W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) has received a Supplier Appreciation Award from Space Systems Loral (SSL) Palo Alto, Calif., 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.”

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