For superior service in silicone raw material supply, NuSil Technology LLC recently received the Supplier Recognition Award from medical device manufacturer Mentor. With this inaugural award the stand-alone business unit of surgical care product organization Ethicon, under Johnson & Johnson (J&J), formally acknowledges outstanding suppliers who consistently provide high-quality materials and first-rate customer support. “The big picture of the Supplier Recognition Award for NuSil,” said Mark Anderson, Manager – QA Testing, NuSil Technology Texas; “is the visibility it gives us relative to J&J/Ethicon/Mentor and their supply chains. If a J&J company deems you a winner, you get a lot of positive attention.”
“The Supplier Recognition Award evaluates suppliers for their work with Mentor in the areas of quality, delivery, cost, and continuous improvement efforts,” explained Neftalí Feliciano, Sr. Supplier Quality Management Engineer, and Simón De Castro, Process Excellence Leader, Mentor. “It is meant to emphasize and encourage strong partnerships between Mentor and its suppliers. NuSil stands out in the supply world based on its exceptional technical competence, innovative ideas, and excellent customer service in order to deliver on what Mentor needs.”
Silicone raw material supplier and medical device manufacturer mutually decide and coordinate strategic measures for optimum quality control and the best use of time and resources regarding silicone production, shipment, and cost. NuSil and Mentor’s collective work benefits from a process of silicone supply that is dynamic and inclusive of NuSil production locations and Mentor sites as pertinent to the case at hand. NuSil has manufacturing facilities in Carpinteria and Bakersfield, CA and Irving, TX; these maintain a close relationship with Mentor and collaboratively accommodate Mentor’s needs from development of specially designed silicone raw materials to time-sensitive product delivery.
Mark Anderson; Jeff Westfall, Manager – Manufacturing, NuSil Technology Texas; and Brian Nash, Vice President – Marketing and Sales, attended a special recognition event on December 3, 2013 at Mentor’s Irving, Texas campus to accept the Supplier Recognition Award for NuSil.