The company was named an Outstanding Small Business for 2022

October 18, 2022

PHOENIX—Spirit Electronics reported that it was one of only five suppliers in the country to be selected as an Outstanding Small Business for Lockheed Martin’s Space division for 2022. Spirit achieved 100 percent on-time-delivery and 99.45 percent quality scores, the company said in a release.

Spirit Electronics is a value-added distributor that offers a wide range of electronic components, testing, circuit board assembly, and logistics services. It provides Lockheed Martin Space with authorized distribution and full-turnkey test and assembly for microelectronics and semiconductors, the company said.

“This is truly a team effort to win service awards and recognition from our customers,” said Spirit CEO Marti McCurdy, in the release. “From our dedicated account representatives to our sales and purchasing, our warehouse inspectors, our lab, our quality, and even admin teams, everyone at Spirit pours excellence into their work. It shows in our processes, customer satisfaction, and relationships.”

Spirit is a woman-owned, veteran-owned, and HUBZone certified small business. In the past five years, its team has grown from under 10 to more than 30 employees.

In 2019, Spirit purchased and renovated a 16,000-square-foot facility in a historically underutilized business zone in Phoenix. It has expanded from its roots as an authorized microelectronics and semiconductor distributor to offer MIL-STD-883 testing services, BGA solder exchange, and an in-house circuit board assembly line, the company said.

“This team truly embodies the tenacity and personal service of a small business,” said McCurdy in the release. “We are on a mission to redefine the supply chain by bringing multiple services and efficiency under one supplier for our customers, and this award shows we are achieving that with the best quality of service.”

According to the release, the Lockheed Space division estimated it will spend approximately $5.4 billion in 2022 with small businesses, generating economic growth and taking advantage of small business strengths in innovation and agility. Lockheed Martin Space’s Orion program alone includes 2,900 suppliers, of which approximately 50 percent are small businesses like Spirit.

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