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Raytheon Honors Supplier Commitment to Customer Success
Suppliers From Around the Globe Recognized for Exceptional Performance

WALTHAM, Mass., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) recognized 15 suppliers for their exceptional performance at the inaugural Supplier Excellence Conference in Boston, Mass., March 31. The award winning suppliers distinguished themselves through superior performance on several specific key customer-focused metrics including affordability, technical capability, business management, and partnership.

"Suppliers play a critical role in our ability to deliver affordable, quality solutions on-time, every time," said David Wilkins, vice president of Supply Chain and Contracts for Raytheon. "The Supplier Excellence awards give us an opportunity to recognize and honor the suppliers who share our focus on customer success."

Suppliers were recognized with performance-based platinum, gold and silver awards, as well as special awards for exceptional performance in the categories of affordability, technical capability, business management, and partnership. Award winners are as follows:

Performance awards:

  • Platinum
    • Advanced Electronics Company, Ltd.
    • Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
    • Milton CAT
  • Gold
    • EMC Corporation
    • Flexible Circuits, Inc. (an FCG Company)
    • Orient Construction Company
    • Qorvo, Inc.
  • Silver
    • Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
    • Cree, Inc.
    • Qioptiq
    • RTI Remmele Engineering, Inc.

Special awards:

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne for excellence in affordability
  • BAE Systems Bofors for excellence in technical capability
  • Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. for excellence in business management
  • Jabil Defense and Aerospace Services for excellence in affordability
  • Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace for excellence in affordability
  • Nammo AS for excellence in partnership

A facet of Raytheon's strategic sourcing programs, the Supplier Excellence Program identifies mission critical suppliers for better engagement and communication; provides quantitative and qualitative measurement of supplier performance; and recognizes and rewards top performers who contribute to Raytheon's business success.  Additional information about Raytheon's strategic sourcing process and the Supplier Excellence Program can be found at www.raytheon.com/suppliers.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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