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Notice to Suppliers – COVID-19 Precautions

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Dear Supplier Partners,

As you are no doubt aware, the global spread of the COVID-19 virus has reached the United States and there now has been multiple confirmed cases of the virus affecting individuals throughout the United States. The protection and well-being of our colleagues, customers, suppliers and our surrounding communities from the risks of the spread of the COVID-19 virus is the top priority and therefore we have developed and implemented policies and procedures to address any outbreak in our community.

This communication is being sent to update you on the precautionary actions being taken at Gar Kenyon in alignment with our response plan that may impact representatives and employees from your company.

Effective March 13, 2020 and until further notice, suppliers will continue to be able to access the facility to drop-off and pick-up items, but no longer permitted to physically enter the building.  Our shipping, receiving and outside processing personnel will remain available to meet suppliers and their representatives at our dock doors to facilitate transactions.

Please note that any supplier representative who has traveled to or through China, Italy, Iran, Japan and/or the Republic of Korea in the 14 days prior to their intended visit is strictly prohibited from entering the facility grounds.  We ask for your help in self-identifying and assisting in advising any individual to which this would apply.

Please reinforce with your employees the need to practice good hygiene habits including the regular washing of hands and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, as well as seeking appropriate medical attention if one feels ill or has a fever.

Effective March 13, 2020 customers will no longer be allowed to access the facility.  All meetings and visits should be done via phone, web-ex or other appropriate media.

We would like to thank you for your support in adhering to these precautionary measures which have been established to limit the exposure to and potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.  We will keep you informed of any changes to the policies as they become available.  If you have any questions or require further clarification, please reach out to your point of contact in our Supply Chain organization.

Thank you,

Shelly Anderson

Gar Kenyon

Jonathan Fournier

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

At GarKenyon since: 2003

Education: Bentley University (BS Economics & Finance)

Previous Employers: Joined GarKenyon Following Graduation


Peter Ehrhorn

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Director of Quality

At GarKenyon Since: 2004

Education: University of New Mexico

Citations: Lead auditor for ISO9001, FAA Designated Manufacturing Inspecting Representative, FAA Repairman Certification, Regulatory Compliance Officer, AS9100 Management Representation, Repair Station Accountable Manager.

Previous Employment: Norco, Thermax

As Director of Quality, Peter’s primary focus is customer satisfaction by assuring that any item that leaves the building meets all specifications and is the best it can be. As a primary liaison between GarKenyon and our customers, Peter is bound by regulatory compliance, but always mindful and responsive to customer requirements.

Ken Ellsworth

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Manufacturing Manager / Engineer

At GarKenyon since: 2007

Education: Nassau Community College

Previous Employers: GE Aircraft Engines, Pratt & Whitney, Greenwich Air Services

With more than 40 years of aerospace experience, Ken’s primary focus is to provide cost-effective manufacturing solutions to clients of GarKenyon. Utilizing state-of-the-art computer numerical control machining centers that often combine multiple tools into a single “cell,” GarKenyon is able to produce the highest quality aerospace hydraulic & pneumatic components at a truly competitive price.

Bill Kaelin

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Business Administration Manager

At GarKenyon since: July 2012

Education: University of New Haven (MBA – Finance), SUNY Brockport, NY (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration)

Previous Employers: Best Impressions, Perkin-Elmer Corporation/Applera Corporation

Bill comes to GarKenyon with an extensive background in Finance, Business Administration, and HR Management. He spent 13 years as a Financial Analyst and Senior Financial Analyst in the Perkin-Elmer Corporation. Bill also has a manufacturing background as a Senior Production Planner of the latch sub-assembly for the Hubble Space Telescope.