Eaton Scores Repeat Win in Defense Logistics Agency's 2011 Supplier Excellence Awards

CLEVELAND … For the second year in a row, diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation’s aerospace facilities have earned top awards for exceptional delivery performance and product quality from the Defense Logistics Agency, which provides supplies and services to America's military forces worldwide. The commitment to quality underscores Eaton’s growth in military aftermarket support for all branches of the U.S. armed forces.

Eaton’s facilities in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Irvine, Calif., received silver awards for achieving 12-month scores of 99 percent on-time delivery in the DLA’s Automated Best Value Supplier evaluation system. The silver award represents continued performance improvement for the Costa Mesa facility, which earned a bronze award from the DLA in 2010.

Of the DLA’s 7,000 suppliers, 186 were recognized for excellence this year, including 60 at the silver performance level. The awards were presented in June by Brigadier General Darrell K. Williams, commander of DLA Land and Maritime, during the 2011 DLA Enterprise Supplier Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

“Eaton’s repeat recognition is a direct result of our focused efforts to improve contract support for the DLA and find better and more efficient ways to serve our customers,” said Einar Johnson, vice president of customer solutions and services for Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “These improvements have paved the way for more opportunities to grow our business with the DLA and expand Eaton’s presence as a leading military aftermarket supplier.”

Firms that qualify for Automated Best Value Supplier awards must meet stringent Defense Department quality and delivery requirements established by the DLA, which uses vendor scores as an evaluation factor when making best-value award decisions.

As America's combat logistics support agency, the DLA procures nearly all of the consumable items used by America’s military forces, including 84 percent of the military’s spare parts.

In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; engine and airframe fuel pumps; electric motors; aircraft door actuation, flight and flow controls; fluid, fuel and air delivery products and systems; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls and displays; power and load management systems; pressure sensors, seals, and fluid health monitoring products and systems. Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, military weapons, marine and off-road markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit