DALLAS, Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, announced today that it has been recognized as a Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer for 2017. Aviall earned the number two position in the elite Top 10 "Best of the Best" large employers that achieved the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer designation. This marks the fifth consecutive year Aviall has been named as a Military Friendly® Employer in recognition of its deep commitment to military veterans and active service members. Aviall moved upward from the seventh position on the 2016 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer list.
"Aviall is honored to receive this prestigious designation as testament to our many initiatives aimed at supporting military veterans and service members," stated Aviall President and CEO Eric Strafel. "From our veteran recruitment and hiring, to our Veteran's Business Resource Group, annual Veterans Luncheon and strong participation in veteran related community events, we're proud of the long-standing culture at Aviall that deeply appreciates the values veterans bring to the workplace. As a company, we have made a commitment to actively recognize, honor and support our veterans, service members and their families, always remembering their tireless dedication to our country and to Aviall."
Military Friendly® is the leading, time-tested, trademarked standard that measures an organization's level of commitment and success in creating opportunities and positive outcomes for members of the military community. New this year, Military Friendly® Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of more than 200 companies that were designated as "Military Friendly®" in November. Of those designated, 154 employers were recognized for excellence in different award categories. Companies competed for the designation through a data-driven survey process with criteria including benchmark scores across key programs and policies such as hiring and onboarding, opportunity and advancement, culture and commitment, and support and retention.
"All of our Military Friendly® award recipients set the standard for excellence," said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly® development. "They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers."
Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, published its special awards for 2017 Military Friendly® Employers and Schools at https://militaryfriendly.com. For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families.
Aviall will be featured along with other Military Friendly® award winners in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® as well as at https://militaryfriendly.com.
Aviall operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, supporting both commercial and defense business units within Boeing. Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries.
Aviall, which has headquarters in Dallas, is the world's largest provider of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services. The company markets and distributes products for more than 240 manufacturers and offers approximately 2 million catalog items from 40 customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Aviall also provides maintenance for aviation batteries, wheels and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint-mixing services. The company offers a complete set of supply-chain and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment, automated inventory management and reverse logistics to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and customers.
Military Friendly® and Victory Media:
The Military Friendly® Employers and Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of leading companies and colleges nationwide. The survey methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent advisory council of educators and employers and tested by EY based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. The survey is administered for free. Criteria for consideration and recipients of the designation can be found at https://militaryfriendly.com. Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, entrepreneurial and education opportunities through G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetreprenuer®, STEM JobsSM and Military Friendly® brands. Learn more about Victory Media at www.victorymedia.com.
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