Meggitt Defense Systems Receives Excellence in Advocacy Award

Meggitt Defense Systems Inc. (MDSI) a subsidiary of Meggitt PLC, a global aerospace, defense and energy leader announced that it has received the Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award for 2017. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance in government outreach activities to help government policymakers better understand aerospace issues and promote legislation that support aerospace companies.

Boeing suppliers are uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of key business issues that strengthens awareness among community leaders, elected officials and decision-makers.

“With ever-growing global competition, lending our collective voice to advance shared interests is an integral part of our jobs,” said Jenette Ramos, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations. “Boeing and suppliers like Meggitt Defense Systems Inc. have shown – and will continue to demonstrate – that together, we have the ability to shape aerospace policy, and positively impact the economy, employment and communities.”

“Advocacy and partnership at the International, Federal, Congressional, State and Local levels has been a key element of MDSI growth” said Gerry Janicki, MDSI Vice President. “We want to thank Boeing for awarding us this important honor in the spirit of true partnership.”

The Boeing Company and its supplier network encourage policy awareness in support of the aerospace industry and manufacturing businesses across the US.


For further information please contact:

Meggitt PLC
Adrian Bunn, Vice President, Strategy & Investor Relations +44 (0)1202 597 867
Kate Moss, Group Head of Communications +44 (0)1202 597587

Meggitt Defense Systems
Gerry Janicki, Vice President Thermal Systems +1 949 465 7748

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About Meggitt Defense Systems
Meggitt Defense Systems Inc, a subsidiary of Meggitt PLC, specializes in the design, development and production of ammunition handling systems, radar and digital processing systems, environmental control systems and thermal management components. Meggitt Defense Systems products are in use on virtually all US military training ranges and on many of the world’s leading military platforms, including the Abrams main battle tank, the Stryker Mobile Gun System, the F-22, the F-16 Falcon, the F/A-18 Hornet, the P-8 Poseidon, the AC-130 Spectre Gunship, the C-17, the AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopter, the V-22 Osprey, the CH-47 Chinook, the AH-1 Cobra Helicopter and many others.

Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy. Meggitt employs just over 11,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.