Eaton Presents Supplier Excellence                       Award to LAI International

January 2015

Eaton's Thomas Karn (left) presents the Supplier of Excellence Award to P.J. Gruetzmacher, CEO of LAI International.

Eaton's Thomas Karn (left) presents the Supplier of Excellence Award to P.J. Gruetzmacher, CEO of LAI International.

 
During the award presentation, Eaton's Thomas Karn (right) delivered a personal thank-you to LAI operator Lynn Olson, who is responsible for making Eaton parts. (Not pictured: Phil Wintsch)

During the award presentation, Eaton's Thomas Karn (right) delivered a personal thank-you to LAI operator Lynn Olson, who is responsible for making Eaton parts. (Not pictured: Phil Wintsch)

Westminster, Maryland, Jan. 14, 2015 – Power management company Eaton recently presented a Supplier Excellence Award to LAI International for providing exceptional support to Eaton's aerospace facility in Beltsville, Md.

"LAI International has provided outstanding quality parts and services to Eaton for nearly a decade," said Thomas Karn, category manager for Eaton's Aerospace Group. "On behalf of Eaton, I'd like to congratulate LAI employees for earning this award."

P.J. Gruetzmacher, chief executive officer of LAI International, was proud to accept Eaton's award on behalf of LAI's Westminster team. LAI International currently has five sites across the U.S. with expanding capabilities, including advanced technologies in EDM, laser cutting, drilling, machining, 5-axis waterjet machining, additive manufacturing, and other technologies.

LAI is a certified supplier to many of the world's largest original equipment manufacturers in aerospace, defense and power generation industries. The company has earned many special certifications and awards for its quality, delivery, performance
and customer service, including several top supplier awards from Boeing, General Electric, Lockheed Martin and Northrop
Grumman.

LAI International (www.laico.com) is a minority business
enterprise and is among the 5,000 fastest-growing U.S. private companies. All of LAI International's manufacturing and fabrication facilities are certified to AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 quality management systems. LAI also offers NADCAP certified non-conventional machining and welding processes and is the world's first NADCAP-certified provider of conventional machining services.   
 

LAI International Team, from center to left: P.J. Gruetzmacher, Steven Bjorkman, Tricia Rosso, Becky Thompson, Tony Burke, Dan Amolsch and Terri Lambert. Not pictured - Thomas Sterner. Eaton Team, from center to right: Thomas Karn, Chang Huh, Kevan Fitzhugh and Jeff Albright.

LAI International Team, from center to left: P.J. Gruetzmacher, Steven Bjorkman, Tricia Rosso, Becky Thompson, Tony Burke, Dan Amolsch and Terri Lambert. Not pictured - Thomas Sterner. Eaton Team, from center to right: Thomas Karn, Chang Huh, Kevan Fitzhugh and Jeff Albright.