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May 15, 2000

From Condor Engineering

Condor Engineering Honored

Contact Name: Christine Sanchez
Contact Email: sanchez@cmtc.com
WebSite: http://www.condoreng.com

With community and commerce officials on-hand, Santa Barbara-based manufacturer Condor Engineering, Inc. was honored for its commitment to quality during an awards presentation, Friday, May 12, at the offices of Assemblymember Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara). 
 
Cited for its ISO 9001 registration, AS9000 certification and positive impact on the economy, Condor received two awards of recognition-one, from the California Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC) and another, from Assemblymember Jackson. "We commend the management team and all the employees at Condor for working so diligently to achieve registration to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System standard and certification to the AS9000 Aerospace Quality System standard," stated Bob Patti, managing director, Ventura County/Santa Barbara Regional Center, CMTC.  
 
"It's small manufacturers like Condor that, by their growth and commitment to quality, contribute immensely to the state and local economy," stated Jackson. Condor Engineering manufactures hardware and software that is used for commercial and military avionics test, simulation, monitoring and flight applications. With 28 employees, the company has experienced a 15 to 20 percent growth in sales in the last year and plans on hiring at least six more employees this year. 
 
"ISO status covers all areas of a company's operations and was created as a universal basic quality management system that can be applied to any business," explained Patti, whose non-profit organization provided the consultants that helped Condor meet registration and certification requirements. 
 
Accepting the awards were Condor's Vice President Bill Weil; Quality Assurance Manager Pam Martin and Production Manager Debbie Kronsted. Also in attendance were: Anne-Marie Charest, marketing manger, Condor Engineering, Inc.; Jim Neuman, executive director, Santa Barbara Region Economic Community Project; Cameron Benson, district coordinator, office of Assemblymember Jackson; and Si Daily, director, Quality Systems Group, CMTC. 
 
A private, non-profit corporation headquartered in Los Angeles, the California Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC) was established in 1992 to provide affordable consulting services to California's small and mid-size manufacturers - those with less than 500 employees - to increase their competitive advantage through improved methods of management and manufacturing. Today, CMTC client companies have access to hundreds of engineers and technologists with expertise in virtually every business/manufacturing concern including: quality systems, Y2K compliance, management and business, manufacturing operations, quality certification methods, plant facility design and organization development. Information regarding CMTC and its services is available by calling (800) 300-2682 or visiting CMTC's web site at www.cmtc.com.