CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 2, 2012) – Rockwell Collins has named Kemet Electronics Corporation, a leader in capacitance technologies, as the President’s Award winner for 2012. The top honor was presented at the Rockwell Collins Annual Supplier Conference, which took place on May 1.
“Kemet has consistently met or exceeded our requirements, due in large part, to its close working relationship with our company,” said Kevin Myers, vice president, Material and Supply for Rockwell Collins. “It’s a living example of our philosophy to work collaboratively with suppliers to drive performance and innovation, which ultimately leads to cutting-edge, cost-effective solutions for our customers.”
Kemet, headquartered in Greenville, S.C., applies world-class service and quality to deliver industry-leading, high-performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world and offers the world's most complete line of surface mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic and paper dielectrics.
The President’s Award is one of five Capstone Awards presented by Rockwell Collins each year. For 28 years, the President’s Award has served as an acknowledgement of significant contributions made over the past year based upon quality, delivery, total cost of ownership, lead time and customer service. Additional criteria for this Capstone Award include commitment to technology development, innovation and continuous improvement through Lean processes.
Other Capstone Award winners named by Rockwell Collins this year included:
- Jabil Defense and Aerospace, of St. Petersburg, Fla., received the Green Award for its efforts to reduce energy usage while significantly reducing waste in its processes.
- Pho-Tronics, of Milwaukee, Wis., was honored with the Lean Award for applying Lean Electronics principles as its fundamental continuous improvement philosophy. This award exemplifies suppliers who excel in Lean practices and have demonstrated their Lean competency with world-class performance to Rockwell Collins.
- The Advanced Technology Award was presented to Arisawa, of Tokyo. The company provided a technology-based solution to Rockwell Collins that significantly enhanced the application of a current technology into new customer solutions.
- The Small Business Award went to Minerva Associates, Inc., of San Diego. The company founded the warehouse management system used in the logistics distribution centers operated by Rockwell Collins.
Supplier of the Year Category Awards were:
- Business Services Supplier of the Year
Ideal Aerosmith, Inc., Grand Forks, N.D.
- Corporate Services Supplier of the Year
Allegis Group Services, Hanover, Md.
- Display Technologies
Samtel Electron Devices GmbH, Ulm, Germany
- Electromechanical Supplier of the Year
Dow-Key Microwave, Ventura, Calif.
- Guidance and Location Supplier of the Year
AeroAntenna Technologies, Inc., Chatsworth, Calif.
- Human Machine Interface Supplier of the Year
Astronics-Luminescent Systems Inc., Dorval, Quebec
- Indirect Operations Supplier of the Year
UPS, Atlanta, Ga.
- Interconnect Supplier of the Year
ITT Corporation, Santa Ana, Calif.
- Mechanicals, Plastics and Rubber Supplier of the Year
Lake Engineering, Inc., Long Lake, Minn.
- Passives Supplier of the Year
Kemet Electronics Corporation, Greenville, S.C.
- Printed Wiring Board Supplier of the Year
FTG Circuits, Toronto
- RF and Crystals Supplier of the Year
Mini-Circuits, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Semiconductor Supplier of the Year:
Aeroflex/Metelics West, Sunnyvale, Calif.
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