BREA, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2007) — Aerospace industry supplier Kirkhill-TA Co. has received several awards within the sector in the past couple of months recognizing the company´s operational and customer service excellence.
The Brea-based subsidiary of Esterline Technologies won three awards Nov. 6 in the Supplier Excellence Alliance competition for Operational Excellence, Workforce Development and Most Improved Supplier.
The company was an SEA award finalist in two other categories as well, for Leadership & Culture and Leadership Excellence, the latter for which Steve Barton, Kirkhill-TA president and CEO, was nominated.
Two of the company´s operating units also were honored by customers this fall. Kirkhill-TA´s Brea operation received the Goodrich Supplier of the Year award in October, while its Valencia, Calif., unit was given the Northrop Supplier of the Year award in November.
Barton attributed the success and recognition to extensive ongoing efforts to fully implement lean principles at all of the company´s locations and a "great team of dedicated employees."