Production Manager Adam Reed Received Recognition for Yellow Belt Achievement

Adam Reed Lean AwardAs part of Plasma Processes’ continuous improvement initiative, key managers visited the Sur-Seal manufacturing plant in Cincinnati, Ohio to learn more about lean manufacturing implementation and best practices. The one-day immersion event comprised an in-depth plant tour, team-building exercises, and the opportunity to engage Sur-Seal’s employees on its thinking behind lean and various applications.

An industry leader in the application of lean principles, Sur-Seal was awarded the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Award in 2012. The AME Manufacturing Excellence Award recognizes North American manufacturing plants that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business. The primary focus of the award is to acknowledge continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation.

Plasma Processes’ own lean journey is being led by Mark Preston of Riverwood Associates Consulting based in Atlanta, Georgia. During the event, Adam Reed, Production Manager, received recognition for his yellow belt achievement.

Plasma Processes featured in Missile Defense Agency Tech Update

Green Propellants for SatellitesPlasma Processes’ green propellant technology was showcased in the Missile Defense Agency’s Tech Update, a quarterly newsletter for MDA technology transfer. The technology, funded by MDA in 2008, features combustion subcomponents compatible with non-toxic, “green” propellants with a goal of replacing hydrazine. Plasma anticipates the “green” propellant systems will be used for satellite insertion and station-keeping, reaction control, auxiliary power, and divert and attitude control.

Plasma Processes recognized as Innovation Leader

During its Third Annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama presented Plasma Processes with its “Innovation Leadership Award” to honor Plasma Processes. The conference, which took place Sept. 26-27, recognized the success of Alabama businesses that boost Alabama’s innovation economy.


Tim McKechnie honored as ASM International Fellow

Tim McKechnieTim McKechnie, president of Plasma Processes, was honored as a fellow of ASM International (formerly the American Society of Metals) during its Tuesday, Oct. 29 awards dinner in Montreal, Canada. The distinction of fellow is conferred upon members who have made distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering.  McKechnie, a Vanderbilt University alum, was selected for “pioneering development of thermal spray coatings and establishing a successful materials engineering company”.  Mr. McKechnie founded Plasma Processes in 1993 to develop engineered materials solutions for the aerospace, defense, energy, medical and commercial industries.

MSFC 2013 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award | Plasma Proccesses

NASA's Marshall Center Honors Top Contractors, Support Teams with 2013 Industry, Advocates Awards

Plasma Processes, Inc. of Huntsville, named Marshall's Small Business Subcontractor of the Year, for support to Teledyne Brown Engineering under the Systems Development and Operations Support Contract.



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