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
"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
Other Capstone Award winners named by Rockwell Collins this
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
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
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.
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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