Speaker: Vic Sial
I am the President of iBASEt. The company was founded in 1986 by Mr. Amrik Poonian. He established a very clear vision for the company. The vision itself is very broad. Basically, it is to ensure that all stakeholders of the company – specifically, our customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders – are absolutely delighted with the interactions of the company. We have worked hard to ensure that we have stayed with this vision. We have ensured that all the constituents are very happy with the directions of the company, especially our customers.
The mission though, is extremely focused. The mission is to be the leading provider of solutions and services in our targeted industry. The success that we have had in delivering on our mission is demonstrated by our customer list. Nine of the top ten aerospace and defense companies are using our solution, Solumina, on several sites or at least within one site within their organizations. Some of the largest companies in the world like United Technologies Corporation (UTC), are using our solution. Our customer list includes Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, Hamilton Sundstrand (now UTC Aerospace Systems), Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrup Grumman, Honeywell and Boeing. Internationally, we have Astrium, which is a subsidiary of European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS), as a customer. Nothing could make a better statement about the company than this extensive customer list. Another key association that I am particularly proud of is that we had NASA as a customer. The space shuttle was doing maintenance repair and overhaul at ground operations using our solution. No other account could give any company greater satisfaction.
So, how did we get here? We got our start at the C-17 shop floor in Long Beach, California, which at the time was a McDonnell Douglas company. We got an opportunity to develop a proof of concept for them for electronic constructions delivery. Very quickly thereafter, we added process planning to that core piece of functionality, followed by quality and corrective action. Then, we extended the solution to maintenance repair and overhaul, or MRO organizations. Lastly, I am very proud of this additional functionality that is really starting to take hold at this point in time, and that is supplier quality or supply chain execution.
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