Sargent Earns Supplier Gold Status from United Technologies Corporation

Tucson, Arizona, June 9, 2011 – Sargent Aerospace & Defense, a leading supplier of precision engineered components and aftermarket services, announced that on June 2 the company was presented Supplier Gold Status by United Technologies Corporation.

“Sargent is a key supplier of flight-critical components to UTC’s Hamilton Sundstrand, Pratt & Whitney, and Sikorsky companies,” said Scott Still, president, Sargent Aerospace & Defense. “Recognition from these companies and UTC as a whole validates the emphasis we place on highly engineered solutions and outstanding customer service.”

According to Hamilton Sundstrand, Sargent’s Guaymas, Mexico facility is the first in that country to win the UTC Supplier Gold distinction. It is located in The Offshore Group’s Roca Fuerte Industrial Park.

“UTC’s Supplier Gold recognition program was established to acknowledge superior performance over a 12-month period in the areas of quality, delivery, lean and customer satisfaction,” said Robert Murray, vice president of supply chain at Hamilton Sundstrand. “Sargent’s performance over the past year has been exceptional.”

Sargent has adopted UTC’s lean assessment and other tools across all facilities and hopes to achieve Supplier Gold status at American and Canadian facilities during the next 12 months.

About Sargent. Founded in 1920, Sargent Aerospace & Defense is a premier global supplier of precision-engineered customized components as well as flight-critical aftermarket aviation services. Leveraging 90 years of expertise, Sargent directly contributes to the safe operation of countless commercial and military aircraft and rotorcraft, submarines and land-based vehicles. Sargent’s continuing investment in people, assets, technology and process quality ensures excellence and is integral to the company’s commitment to customers and their end-users. For more information, visit