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Hartzell Propeller Web Site Wins National Award

Date: March 30, 2001 Category: Press Releases
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Company’s Site Named as One of Top Ten Sites in Country for Its Category by Business to Business Magazine

PIQUA, Ohio — March 30, 2001 — Hartzell Propeller today announced that its Web site,, was recently selected as one of the country’s Top 200 Web sites by BtoB magazine, the premier trade publication for business-to-business marketing. In addition to the overall ranking, the site was also recognized in the Top 10 in the category of industrial manufacturing.

The magazine considered more than 700 of the country’s top Web sites for the ranking and selected winners for 15 categories, ranging from agriculture and construction to healthcare and professional services. In each category, the top 10 to 15 sites were selected, based on a variety of criteria, including ease of navigation, presentation, quality of information, interactive resources, e-commerce capabilities and any other extra features that make the site unique. Out of a possible 35 points, Hartzell Propeller scored a leading 29.

Hartzell engaged David K. Burnap Electronic Marketing of Dayton, Ohio, to assist with the design, development and management of the site. It received special notice for its “excellent customer support and catalog materials,” showcasing the site’s focus on reaching target markets and on building customer relationships.

“As a small company, we are extremely proud that our Web site was recognized in the same class as those of some of the country’s largest and most elite companies,” said Hartzell Propeller Senior Vice President Marketing, Applications & Customer Support Mike Disbrow. “We continue to explore ways to improve our site to ensure that customers and aviation enthusiasts have access to timely information relating to our company, products and services.”

For more information on the Web site rankings, visit BtoB magazine at

As Advertising Age’s Newspaper of the Marketing Revolution, BtoB serves 55,000 marketing champions at Fortune 1000 companies charged with the task of plotting their companies’ course through the revolution in the business-to-business market. BtoB focuses on the convergence of current marketing practices with the Internet era and provides practical, perceptive and provocative news, case studies, technology trends, reviews of the latest marketing campaigns, data, and real-world tips.

Hartzell Propeller Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of propeller systems, well known for its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities. The company is rich in aviation heritage, tracing its beginnings to relationships with Orville Wright and Glenn Curtiss. Significant technical innovations include the industry’s first full-feathering propeller for light twins, the first fully reversing propellers for corporate turboprops and the industry’s first composite structure blades. Hartzell was recently selected by NASA as the exclusive propeller partner for its General Aviation Propulsion (GAP) program – developing the next generation of general aviation propulsion systems.

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