RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 28, 2009 — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that Rockwell Collins has named Bourns its 2008 Resistor Capacitor Commodity Supplier of the Year. Rockwell Collins hailed Bourns for its innovative products, dedicated service and inventive solutions. The Rockwell Collins senior management team presented the award to Mario Zuchovicki, vice president and general manager of Bourns’ resistive products division. Rockwell Collins recognized only 20 companies out of their approximately 10,000 suppliers for this award.
“We are honored and proud to receive this prestigious award recognizing Bourns as one of the best companies in the industry,” said Mr. Zuchovicki. “As a pioneer in the resistive products market, Bourns continues to build on its leading position with innovative products backed with strong technical support. This award is a validation of the importance Bourns places on providing both superior products along with outstanding customer service.”
“Bourns was chosen because the company delivers on their commitments, manages risk within their supply base, embraces LEAN principles, and is a responsive resource for Rockwell Collins,” said Roger Weiss, vice president of material and supply for Rockwell Collins. “Bourns is also a valued member of our Supplier Alliance Advisory council which was organized for the mutual sharing of supply chain management best practices between Rockwell Collins and its suppliers.”