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W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. - Landenberg, PA

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Gore Receives 2013 Platinum Award from Com Dev for Supplier Excellence with Gore Microwave/RF Assemblies

Press release date: February 27, 2014

LANDENBERG, PA— W. L. Gore Associates, Inc., has become the first and only electronics manufacturer to receive the Platinum Award from COM DEV International Ltd. – the global designer and manufacturer of space hardware – for its performance in supplying GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies.

Gore's cable assemblies maintain reliable electrical and mechanical integrity in demanding environments. This conforms with COM DEV’s position as a world leader in the production of space-qualified passive microwave equipment, specialized electronics and optical subsystems.

COM DEV’s business strategy and success are tied to their ability to deliver reliable, quality products on time. COM DEV created its Platinum Award for excellence in on-time delivery, quality and supplier relationship performance to align suppliers to their strategy. Part of the award is based on relationship measurements encompassing 21 categories, making this a challenging and rewarding goal to achieve.

“We are honored to be recognized by COM DEV for providing high-quality microwave/RF assemblies and meeting their delivery requirements. Our focus has been to provide solutions our customers can count on.” said Frank Kilday, product manager at Gore.

“We would like to express our appreciation to Gore for their dedicated commitment and continued support to COM DEV as one of our top-performing suppliers,” said Garry LaCroix, Director, Procurement.

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

COM DEV International Ltd. ( is a leading global provider of space hardware and services. The company has a staff of 1,300, annual revenues of $215.5 million, and facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. COM DEV designs manufactures, and integrates advanced products, subsystems and microsatellites that are sold to major satellite prime contractors, government agencies and satellite operators, for use in communications, space science, remote sensing and defense applications. The company has won contracts to supply its equipment on over 900 spacecraft. COM DEV's majority-owned subsidiary, exactEarth Ltd., provides satellite data services for global maritime surveillance.

For further information on COM DEV, contact:

Craig MacPhail
TMX Equicom
Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 290

Jennifer C. Haupt


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