Supplier Excellence Alliance Member Conference Tops 550 Attendees

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Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) held its most widely-attended Member Conference for aerospace, defense and space supplier companies.

The Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) Member Conference, hosted in Scottsdale AZ on January 24, 2008 by Honeywell Aerospace featured a stirring and insightful Keynote address by Honeywell CEO, Rob Gillette. SEA Member Conferences are educational forums featuring topics geared to the specific needs of aerospace, defense and space supplier company CEOs and owners.

This Member Conference was the most widely attended SEA event to date, drawing senior executives from primes and tier-ones, as well as top-level sub-tier supplier company executives from the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

SEA is the non-profit alliance of aerospace and defense prime and tier-one contractors and leading sub-tier suppliers organized to transform the global supply chain. Prime-empowered and supplier-led, SEA helps improve the performance of small and mid-sized production suppliers.

SEA member companies represented on its board of directors include The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, United Technologies, Inc, Parker Aerospace, Rockwell Collins, Cessna Aircraft Company, Honeywell Aerospace, Hitco Carbon Composites, Dresser-Rand, Roberts Tool Company, Cristek Interconnects, Photo Etch Company, Bodycote Thermal Processing, and DRS Technologies.

SEA sponsors include Mori Seiki and Avchem. During the Member Conference, Mori Seiki provided an update of their latest equipment offerings and services.

SEA partners and alliances include Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), California Council for Excellence, California Employment Training Panel, California Space Authority, UAW-Labor Employment and Training Corporation, CONNSTEP, Inc., Alliance for Manufacturing & Technology (AM&T), ASG Renaissance, and Net-Inspect.

To learn more about SEA, visit the SEA website at


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