Press Release

Flexial Recognized for Successful Implementation of Ito Quality Clinic System

Hamilton Sundstrand Operations Director for Energy, Space, and Defense, and Hamilton’s Quality \ ACE Manager for Space Systems cited Flexial as being their first supplier to implement

On Thursday, May 05, 2011, Mr. Frank Guimond, Hamilton Sundstrand Operations Director for Energy, Space, and Defense, and Mr. Gary Cronin, Hamilton’s Quality \ ACE Manager for Space Systems, visited Flexial Corporation’s Cookeville, TN facility to present the organization with an award recognizing Flexial’s successful implementation of the Ito Quality Clinic.

Yuzuru Ito was the founder of Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) and Ito University, established by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) as a material means to create a network to educate and promote Quality, Lean, and Positive Thinking Philosophies. The Quality Clinic is one of the major tool sets leveraged to drive continuous improvement and Total Quality Management. Flexial’s commitment to implementation is a testament not only to their competitive excellence, but to their commitment to customer satisfaction. Led by Flexial engineers Seth Johnson, Jamie Terral, and Jarrod Goodwin, Flexial executed the Ito Quality Clinic process exceptionally well, effectively integrating it into its own systems underpinned by Flexial’s web-based Business Management System, FlexNet. According to Mr. Guimond of Hamilton Sundstrand, Flexial was their division’s first supplier to achieve the award.

Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., is a world leader in designing and building space-qualified equipment. Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems has not only supplied the Apollo lunar space suit portable life support system and the Lunar Module environmental control system, but also produces the space suit for NASA space walks and has a number of mission critical subsystems on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS).

Flexial Corporation, is a key supplier to Hamilton Sundstrand, providing highly engineered edge-welded metal bellows, accumulators, reservoirs, and other products for fluid management applications onboard numerous space systems, including the International Space Station.