Northwest Aerospace News June | July 2022 — Issue No. 27 | Page 52

PNAA Honors Aerospace Award Winners at Annual Conference

By Marion Skalley , Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance , Special Events Coordinator

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance ( PNAA ), the region ’ s largest and longest-running aerospace trade organization , presented four aerospace industry awards during its 21st Annual Aerospace Conference : Advance 2022 , which was held at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Seattle , February 8-10 , 2022 .

Marion Skalley Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance http :// pnaa . net
PNAA ’ s Company of the Year Award was presented to SEKISUI Aerospace , as the aerospace company located in the Pacific Northwest that has exhibited exceptional organizational and managerial characteristics , while continually maintaining a strong competitive posture , thus raising the industry standard . SEKISUI Aerospace has been manufacturing and engineering products for the commercial aerospace and defense markets for over 32 years . It is a leading designer and producer of advanced composite structures , systems , and engine components using thermoset and thermoplastic technology for the global aerospace industry . Headquartered in Renton , Washington , SEKISUI Aerospace has 570 employees across all its facilities . SEKISUI Aerospace is spearheading the way to intelligent automation insertion and rapid prototype-to-manufacturing processing and design optimization .
Throughout the global pandemic , SEKISUI Aerospace worked to protect its employees while continuing to improve its business model . It implemented a tiered cost structure to keep benefits affordable and SEKISUI University for its team members ’ learning benefit to invest in leadership development .