Teledyne Wins NASA's George M. Low Quality Award
LOS ANGELES - February 6, 2007 - Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) today announced that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., has been awarded the 2006 George M. Low Award, NASA's highest honor for excellence and quality.
The award, presented annually, is given to a NASA contractor that has demonstrated excellence and outstanding technical and managerial achievements in quality and performance. Teledyne Brown, a NASA contractor for more than 40 years, was selected over a highly competitive field of contractors for the Low award in the Large Business Service Category.
"It is an honor to be a recipient of this prestigious NASA award," said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Teledyne Technologies. "This award is a reflection of the caliber of Teledyne Brown employees and their commitment to NASA's success. Teledyne Brown is dedicated to its commitment of exceptional quality and innovation to help NASA achieve its goals."
Candidates for the Low Award must be nominated by a NASA center and are evaluated on customer satisfaction and technical performance; schedule; cost; leadership and continuous improvement; research and development of innovative technology breakthroughs and items of special interest to NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL nominated Teledyne Brown for the award.
The award is named for George M. Low who was dedicated to quality and excellence. His career spanned space science, aeronautics, technology and education. He served as an engineer, mathematician, scientist, NASA Director and Deputy Administrator, Chairman of the National Research Council and President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In the space program, he provided management and direction for the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and advanced piloted mission programs.
Teledyne Brown has supported every space initiative including the Saturn and Apollo programs, Skylab, Spacelab, the International Space Station and currently the Ares 1 rocket.
Teledyne Brown President Jim Link accepted the George M. Low trophy at NASA's Project Management Challenge Conference in Galveston, TX today.
Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated electronic components, instruments and communication products, systems engineering solutions, aerospace engines and components and on-site gas and power generation systems. Teledyne Technologies has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Canada. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies' website at www.teledyne.com.
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