BELCAN’S TECHNICAL RECRUITING RECEIVES 2019 BEST OF STAFFING® AWARDS IN THREE CATEGORIES

BELCAN WINS BEST OF STAFFING’S CLIENT, TALENT, AND TALENT DIAMOND AWARDS

Cincinnati, Ohio – February 7, 2019 – Belcan, LLC’s Technical Recruiting segment has received top honors from the 2019 Best of Staffing competition, winning awards in three categories: the Best of Staffing Client Award, Talent Award, and Talent Diamond Award.

Belcan, a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and information technology (IT) services supporting the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government services markets, has consistently garnered top ratings.

Belcan received the Best of Staffing Client Award for its high service quality ratings from clients, while the Talent Award is based on the ratings provided by permanent and temporary employees Belcan has placed at top companies worldwide. The company earned the Talent Diamond award for winning the Best of Staffing Talent Award for at least five years in a row.

The Best of Staffing Award is earned by companies based solely on the ratings given to them by hiring professionals and the employees they place at their client companies. Less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada have earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence.

“We are honored once again to be recognized by Best of Staffing for the high level of service we provide to our clients and contract employees,” said Donavan L. McDonald, President, Belcan Technical Recruiting. “These awards are particularly satisfying because we truly care about finding the best candidates at the world’s premier companies. I thank our excellent employees for making Belcan the leading technical recruiting firm across our industries.”

Representative Belcan client survey feedback includes:

“Belcan has always been speedy and precise with their candidates… the candidates are highly qualified, and the perfect fit.”

“Belcan personnel are very responsive to our needs and inquiries. Excellent follow up with open items. Belcan personnel have dedicated themselves to understanding our company and try to fit the best person into our open job positions.”

“Belcan and their staff have been a great help to us, finding us help in a short period of time, and always getting back to me very quickly if we need anything. They are a great bunch to work with.”

“Belcan has always provided us with the best, most highly qualified candidates.”

Typical feedback from Belcan contract employees include:

“My overall experience has been nothing but wonderful. This opportunity has been fantastic and I am very appreciative.”

“This is by far the best temporary company that I have had the pleasure to work for. I would and have recommended Belcan to my family and friends. Belcan, you guys set the bar high for employment services.”

“I always had very quick response to any issues. The system for hour submission and expense reporting works very well. The Belcan associates I deal with have always been totally courteous and professional.”

Survey Procedure and Awards Criteria

The Best of Staffing 2019 Survey was sent to 658 of Belcan’s clients who had worked with Belcan for a three-month date range (early August 2018 to early November 2018). The Talent Survey was sent to 2,178 Belcan contract employees who had worked for Belcan for the same three-month date range. Both surveys were sent in early January 2019. For more information on the survey procedure and the awards criteria, please visit https://www.bestofstaffing.com/best-staffing-agencies/.

About Belcan

Belcan, LLC is a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes for customers – from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, automobiles, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide solutions that are adaptable, integrated, and value added. Belcan has been earning the trust of our customers for 60 years and counting. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.

About Best of Staffing

ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on ClearlyRated.com – an online resource for hiring professionals and job seekers to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.

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Belcan Wins Supplier Productivity Innovation Award from Pratt & Whitney

CINCINNATIJuly 25, 2018, Belcan, a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and information technology (IT) services supporting the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government services markets, announced that it has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Pratt & Whitney Supplier Productivity Innovation Award, designated by Pratt & Whitney as one of the two Most Innovative Suppliers.  This is the sixth award that Belcan has received from Pratt & Whitney in the last seven years, a testament to Belcan’s highly-valued contributions to Pratt & Whitney’s success as part of their enduring relationship.

Belcan’s CEO Lance Kwasniewski accepted the award on behalf of the Belcan team at the Pratt & Whitney Supplier Summit held in East Hartford, Connecticut.  “Belcan’s performance-driven culture is key to our six-decade history of exceptional service and the driving force behind our commitment to our customers’ success,” Kwasniewski said.  “I am very proud of our team for consistently delivering the highest standards of value and innovation to Pratt & Whitney throughout our long-standing relationship.”

“Belcan’s commitment to driving change and continuously delivering better solutions to Pratt & Whitney through value added innovations ensures the continued advancement and quality of our products, while allowing Pratt & Whitney to maintain its competitive edge in the marketplace,” said Mahesh Patel, Director, Global Engineering Sourcing, Pratt & Whitney.

“We are very proud of the talent and domain expertise our people bring to our customers – innovation is a key differentiator for Belcan and is highly valued in the aerospace community,” said Joe Triompo, President of Belcan’s Engineering Services Segment.

The award was based on Belcan’s 2017 achievements, including eight client patents, nine tool/software innovations, and 10 productivity improvements worth $4.9 million in savings to Pratt & Whitney.  Belcan also won the award as a result of its commitment to initiatives such as internal award programs, internal and external training programs, technical mentoring efforts, teaming endeavors, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) outreach.

About Belcan

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes for customers – from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, automobiles, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide solutions that are adaptable, integrated, and value added. Belcan has been earning the trust of our customers for 60 years and counting. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.

CPS and Partners Launch Cyber Security Academy at Taft IT High School

(Cincinnati) – Cincinnati Public Schools students at Taft IT High School will pursue a well-paying and highly technical career in cyber security thanks to a new program built in partnership with ComSpark Tech Innovation Summit, Lead Tribune Media Group, and Belcan.

“Cyber Security Academy is an innovative program that will give CPS students a jump start for a demanding and rewarding career in cyber security,” said Laura Mitchell, Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools. “Our MyTomorrow program ensures that CPS students leave our classrooms prepared to enter the world of work, earn a good living for themselves and their families, and contribute to our society in meaningful ways. This partnership with Belcan ComSpark Tech Innovation Summit, and Lead Tribune Media Group is a great example of how all of this comes together and gets CPS students ahead of the game.”

Students with the aptitude and passion to learn and study cyber security are selected to participate in the first year of the program. During the three-year course, which is being offered at Taft IT exclusively to start, students will take online cyber classes and at least one instructor-led class during the summer. Students will also have opportunities to participate in internships with Belcan.

“Belcan is honored and excited to be a part of this cutting-edge cyber security training program for students in the Cincinnati area,” said Terry Williams, Belcan’s Chief Technology Officer. “We believe this program will improve the lives of students in Cincinnati by preparing them for immediate entrance into a growing market with a high demand for trained professionals.”

Belcan’s Chief Executive Officer Lance Kwasniewski added, “We have a long and rich history of investing in the development of technical talent in our communities. This program provides a much needed talent source for the growing cyber demand.”

As online technologies continue to evolve and cyber criminals become more sophisticated in their methods and approaches, cyber security is rapidly becoming a top global priority. Governments and businesses need access to a pool of skilled cyber security professionals in order to keep themselves, their employees, and their clients safe.

“Cincinnati Public Schools will be the first urban school district in the United States to offer a cyber security educational track,” said Steve Wanamaker, ComSpark Tech Innovation Summit and Lead Tribune Media Founder and CEO. “ComSpark’s vision has always been to champion talent and innovation in our region. Our founding partners, Belcan and Cincinnati Public Schools, are true champions of these values.”

The program is a key aspect of CPS’s MyTomorrow Initiative, a vision of education for CPS in which every student is prepared for life beyond high school. To hear Superintendent Mitchell discuss the initiative in a recent CPS Making Progress podcast, visit: https://www.cps-k12.org/news/whats-new/superintendent-podcasts

Contact: Lauren B. Worley

Chief Communications and Engagement Officer

Cincinnati Public Schools

(513) 628-0016

worleyl@cps-k12.org

About Belcan

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes through adaptive and integrated services—from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, chemical processing, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide customer-driven solutions that are flexible, scalable, and cost-effective. Belcan’s unique capabilities have led to continuous growth and success for nearly 60 years. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.

Governor Scott Announces Belcan to Add 200 New Jobs in Palm Beach County

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Belcan, LLC, a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting and IT services, will expand operations in Palm Beach County, creating 200 new jobs. The company currently employs approximately 600 Floridians throughout the state. This expansion will be an investment of over $3 million in the Palm Beach County community.

Governor Scott said, “It was great to join the team at Belcan to announce 200 new jobs for families in Palm Beach County. Companies like Belcan continue to grow and create jobs in our state thanks to our efforts to cut taxes and reduce burdensome regulations. By investing in public infrastructure projects and job training with the $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, we can ensure Florida remains competitive and create opportunities for generations to come.”

Belcan has over 8,000 employees in more than 55 locations around the world and provides engineering, technical recruiting, scientific and IT services to some of the world’s largest organizations in the aerospace, defense, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan’s office in Florida was launched in 2001 and has experienced 300 percent employment growth in the past 5 years.

Belcan Chief Executive Officer Lance Kwasniewski said, “Belcan is extremely pleased to be expanding our regional presence and extending our long-term commitment to the great state of Florida. The thriving business climate created by the state and local governments, along with the outstanding universities and excellent infrastructure, are among the key factors contributing to the success of this area. We look forward to continuing Belcan’s rapid growth while creating an enjoyable environment for our employees and further enhancing the region’s economic development.”

This expansion project was made possible by partnerships with Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Cissy Proctor said, “I am proud that Belcan is expanding in the Sunshine State. This international company could choose to grow jobs in any other state or country around the world. Florida’s competitive business environment and low tax structure help support expansions like Belcan’s, and this growth will help families across Palm Beach County continue to prosper.”

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County President and CEO Kelly Smallridge said, “Belcan’s expansion is proof that Palm Beach County is a great place to grow businesses and jobs. Our county is home to 1300 aviation/aerospace companies that employ 17,000 at an average salary of $90,000. We appreciate the support of Palm Beach County’s Board of County Commissioners and the City of West Palm Beach in bringing this project to fruition.”

Director of Economic Development for Florida Power & Light Company and Enterprise Florida board member Crystal Stiles said, “Belcan is a great example of job creation in Florida. Florida has one of the best economic development systems in the country comprised of dedicated individuals who work hard every day to make Florida one of the best places for business. The 200 new jobs being created by Belcan are another example of growth that is happening all around our state.”

City of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio said, “The City of West Palm Beach is proud to welcome Belcan to our community. Job creation continues to be a priority for the City and we value the growth that Belcan will bring to our community. This is another example of our solid economic partnerships with the Business Development Board, Palm Beach County and State of Florida to bring opportunity to our residents.”

Palm Beach County Mayor Paulette Burdick said, “This was a very competitive project as the company was considering moving to another state. The State, County, City of West Palm Beach, and the BDB worked closely together to ensure that Belcan stayed in our area. With our combined efforts we hit a homerun.”

About Belcan

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes through adaptive and integrated services. From jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, chemical processing, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide customer-driven solutions that are flexible, scalable, and cost-effective. Belcan’s unique capabilities have led to continuous growth and success for nearly 60 years. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI facilitates job growth through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses. EFI launched “Florida – The Future is Here” to promote the state as the nation’s premier business destination.

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Belcan Government Services Announces New Senior Hires

Belcan, LLC today announced several new senior hires in its recently launched Belcan Government Services (BGS) group. They include Rodney Hite, Vice President, Growth and Strategy; Clint Green, Vice President, Technology and Innovation, and Bob Kwaja, Vice President, Finance.

“We have assembled an impressive senior team right out of the gate, whose deep sector experience will be a great asset to our Government Services clients as we continue to increase our market presence,” said Lee Shabe, President of Belcan Government Services. “I look forward to working with Rodney, Clint, and Bob as we continue to build our government-focused professional services, engineering services, and managed services offerings.”

Belcan’s newly formed Government Services segment was established to create a global portfolio of government IT and cyber security offerings, while providing a platform for exceptional customer service.

Rodney Hite, Vice President, Growth and Strategy: As the Vice President, Growth and Strategy, Mr. Hite will be responsible for the creation and implementation of the overall growth strategy for professional services and managed service offerings to Federal Government organizations.

For more than 20 years, Mr. Hite served as a US Army Special Forces operator with duties including operations management, military intelligence, and medical practitioner in areas such as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Following his retirement from the military, Mr. Hite has held various positions in military-related private sector companies.

Most recently, he was Vice President of Analytic Solutions for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). He previously was a Planning and Operations Manager on an irregular warfare support program in support of the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) in counter-terrorist missions. He also served as Vice President of Products, Services and Support for Saffron Technology, a complex analytics software organization, as well as Operations and Integration Manager at Data Tactics for the Tactical Cloud Integration Lab for the Army. Mr. Hite is a graduate of Liberty University as well as multiple military leadership courses.

Clint Green, Vice President, Technology and Innovation: As Vice President, Technology and Innovation, Mr. Green will be responsible for providing the technical roadmap for BGS in support of Federal Government customers.

Mr. Green has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, supporting companies ranging from OEMs to large services integrators (LSIs) to start-ups. He was most recently the director of Advanced Analytic Strategies and Development at ViON. He also previously was Vice President of Global Services at Koverse, a large data and analytics start-up; Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at L-3 National Security Solutions, and CTO at Ascolta.

Bob Kwaja, Vice President, Finance: As Vice President, Finance, Mr. Kwaja will be responsible for managing and overseeing all finance, contracts, pricing, procurement, and accounting functions, as well as M&A activities for BGS.

Mr. Kwaja brings more than 10 years of investment banking, corporate finance, and operational experience in the Aerospace, Defense, and Government (ADG) sector. He previously held the position of Senior Corporate Financial Analyst at Schafer, where he was involved in several of the company’s acquisitions, divestitures, and refinancing activities. Additionally, Mr. Kwaja was Vice President at Bluestone Capital Partners, a boutique investment bank exclusively focused on ADG. Mr. Kwaja received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.

About Belcan
Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes through adaptive and integrated services—from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, chemical processing, and cybersecurity. Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide customer-driven solutions that are flexible, scalable, and cost-effective. Belcan’s unique capabilities have led to continuous growth and success for nearly 60 years. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com

Joe Triompo Joins Belcan as President of Engineering Services

Belcan, LLC (Belcan), a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, and information technology (IT) services supporting the aerospace, industrial, and government services markets, announced today that Joe Triompo has joined the company as President of Engineering Services.

With more than 35 years of experience with leading manufacturers serving international aerospace, industrial, and commercial markets, Mr. Triompo will be responsible for leading the operation of Belcan’s Engineering Services segment. In this role, his responsibilities will include planning and executing strategy and high-level initiatives, governing activities of major customer accounts, and advising and executing on acquisitions.

“We are very pleased to welcome Joe to our executive team,” said Lance Kwasniewski, CEO of Belcan. “We are confident that his diversified experience, exceptional leadership skills, and thorough knowledge of the market will continue to drive Belcan’s growth.”

“The opportunity to work with Lance and the entire Belcan executive team during this inflection point in the Company’s development is an exciting opportunity,” said Mr. Triompo. “Companies have come to rely on Belcan’s specialized technical services, and I look forward to finding additional opportunities to enable Belcan to better serve new and existing clients.”

Prior to joining Belcan, Mr. Triompo was Vice President (VP), Customer Support for Sikorsky Aircraft, President and Chief Executive Officer for JET Advisors LLC, and VP and General Manager for UTC Power. He also worked for many years at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), serving in key roles at UTC’s Hamilton Sundstrand division, where his latest responsibilities included President of Engine Controls & Systems and President of Aerospace Power Systems.

Mr. Triompo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Science in Business Administration and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Fellows program. He serves on the boards of the University of Connecticut School of Engineering and the Connecticut Science Center, and has also served as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Technology Advisory Committee (HTAC).

About Belcan

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes through adaptive and integrated services. From jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, chemical processing, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide customer-driven solutions that are flexible, scalable, and cost-effective. Belcan’s unique capabilities have led to continuous growth and success for nearly 60 years. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.