October 5, 2012

Alcoa Fastening Systems Receives SAE International Award

Torrance, California…. Don Youngblood, Customer Account Manager for Alcoa Fastening Systems’ U.S. Central region, was honored with the SAE International Thomas H. Speller Award during the 2012 SAE International Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening (AMAF) Conference & Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas.

This award recognizes exceptional achievements of an individual who, through dedicated service, tireless efforts, high ideals, and vision, contributed significantly to the implementation of manufacturing processes and methodologies in the dedicated discipline of automated fastening machines and their applications.  Established in 1983, the award is administered by the Aerospace Automated Fastening Committee.
 
Mr. Younbglood has been with the company for 33 years.  Craig Brown, AFS VP Global Customers and Marketing said, “We are extremely proud of Don’s achievements. He has been a contributing member of SAE’s Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening Committee for over 25 years, and he has received a well deserved honor.”
 
Alcoa Fastening Systems, a business unit of Alcoa, is a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of fastening systems including specialty fasteners, fluid fittings, assembly components, and installation systems for aerospace and industrial applications. Headquartered in Torrance, California, the company has over 6,600 employees at 31 manufacturing and distribution/logistics locations in 11 countries.
 
For more information about Alcoa Fastening Systems, visit www.alcoafasteners.com. For information about its complete line of Aerospace Products, please contact Ms. Anne Brown, Manager, Global Marketing Communications, Tel: 1 714 449 4374; Fax: 1714 278 8726; e-mail: anne.brown@alcoa.com.



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Don Youngblood (R), Alcoa Fastening Systems Account Manager, receives the 2012 SAE International Thomas H. Speller Award from Archie Crowe (L), retired Lockheed Martin Manufacturing Research and Development Engineer