Belcan Wins Supplier Productivity Innovation Award from Pratt & Whitney

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.

Belcan Government Services Achieves CMMI Level 3 Rating

Arlington, VA – June 25, 2018 – Belcan, LLC announced today that its Government Services segment has been successfully appraised at Maturity Level 3 for CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® for Services. Belcan Government Services’ Growth & Strategy group obtained the rating based on an appraisal performed by JFR Consulting.

CMMI® for Services is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. An appraisal at capability Level 3 is characterized as a defined process. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools and methods.  The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity Level 3, is established and improved over time.

“Our investment in obtaining the CMMI Level 3 confirms Belcan Government Services’ commitment to delivering reliable and measurable service to our customers throughout the entire program lifecycle, from conception to delivery, to management and maintenance,” said Lee Shabe, President of Government Services. “Because our processes are well defined, Belcan Government Services’ customers can expect a definite service delivery schedule, clear communication plan and measurable performance metrics that are important to the mission.”

About Belcan

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, supply chain, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, 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.

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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.

Belcan Receives Best Of Staffing’s Client, Talent, and Talent Diamond Awards

Cincinnati, Ohio – February 15, 2018 – Belcan, LLC’s Technical Recruiting segment has received top honors from the 2018 Best of Staffing competition, winning awards in three categories. These include the Best of Staffing Client Award, Talent Award, and Talent Diamond Award.

Belcan, a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, and information technology (IT) services supporting the aerospace, industrial, and government services markets, has consistently garnered top ratings. Belcan won 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 the permanent and temporary employees they have placed at top companies around the globe. The company earned the Talent Diamond award for winning the Best of Staffing Talent Award 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.

“Achieving these honors is especially satisfying for us since both the clients we serve and the employees we place with clients are overwhelmingly happy with Belcan’s services,” said Donavan L. McDonald, President, Belcan Technical Recruiting.

“We pride ourselves on finding and placing the best candidates for each position, while continuing to support our Belcan contract employees even after they are successfully placed,” Mr. McDonald added. “Congratulations to our dedicated employees who deserve this recognition and who have helped make Belcan Technical Recruiting a recognized leader in this space.”

Representative Belcan client survey feedback includes:

“I have used Belcan’s services for approximately 10 years and have always had a positive experience in all my interactions. Belcan currently continues to provide me with good quality people which many have been converted from contract employment to full time employment.”  

“Everyone I’ve ever been in contact with at Belcan has been professional, customer service-minded, and provided great candidates.”

“The team is always very responsive, reasonable and overall pleasant to deal with. I truly feel we are a team with them.” 

Typical feedback from Belcan contract employees include:

“All phases of the hiring process were handled professionally by Belcan. There were no surprises and all my questions during the process were answered promptly.”

Belcan has been an excellent group to work with/for, anytime there is a problem the answer is only a phone call away. Periodically they even contact me to make sure all is good and if there is anything they could do to improve. This being said, it is clear to me that they are continually trying to improve.”

“Belcan has proven to be an awesome company to work for! They care for and treat their employees well!”

Survey Procedure and Awards Criteria

The Best of Staffing 2018 Survey was sent to 745 of Belcan’s clients who had worked with Belcan for a three-month date range (early August to early November 2017). The Talent Survey was sent to 2,479 Belcan contract employees who had worked for Belcan for the same three-month date range. Both surveys were sent in mid-December 2017. For more information on the survey procedure and the awards criteria, please visit

https://www.bestofstaffing.com/best-staffing-agencies/.

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.

About Best of Staffing

Inavero’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 BestofStaffing.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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Jennifer Hurson

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Carol Makovich

(203) 622-4781

carol@blicksilverpr.com

Belcan Announces New Senior Vice President for Government Services

Belcan, LLC today announces that Scott Briggs has joined as Senior Vice President of the Government Strategic Business Unit for its Belcan Government Services (BGS) Segment. In his new role, Mr. Briggs will be responsible for overseeing BGS’ scientific, engineering, and technical teams to deliver the highest standard of services to Belcan’s customers. Having served more than 30 years in the Navy and the Navy Reserve, Mr. Briggs has first-hand experience and a deep understanding of our country’s national security mission.

“Scott’s breadth of knowledge and experience of our customers’ mission is a tremendous addition to BGS,” said Lee Shabe, President of Belcan Government Services. “I’m looking forward to partnering with Scott as we continue to deliver excellence to our customers and increase our market presence.”

Mr. Briggs has more than 20 years of experience in the engineering and technology industry. He was most recently the Director of Business Development at ViON. Prior to joining Belcan, Mr. Briggs pursued parallel careers in both the private sector and the United States Navy Reserve (USNR). His USN active duty was as ship’s company on two surface combatants followed by instructor duty. During his USNR service, he rose to the position of Master Chief Petty Officer. As such, he served as the Senior Enlisted Leader across several intelligence commands and a faculty member of the US Naval War College, Senior Enlisted Academy.

Belcan Completes Acquisition of Schafer Corporation

Belcan, LLC (“Belcan”), a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, and information technology (IT) services to the aerospace, defense, industrial and government services markets, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Schafer Intermediate Holdings, LLC (“Schafer”). The transaction was initially announced on April 6, 2017. Terms were not disclosed.

Belcan is a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners, LLC (“AEI”), a private investor in aerospace, power generation, and specialty industrial companies. Schafer represents the fifth acquisition completed by Belcan in less than two years under AEI’s ownership.

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.

About Schafer
Schafer is a leading provider of scientific, engineering, and technical services and products applied to defeating national security threats. Schafer provides innovative engineering and technology solutions to the military, intelligence community, DHS, NASA, and others. Schafer has been widely recognized for its technical expertise and ability to provide objective analysis that leads to the development of innovative, problem-solving solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.schafercorp.com/.

About AE Industrial Partners
AE Industrial Partners, LLC is a leading private investment firm in the aerospace, power generation and specialty industrial sectors, focusing on highly technical manufacturing, distribution and supply chain management, MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) and industrial service-based businesses. AE Industrial’s team includes partners with C-suite operating experience in organizations such as GE, Gulfstream Aerospace, Power Systems Manufacturing, Hawker Beechcraft, Landmark Aviation, Bombardier, Aviall, B/E Aerospace, NetJets, and Grand Prairie. For more information, please visit www.aeroequity.com.

Belcan in Kentucky Today

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Could Aerospace be Kentucky’s Next Big Industry?
Kentucky Today

April 24, 2017

In Kentucky, we are used to the stereotype. Whenever we travel anywhere outside the state, we are recognized for the same three things; bourbon, horses, and KFC. Now don’t get me wrong, I am proud of these illustrious pieces of Kentucky lore and history. But as many of my fellow Kentuckians can attest, there is much more to our commonwealth. In fact, we are on the cusp of adding another major success to our list.

That industry is aerospace.

Have I lost anyone yet?

Nearly every time I meet with individuals across the nation, I get surprised looks when I describe the incredible things being done in Kentucky aerospace. In 2016, Kentucky had $10.85 billion in aerospace exports, making it Kentucky’s No. 1 export, and No. 2 in the entire U.S., behind only Washington.

However, it wasn’t until 2015, that Kentucky finally recognized aerospace when export data was released to show the state had $8.7 billion in aerospace exports. At that time, the state legislature passed House Joint Resolution 100 through the incredible support of Rep. Rocky Adkins.

It mandated that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the Cabinet for Economic Development, and the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs study the who, what, and why of the aerospace industry. While this study will not be completed until September of 2017, we have learned many compelling things about this thriving industry. Primarily, we have already discovered that these industries consist of more than 600 companies in Kentucky and employ 17,500 people.

Why Kentucky? Why not?
We have two major shipping airport hubs that can ship any product anywhere in the world, while most states have none. We are a day’s drive from 65 percent of the U.S. population and have numerous interstates and rail that allow the transport of tons of product and packages daily. Kentucky is a logistical dream for companies looking to grow and expand their business.

We also have a large potential workforce and a low cost of living expense.

Are you getting the picture yet?

We do have many of the big aerospace companies including, Raytheon, Lockheed, Belcan, Safran and GE. But aside from those larger corporations we have 600 other companies. Some of them doing things that aren’t being done anywhere else in the world. Take Space Tango for instance. They are one of a handful of entities in the world that have their own lab on the International Space Station conducting experiments. In fact, on the Space X launch in Feb. 19 a new batch of experiments was launched and installed on ISS by the astronauts onboard while communicating with Space Tango President and CEO Twyman Clements.

Space Tango is beginning to enter many interesting fields related to microgravity experimentation. Another portion of Space Tango is their research in exomedicine which is a way to utilize the microgravity environment of space to potentially discover different ways to look at biomedical research.

It doesn’t stop there.

Kentucky’s universities are also leading the way in many different fields in aviation and aerospace. The University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Eastern Kentucky University and Morehead State University all have well-known programs involved in aviation and aerospace. Moreheads’ space program is even sending satellites into space. In fact, Dr. Ben Malphrus at MSU is about to send a satellite into orbit on an important X-ray astronomy mission, and in 2018 he and his team will be sending another satellite to the moon.

“Our R&D efforts have led to the launch of five small spacecraft into space,” said Malphrus. “We will launch a sixth this year- the Cosmic X-Ray Background Explorer.

“The coolest thing, though is that we are leading a NASA mission called Lunar IceCube that will make its way to orbit the moon to investigate the location and abundance of ice.

“These missions represent incredible opportunities for young people to prepare for careers in aerospace- which they can now pursue in Kentucky,” Malphrus said.

We also have a very supportive state government, in all branches and on both sides of the political aisle. On Oct. 5, 2016, Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton helped organize and start the Kentucky Aerospace Industry Consortium with the goal to promote and grow the aerospace industry in Kentucky.

“With the aerospace and aviation industry serving as Kentucky’s number one export, it is critical to build positive momentum through a unified effort across the Commonwealth,” said Hampton.

So, what’s next? Where does Kentucky go from here?

The most exciting part is that we are just now beginning to realize the potential for this industry. We live in a time of rapidly growing technology capability that at the same time is also shrinking in physical size. This opens the door for innovations at every level and paves the way for Kentucky to make waves worldwide in aerospace.

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.