January 10, 2012
Avcorp Industries Inc. is pleased to announce that Robert Coates, Senior Program Manager, F35 Program, Nick
O’Bree, Project Engineer, NPI and Rick Sasges, Director Contracts & Proposals along with a team of BAE Systems
counterparts were selected by a panel of BAE Systems Procurement officials to receive the Military Air & Information
(MAI) Procurement Recognition Award for 2011 in the category of Best Supplier Relationship Management. The
awards were announced in a ceremony held December 14, 2011 at the Avcorp facility in Delta, B.C. by BAE Systems
executives Chris Allam, Senior Vice President, F-35 Lightning II and Mike Marsden, Head of Procurement and
International Participation, F-35 Lightning II.
In announcing the award, Mr. Marsden said, “the Best Supplier Relationship Management award is presented for
demonstration of how the two organizations have worked together and the benefits that both parties have achieved
from strengthening our relationship and in the mutual achievement of program challenges and customer requirements”.
Following the ceremony, Mark van Rooij, Avcorp CEO and President added, “We take great pride in what we’ve
accomplished working together and look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with BAE Systems. And,
my congratulations to both the Avcorp and BAE Systems teams for their extraordinary efforts to support the F-35 OBW
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defence, security and aerospace company with approximately 100,000 employees worldwide.
The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced
electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2010 BAE Systems reported
sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion) and customers in more than 100 countries.
Avcorp designs and builds major airframe structures for some of the world’s leading aircraft companies,
including Boeing, Bombardier, BAE Systems and Cessna. With more than 50 years of experience, 483
skilled employees and 354,000 square feet of facilities, Avcorp offers integrated composite and metallic
aircraft structures to aircraft manufacturers, a distinct advantage in the pursuit of contracts for new aircraft
designs, which require lower-cost, light weight, strong, reliable structures. Avcorp is a Canadian public
company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:AVP).
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