Cherokee Nation Distributors named Sikorsky’s Elite

BY STAFF REPORTS
05/11/2018 03:30 PM
STILWELL – Cherokee Nation Distributors, a company within Cherokee Nation Businesses’ engineering and manufacturing sector, has again been named a prestigious supplier in the aerospace industry.

Sikorsky Aircraft, part of Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Missions Systems business, recently honored CND among its foremost suppliers.

CND received honors as a Sikorsky Elite Supplier for best-in-class performance in achieving on-time delivery, cost and quality standards during 2017.

“This is a great recognition of our CND team and of their unwavering dedication to providing first-in-class service,” CNB’s Diversified Businesses President Steven Bilby said. “It is our employees’ commitment to building the highest-quality of products while serving our clients with innovative solutions that truly sets us apart as the best in the industry.”

Dan Schultz, Sikorsky president, and Mike Ciocca, vice president Supply Chain Operations at Sikorsky, presented the award at a recent ceremony honoring the company’s top suppliers.

“We have developed a long-standing relationship with Sikorsky and, through that relationship, established a reputation for excellence in our field,” Chris Moody, CNB’s executive general manager of CNB’s engineering and manufacturing sector, said. “We are extremely proud to see our employees recognized for their commitment and continued diligence, year after year.”

CND has also been awarded Sikorsky Gold Supplier status five times since first earning its Sikorsky Gold Supplier Certification in 2012.

CND produces wire harness and electro-mechanical assemblies, interconnect solutions, distribution and kitting. The tribe’s engineering and manufacturing sector also offers laser and water-jet fabrication, 5-axis machining, welding, and assembly for military aircraft, ground vehicles, missile systems and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle programs.

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