JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (July 27, 2010) – Carl F. Booth Veneers, a division of DeCrane Aerospace, has recently been recognized with a Top-Supplier Award from Gulfstream, a General Dynamics Company. The award was given based on excellent performance in the areas of: value chain cost, quality, reliability, delivery, and product support. “Only a small fraction of Gulfstream suppliers are able to display this symbol within their locations. You and your team have every right to be proud of your accomplishment.” says Bill Williams, Vice President of Materials at Gulfstream.
Gulfstream is a leading supplier of private and business class jets. Carl F. Booth Veneers has been supplying Gulfstream with aviation-grade domestic and exotic wood veneers since 1997.
Program Manager, John Striegel handles the Gulfstream account for Carl F. Booth Veneers. John says that, “working with the Gulfstream team is always an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Key Contact personnel are quick to respond to questions and to provide feedback regarding samples. This allows us to work quickly and accurately when filling orders for their projects.”
Patty Raisor, Booth’s General Manager says that, “The primary contributor to the success of Carl F. Booth Veneers is our highly motivated workforce. Employees are educated in an extensive cross-training program allowing us to be flexible and meet the ever changing needs of a valuable customer like Gulfstream. Another major contributor is our sample process that provides customers with live samples in less than 36 hours. The quality and selection of materials provided by Carl F. Booth Veneers are second to none.”
About DeCrane AerospaceCarl F. Booth Veneers is a division of DeCrane Aerospace, a leading supplier of interior furnishings, integrated assemblies, subassemblies, and component parts to the aerospace industry. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, the company also provides maintenance, modifications, and component installations for VIP and head-of-state aircraft. DeCrane divisions provide the latest furniture, seats and divans, veneer products, composite interior components, cabin management, in-flight entertainment systems, cabin security systems, avionics, auxiliary fuel systems, and more. DeCrane Aerospace is a portfolio company of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners II, L.P., a fund dedicated to private equity and equity-related investments.