Bill Ahlberg (NGC), April Pinch-Keeler, Ken Rush (both MVLE), Vic Obringer (NGC)

Northrop Grumman Corporation recognized MVLE and 27 other suppliers at its annual Socio-Economic Business Programs (SEBP) awards luncheon held last week in Falls Church. The award recipients were acknowledged for their outstanding performance and support of SEBP, which expands subcontracting opportunities for all classes of small business concerns, including small disadvantaged, women-owned, historically underutilized business zones, veteran, service-disabled veteran-owned, historically black colleges, universities and minority institutions. World Class Team awards recognize suppliers who have demonstrated exceptional support and commitment to the SEBP goals and objectives, using criteria such as product, service, quality and record; demonstrated delivery performance; provided outstanding program support; shown superior technical achievement; and reported cost performance/competitiveness and/or continuous process improvement, among other factors.

“These awards recognize our small business suppliers for their outstanding efforts and continued contributions in support of our many corporate initiatives, including service-disabled veterans, mentor-protégé, historically black colleges and universities, and the Ability One program,” said Karen Williams, vice president, corporate contracts, pricing and supply chain. “The innovation and creativity of our suppliers allow Northrop Grumman to deliver the highest quality products and services to our customers.”