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LKD Aerospace Announces Acquisition of Gladiator Technologies

Advanced Technology MEMS Inertial Designer & Manufacturer Will Operate as a Division Within LKD Aerospace


LKD Aerospace announced today that it has acquired Gladiator Technologies, Inc.


Gladiator Technologies is a design and manufacturing firm that since 2005 has produced industry-leading high performance MEMS inertial sensors and integrated inertial and GPS-Aided systems.


Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


No changes to employment or customers relationships at Gladiator Technologies is expected. Gladiator Technologies will now operate as a division within LKD Aerospace.


Mark Chamberlain, CEO of LKD Aerospace, commented, “Gladiator Technologies' advanced technology product line expands our technical breadth, broadens our product offerings and expands LKD into both tangential and all new markets. We are excited to add their people, products and capabilities to the LKD Aerospace Team. We look forward to incorporating their expansive product line into our global distribution services network and continuing Gladiator Technologies growth.”


Please find more information about Gladiator Technologies and its products at www.GladiatorTechnologies.com 



LKD Aerospace is headquartered near Seattle, Washington and since 1983 has provided stocking distribution services for select leading aerospace, defense and energy service OEMs including Honeywell, Triumph, NORDAM Transparencies and many others. The company also designs and manufactures both OEM and aftermarket PMA components and provides MRO services for engine components in its FAA/EASA approved Repair Station.


The Mission of LKD Aerospace is to be a global leader in distribution, design, manufacturing and repair services for our customers in aerospace, defense and energy markets by providing technically superior products accompanied with world class customer services and support. Our singular goal is to keep our customers for life.


Since its inception, LKD Aerospace has been governed by its core values:


Service Excellence, Commitment to Total Quality, Product Innovation, Continuous Improvement and Family Values. LKD believes these core values shape our company culture, define our character, and guide professional performance enabling all of us to do the right thing for our stakeholders and to treat others the way one would want to be treated. Commitment to and execution of these values enables sustained quality long-term growth.  


The company supports 600+ customers located in more than 50 countries on six continents. These include the world’s leading airlines, MRO’s, aerospace & defense OEM’s, governments and downhole energy service customers.


LKD Aerospace utilizes state-of-the-art ERP and information systems and our engineering design group uses leading design tools including SolidWorks CAD with FEA Simulation, ORCAD, PSPICE and SolidCAM iMachining for both rapid prototyping and volume production. Manufacturing facilities include our precision machine shop featuring high speed CNC Mills and CNC Lathes, mechanical and electronic assembly as well as a comprehensive environmental lab utilizing both lean manufacturing and six sigma techniques. LKD AEROSPACE’s quality system is certified to AS9100C with Design, ISO9001:2008, ASA-100 as well as FAA PAH and FAA/EASA Repair Station.


Learn more about LKD Aerospace at www.LKDAerospace.com




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