Muskogee Tech. wins 4th straight performance award

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 4, 2016

One of Atmore’s companies was awarded the Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award for 2015.

Muskogee Technology (MT), a subsidiary of Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority, was given its fourth-straight performance award at the Supplier of the Year and Global Supplier Conference in Seattle, Wash.

This is the fourth year in a row Muskogee Technology has won either the gold or silver recognition from The Boeing Co.

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“We are so proud that Muskogee Technology has been honored with this award from Boeing again this year,” Tribal Chair and CEO Stephanie Bryan said. “This award is a direct reflection of all the hard work and dedication of everyone who works on a daily basis at MT to make it such a success.”

MT was also nominated for the Supplier of the Year award by the buyers with which MT has relationships and does business.

“It was my pleasure to be there and receive this excellence award on behalf of Muskogee Technology,” MT’s Director of Marketing Mal McGhee said. “We are honored to be part of an elite supply chain group for Boeing and we look to continue strengthening our partnership with them for years to come.”

Out of the more than 13,000 Boeing certified suppliers in 47 countries, less than 400 suppliers were invited to the conference. Of the companies attending, 75 were from outside the U.S. and present to network.

McGhee said it was special for MT to be invited and honored once again.

“Not only was Muskogee Technology among such a small number of companies to be invited, MT represented the Small Disadvantaged Business group as well. There were only a handful of minority companies that made the cut,” McGhee said. “That goes a long way in gaining other contracts with other companies down the road. To be able to leverage our success for more opportunities means we are on the right track to continued success with companies such as Boeing things. I am extremely proud of our team here at Muskogee Technology. And I am happy for what it means for the future of our Tribe.”

McGhee met with the top representatives of Boeing during the conference, including Kent Fisher, who is the vice president of supplier management for Boeing’s commercial airplanes.

Boeing is in its centennial year, and the conference focused on the company’s history and its future.