Spirit AeroSystems Recognizes Airgas for Superior Performance


RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Airgas, an Air Liquide company and a leading U.S. supplier of industrial gases, welding technologies, and safety products, announced today that it received the 2017 Indirect Supplier of the Year award from Spirit AeroSystems for superior performance. Spirit recognized Airgas at the Spirit AeroSystems Suppliers Awards Dinner in Wichita, Kansas.

Spirit AeroSystems Supply Chain Management awards these honorees to recognize suppliers that have achieved superior performance, with nominations typically coming from the company’s procurement groups. Suppliers like Airgas can be nominated for offering outstanding support, expediting deliveries or providing weekend assistance.

Airgas has proudly supplied Spirit AeroSystems with safety products, packaged gas and hardgoods since June 2005.

Spirit president and chief executive officer Tom Gentile said: “Spirit cannot be successful without world-class partners. We are proud to recognize these suppliers for sharing our passion in delivering high-quality products on time. We look forward to collaborating with them in the future as we continue to meet our customers’ delivery needs and rate requirements.”

Airgas CEO Pascal Vinet commented: “We appreciate this recognition from Spirit AeroSystems, as it demonstrates the valued partnership we’ve developed together over the last decade and affirms our commitment to serve customers and deliver value. Our 18,000 Airgas associates look forward to helping Spirit AeroSystems achieve their goals for years to come.”

About Airgas

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals.

Dedicated to improving the performance of its more than 1 million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more than 18,000 associates, over 1,100 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access telesales channel.

As an Air Liquide company, the world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry leading technology and innovations.

For more information, please visit www.airgas.com.

About Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe. More information is available at www.spiritaero.com.

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