Stephen E. Gill, Chairman & CEO of The Gill Corporation, was presented with the Fourth Annual Gilbert W. Speed Award, honoring outstanding leadership and collaboration across the global aerospace and defense supply chain. Stephen Gill is the fourth winner of the award which was presented by the Aviation Week Network at its 32nd Annual SpeedNews Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference in Beverly Hills, CA.
Stephen began working at the family business at age 14. He attended the University of Southern California and worked summers and throughout college at the corporation. In 1965, Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and joined The Gill Corporation on a full time basis.
In 1991, Stephen stepped into the role of CEO and executed a corporate growth strategy that involved significant facilities expansion and strategic acquisitions. The Company has grown in sales from $18 million in 1993 to over $260 million in 2017. The Gill Corporation is headquartered in El Monte, California and employs over 1000 personnel worldwide. The company has received numerous recognitions of excellence including the prestigious Boeing Supplier of the Year.
Stephen exemplifies the qualities we remember in Gil Speed in terms of innovation and a customer-first leadership style," said Greg Hamilton, President of Aviation Week Network. "He also has inspired and mentored so many of today's best in science, engineering, manufacturing and operations."
"I am truly honored to receive this recognition in an industry that's been my life's work," said Stephen Gill. "Gil Speed and I shared a common passion for commercial aviation. Gil was a friend, trusted advisor and contributed greatly to the success of The Gill Corporation. I am proud that SpeedNews and the Gil Speed family have selected me for this prestigious award and appreciate the opportunity to express my gratitude to my colleagues and family for their support throughout my 60+ year career."
The Gilbert W. Speed Award honors the legacy of the man who founded SpeedNews, the aviation industry's newsletter of record, in 1979 and established its annual suppliers Conference in 1987.
For additional information:
Carrie Copeland – Marketing Communication Manager
The Gill Corporation
Phone: 626-443-4022 ext. 2257