeing and continuing our positive past relationship supporting this outstanding customer."
Boeing has established three levels of certification - bronze, silver and gold - with gold being the highest. To achieve preferred supplier status, suppliers are evaluated against specific performance standards in three categories: statistical process control implementation, business processes and performance.
Suppliers who meet or exceed the standards in these categories are identified and recognized as preferred suppliers who are entitled to additional benefits that may include selection preference, reduced inspections, industry recognition and additional business opportunities.
About Teledyne Brown Engineering
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., is a full-service technology solutions company with core capabilities in technology development, systems engineering, design, prototype development, testing, manufacturing, logistics, and operations and maintenance. These capabilities are applied across a wide range of programs in aerospace, defense, information technology, and environmental engineering. More information about Teledyne Brown Engineering may be found at www.tbe.com.
About Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Teledyne Brown Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY), headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated electronics components, instruments and communications products, systems engineering solutions, aerospace engines and components, and on-site gas and power generation systems. Teledyne Technologies has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies' website at www.teledyne.com.