ORLANDO, Fla., May, 28, 2019 ( Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recognized 27 small business suppliers that made exemplary contributions to its Missiles and Fire Control business area’s products and services in 2018. TEVET received an award for their exemplary work to help Lockheed Martin deliver crucial missions to our customers.
For more than 20 years, Lockheed Martin has celebrated small business suppliers’ successful efforts in providing quality goods and services and outstanding support.
“Our small business suppliers are critical members of our industry team, enabling the production of the most advanced technologies for our customers and allies,” said Brian Kubik, vice president of Global Supply Chain at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “You are here because you are the top of your game. Our environment demands that we continue to get better and you continue to prove a commitment to quality and ensure we deliver innovative solutions worldwide.”
Lockheed Martin noted, specifically about TEVET:
TEVET is an SDVOSB with an exceptional track record that includes numerous Lockheed Martin business awards and success stories. TEVET provides excellent customer service by being 100% engaged from the planning and design phase, to quote, and through delivery.
They have consistently provided excellent and prompt customer service and is always very responsive to all requests and questions. In 2018, TEVET supported the Test Engineering HELLFIRE 11k Program and were able to support several configurational changes quickly to keep the program on schedule. Through their strong relationships with their distribution channels, TEVET is often able to secure and deliver items faster than the OEM. TEVET orders are accurate, sent to the correct address, and labeled according to Lockheed Martin standards every time.
As a viable, proven, small business concern offering a no-cost, value-add alternative that is worth recognition, Lockheed Martin is appreciative of TEVET’s outstanding work as a supplier.
TEVET is honored for this award and recognition by our customer. We especially want to thank (Brian Kubik, VP Global Supply Chain, Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control), for presenting the award, and (Kimberly Run) who nominated us.
This is the fourth time in a short span of years that we have been awarded the outstanding small business award by Lockheed Martin. TEVET is the only business/partner/supplier to do so, in such a short period of time.
Other suppliers recognized for their world include:
Lockheed Martin was recognized with the Defense Contract Management Agency’s highest possible rating for its 2018 performance and commitment to a diverse and inclusive supplier base.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.
Pictured above (left to right): Kevin Smith, Acting Global Supply Chain Director and Price Analysis Sr. Manager for Missiles and Fire Control; Tracy Solomon, TEVET CEO and President; Sondra Wyatt, TEVET-Lockheed Martin Account Manager; Brian Kubik, Vice President Global Supply Chain, Missiles and Fire Control
Pictured above (left to right): Sondra Wyatt, TEVET-Lockheed Marting Account Manager; Tracy Solomon, TEVET CEO and President; Kimberly Rung (Award Nominator), Purchasing Assistant, Sr Specialist, SEMAC
Pictured above (left to right): Lisa Baumann, Sr. Manager; Suzanne Raheb, Sr. Manager; Tracy Solomon, TEVET CEO and President; Sondra Wyatt, TEVET-Lockheed Martin Account Manager; Claudia Jara, Supplier Diversity Representative, Sr. Staff; Stacey Washington, Supplier Diversity Representative, Sr.
TEVET humbly thanks Lockheed Martin for this honor.