Eaton’s Aerospace Facility in Euclid, Ohio Receives GE Supplier Award

Date: June 2, 2010

EUCLID, Ohio … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation’s Aerospace Fuel Systems Division based in Euclid, Ohio, has received GE Aviation’s Supplier Quality Awareness Acknowledgement Award in recognition of outstanding performance and support for GE Aviation and its customers.

"Eaton’s mission is to be the best supplier for our customers, and Euclid employees are leading the way by earning this tremendous honor from GE Aviation,” said Bradley J. Morton, president, Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Their exceptional quality and on-time delivery ratings are among the best in our industry, and we are proud that they are part of the Eaton team.”

The quarterly award is part of the Global Sourcing Quality Supplier Initiative launched by GE last year to place more emphasis on people and organizations that help GE Aviation meet goals and deliver value to customers. Eaton supplies GE with high-quality and reliable fuel pumps for CF34-8C/E, CF34-10A/E, GE90, F110, CFM56 and GEnx engine programs.

Eaton achieved a GE Aviation 100 percent quality rating by delivering more than 700 fuel pumps over the last 18 months with a 99.9 percent first-time test yield rate. In addition, Eaton has maintained a high on-time delivery rate.

“In a day and age in which fielded reliability and delivered customer quality are of paramount importance, Eaton has demonstrated that quality excellence is a true differentiator,” said Dan Waugh, sourcing leader for GE Controls and Installations. “It is especially impressive that Euclid employees have maintained a zero escape record over the past 18 months, given the complexity and high volume of product that is shipped each week.”

Euclid’s excellence in quality performance has been attributed to several factors, including the deployment of Eaton Lean Six Sigma, Eaton Quality System integration into the existing quality-management system, a cross-functional team approach for scrap and rework reduction, and quality training to raise awareness of customer concerns.

Euclid employees were honored at an award ceremony on May 4 attended by officials from GE Aviation and Eaton.

“Our customers rely on efficient, error-free and on-time delivery to meet their goals, and that’s what Euclid employees consistently deliver,” said John Cherr, business unit manager –Aerospace Fuel Systems, Eaton. “Their gains are the result of focused, methodical efforts to improve performance in areas that are critical for our customers, and they serve as a model for Eaton in our continuous journey toward quality excellence.”

Eaton’s aerospace business is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; electric motors; aircraft flap and slat systems; fluid conveyance products and systems; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls; power and load management systems; and pressure sensors and fluid debris monitoring products and systems. Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, marine and off-road markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. 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 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.