Cleveland, Ohio – Parker Hannifin’s Chomerics division – which supplies EMI shielding, thermal interface materials, and integrated display solutions – was presented with Boeing’s Advocacy Award at the 2016 Boeing Supplier of the Year Awards. Accepting the award were Scott Gunderson, global aerospace/defense market manager and Brian Mahoney, global business unit manager, both of Chomerics.
Chomerics received the award for supporting renewal of the US Export-Import (EXIM) Bank. A former Navy P-3C and T-45C pilot, Gunderson spoke to key congressional representatives about the need for the EXIM Bank, addressing a large audience of Boeing and supplier representatives, including Boeing Chairman, CEO, and President Dennis Muilenburg. The bank, formed to help third-world countries obtain low-cost loans to purchase American goods like airplanes, was later approved by congressional vote. Chomerics supplies Boeing with EMI shielding gaskets and other technologies.
Tim Keating, senior vice president of government operations for Boeing, publicly recognized and praised Parker Chomerics and Gunderson at the event.
“We at Chomerics are honored to receive this recognition by Boeing. It’s an acknowledgement of the outstanding quality of work by the Parker Chomerics team and reflects our ongoing commitment to excellence in serving our customers.” David P. Hill, global general manager, Parker Chomerics.
The influence of suppliers like Parker’s Chomerics engaging with policy makers can foster awareness that provides multiple benefits.
“Our supplier network is one of Boeing’s greatest competitive advantages when it comes to advocating for our shared interests,” said Kent Fisher, Boeing’s leader for enterprise supplier management. “Suppliers like Parker Chomerics represent a critical business voice to help decision makers understand the incredible impact that the aerospace industry has on their economies, employment, and communities.”
The Boeing Supplier of the Year is the company's official program to recognize suppliers who achieve the high performance standards necessary to meet customer expectations and remain competitive in the global economy.