BINGHAMTON, N.Y.—Eck Plastic Arts, a woman-owned custom manufacturer of plastic parts for OEMs, received a BAE Systems “Partner 2 Win” Supplier of the Year Award in Power and Propulsion Solutions in April. The award is based on exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2018 for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector.
Eck Plastic Arts was honored at a ceremony held in Manchester, New Hampshire on April 2, 2019. The company, one of 11 award recipients recognized at the second annual Partner 2 Win Supplier Symposium, was selected from a pool of more than 750 suppliers that worked with BAE Systems in 2018.
“We are grateful for not only the recognition, and excellent partnership, but also for the high standards,” said Brett Pennefeather, president of Eck Plastic Arts, in a statement. “BAE’s commitment to collaborating with local companies like Eck has allowed us to become a stronger company through improved controls and processes.”
BAE Systems’ Partner 2 Win program is designed to achieve operational excellence and eliminate defects in its supply chain by raising the bar of performance expectations to meet the demand of current and future customers. As part of the program, BAE Systems meets regularly with its suppliers at their locations to transfer best practices to ensure that the components and materials that compose BAE Systems products meet the highest quality standards.
“Recognition of our top-tier suppliers underscores BAE Systems’ commitment to delivering the highest quality products on-time and on-budget, in order to meet the demand of our customers,” said Jeremy Tondreault, vice president of operations for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector. “We are proud to partner with companies—including Eck Plastic Arts—who are dedicated to delivering the products that protect the warfighter on the battlefield and civilians who rely on the safety of commercial transportation.”
Eck Plastic Arts (www.eckplastics.com), located in Binghamton, New York, was established in 1949. The company provides fabrication services that include prototype and production injection molding, as well as thermoforming.