AKRON — Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. has honored Goodyear among its 20 Elite Suppliers, recognizing the Akron-based company as one of the top 1% of Lockheed's more than 1,400 suppliers.
Goodyear was recognized for its contributions to the F-35 Lightning II program.
"This award is a testament to the hard work of our associates to deliver elite customer service every day," David Barnette, general manager, aviation, for Goodyear, said. "It is also a recognition of our capabilities and the value we strive to deliver to all of our customers across the aviation sector."
Lockheed Martin uses a variety of factors to rate suppliers, including reliable delivery, quality parts, products and services on time; the alignment of supplier's values with Lockheed Martin values; and a track record of proactively solving problems.
"Lockheed Martin's supply chain is a vital part of building and delivering aircraft on time, with zero quality defects," Janet Duffey, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics vice president for supply chain management, said.
"Through our strong partnership with suppliers, we are collectively able to operate effectively in a resilient environment and perform with excellence to meet our customer's needs. This award recognizes and honors the commitment and performance from our top suppliers."