April 22, 2016
On April 13th, Elite was recognized by Boeing at the Global Supplier Conference for our efforts to connect with Illinois congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL 6th District) and advocate for the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The Ex-Im Bank helps support funding for key defense programs and protects incentives that secure manufacturing jobs for our clients and other US businesses.
In June 2015 the Ex-Im Bank authorization lapsed, but in November 2015 the Export-Import Bank received its congressional reauthorization through 2019.
Congressman Roskam visited Elite in June of 2015 where he toured Elite and met with our ownership, management team, and staff in a company town-hall style event. During the event, Elite employees asked several questions of the congressman including his stance on the Ex-Im Bank.
Kevin Halpin represented Elite during the 2016 Boeing Global Supplier Conference in Seattle, WA, to accept the Excellence in Advocacy award and take part in other meetings.
Overall, the conference provided a great opportunity to network with Boeing staff and executives, as well as learn about their vision and corporate goals. There was a very positive and bullish outlook from Boeing. However, they also realize that competition is strong in all their markets and that Boeing needs to be an innovator and leader in order to remain successful. In this competitive environment, Elite is tasked with working hard to do “more for less” with Boeing placing reliability, responsiveness, and first-time quality as top priorities.
We welcome clients to share information with Elite on important regulatory matters or other government/industry actions that may impact your business’s success. In many cases, we may be able to support your cause through our local, state, and federal elected officials in instances where we have mutually beneficial interests.