Gore Receives 2013 Platinum Award from COM DEV For Supplier Excellence with GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has become the first and only electronics manufacturer to receive the Platinum Award from COM DEV International Ltd. – the global designer and manufacturer of space hardware – for its performance in supplying GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies.

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“We are honored to be recognized by COM DEV for providing high-quality microwave/RF assemblies and meeting their delivery requirements. Our focus has been to provide solutions our customers can count on.” said Frank Kilday, product manager at Gore.

Landenberg, PA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has become the first and only electronics manufacturer to receive the Platinum Award from COM DEV International Ltd. – the global designer and manufacturer of space hardware – for its performance in supplying GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies.

Gore's cable assemblies maintain reliable electrical and mechanical integrity in demanding environments. This conforms with COM DEV’s position as a world leader in the production of space-qualified passive microwave equipment, specialized electronics and optical subsystems.

COM DEV’s business strategy and success are tied to their ability to deliver reliable, quality products on time. COM DEV created its Platinum Award for excellence in on-time delivery, quality and supplier relationship performance to align suppliers to their strategy. Part of the award is based on relationship measurements encompassing 21 categories, making this a challenging and rewarding goal to achieve.

“We are honored to be recognized by COM DEV for providing high-quality microwave/RF assemblies and meeting their delivery requirements. Our focus has been to provide solutions our customers can count on,” said Frank Kilday, product manager at Gore.

“We would like to express our appreciation to Gore for their dedicated commitment and continued support to COM DEV as one of our top-performing suppliers,” said Garry LaCroix, Director, Procurement.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high- performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3.2 billion and employs approximately 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at gore.com.

About COM DEV

COM DEV International Ltd. (http://www.comdevintl.com) is a leading global provider of space hardware and services. The company has a staff of 1,300, annual revenues of $215.5 million, and facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. COM DEV designs manufactures, and integrates advanced products, subsystems and microsatellites that are sold to major satellite prime contractors, government agencies and satellite operators, for use in communications, space science, remote sensing and defense applications. The company has won contracts to supply its equipment on over 900 spacecraft. COM DEV's majority-owned subsidiary, exactEarth Ltd., provides satellite data services for global maritime surveillance.

This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results indicated in any forward-looking statements. The Company cautions that, among other things, in view of the rapid changes in communications markets and technologies, and other risks including the cost and market acceptance of the Company's new products, the level of individual customer procurements and competitive product offerings and pricing, and general economic circumstances, the Company's business prospects may be materially different from forward-looking statements made by the Company. The triangular logo and the word COM DEV are each registered trademarks and the property of COM DEV Ltd. All rights reserved.

For further information on COM DEV, contact:

Gary Calhoun
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: (519) 622-2300 ext. 2826
Fax: (519) 622-2158
gary (at) calhoun (dot) comdev (dot) ca     

Craig MacPhail
TMX Equicom
Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 290
cmacphail (at) tmxequicom (dot) com

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