Gore Receives Supplier Appreciation Award From Space Systems Loral (SSL)

Landenberg, Pa. (January 28, 2016) – W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) has received a Supplier Appreciation Award from Space Systems Loral (SSL) Palo Alto, CA, the leading provider of geostationary commercial satellites, in recognition of Gore’s dedication in supporting SSL programs.

SSL has a long history of producing reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world and currently has more geostationary commercial capacity in orbit than any other manufacturer. Gore has been providing SSL with its high-reliability GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies for more than 20 years. The supplier appreciation award recognizes the dedication of Gore’s employees and management in supporting SSL programs.

"We have had a long standing relationship with SSL," said Frank Kilday, Gore Product Specialist.  "We have continued to provide high quality GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies to SSL, who are pleased with our demonstrated flexibility and resilience while still maintaining high quality standards."

"We are in rare company to receive such an award out of the many hundreds of suppliers working with SSL," added Kim Stanyard, Gore Field Sales Associate, who has been working closely with SSL.

"SSL presented Gore with our supplier appreciation award to acknowledge the value of our close working relationship," said Kelly Rose, Director, Procurement & Logistics Supply Chain Management for SSL. "Gore consistently provides high quality and rapid turnaround for cable assemblies – always meeting critical deadlines for satellite launchpad dates."

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3.2 billion and employs approximately 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at gore.com.

About SSL

Space Systems Loral (SSL) is a leading provider of commercial satellites with broad expertise to support satellite operators and innovative space related missions. The company designs and manufactures spacecraft for services such as direct-to-home television, video content distribution, broadband Internet, mobile communications, and Earth observation.  As a Silicon Valley innovator for more than 50 years, SSL’s advanced product line also includes state-of-the-art small satellites, and sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations.  For more information, visit www.sslmda.com.