Press Release • November 17, 2018

iBase-t Announces 2018 Digital Manufacturing Leadership Award Winners

Tom Hennessey Tom Hennessey

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.Nov. 14, 2018 — iBase-t, a leading provider of manufacturing, MRO and quality software solutions to complex, highly regulated industries, announced today this year’s recipients of its Digital Manufacturing Leadership Awards, presented at the company’s business conference, Excelerate, which was held from October 22 to 26, 2018 in Dana Point, CA.

The Digital Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor manufacturing enterprises that are leveraging iBase-t’s Digital Manufacturing solutions to significantly improve their businesses, and leveraging iBase-t as the foundation to shape the future of their complex manufacturing operations. iBase-t recognizes leading manufacturers and MRO providers who are using iBase-t Digital Manufacturing-based solutions for transformational breakthroughs.

“It’s a privilege for us to recognize leaders in the manufacturing industry for their excellence in digital transformation and innovation,” said Naveen Poonian, Chief Operating Officer of iBase-t. “This year’s award winners have shown a proven excellence in complex manufacturing, and a dedication to operational excellence. We’re looking forward to seeing how these companies can inspire others in the manufacturing space.”

Digital Enterprise Leadership Award Winners:

Solar Turbines
Pursuit of Innovation
Solar Turbines was one of iBase-t’s first customers in the heavy equipment industry, and immediately took on an aggressive project of bringing three companies together by connecting their PTC PLM platform with iBase-t’s Solumina MES. Throughout the project, every member of the Solar Turbines team served as a great partner—from project management, to testing, coding and product development, proving themselves to be true champions.

Pratt & Whitney
Broadest Adoption
Pratt & Whitney took on the bold task of broadly implementing iBase-t solutions throughout their sites, bringing disparate processes together. Although the project and implementation has changed ownership throughout the process, Pratt & Whitney has used dedication and perseverance to expand their footprint. The company was also the first to deploy iBase-t’s Solumina as a cloud-based solution.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Speed of Deployment 
In only three months, Lockheed Martin went live with iBase-t’s MRO solution and Offline capabilities to manage the maintenance of one of their largest and most important programs, the F-35. Throughout these three months, the company displayed skill, dedication and trust—and highlighted the benefits of a strong partnership between vendor and customer.

Textron Systems
Business Transformation
Textron Systems is relentless in their drive to succeed. The company continues to onboard iBase-t Digital Manufacturing solutions across multiple divisions while always learning and applying lessons learned to the next divisions’ roll-out. Textron Systems is a true example of tenacity and ambition.

Parker Hannifin
Outstanding G8 Upgrade
An enterprise system upgrade can be challenging, but by developing a dedicated team with in-depth knowledge, Parker Hannifin was able to upgrade five divisions from iBase-t’s G7 to G8 with minimal support from iBase-t. The company created an extensive guide that defined the processes, validation steps, check lists, and high-level overviews for the upgrade. The company’s attention to detail and drive ensured the upgrade was a success.

Virgin Orbit – Andrzej Goryca
Premier Partner
Andrzej Goryca, Senior Enterprise Systems Manager at Virgin Orbit, was recognized for the added value he brings to iBase-t’s product and business development strategies. Goryca has helped with the company’s development efforts, provided quality input on customer care and feedback, and served as a true confidant regarding iBase-t’s overall strategy.

Textron Systems – Todd Kackley
Premier Partner
Todd Kackley, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Textron Systems, was recognized as a valued strategic partner who provides constructive and detailed feedback on iBase-t’s new processes and puts best practices to the test, supporting the company in its innovation.



About iBase-t

iBase-t is a leading provider of software solutions for complex, highly regulated industries, like Aerospace and Defense, Medical Devices, Nuclear, Industrial Equipment, Electronics, and Shipbuilding. iBase-t’s Digital Manufacturing software streamlines and integrates Manufacturing Execution System and Operations Management (MES/MOM)Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Enterprise Quality Management Systems (EQMS) for operations and Supplier Quality Management. iBase-t’s software is implemented by many leading industrial organizations as part of their enterprise Digital Thread initiatives.