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05-20-2009, SCHOTT North America, Inc.

SCHOTT Elecpac, LLC receives International Aerospace Quality Standard Certification

May 20, 2009 (Cary, Illinois) - SCHOTT Elecpac, LLC announced today that it has received qualification as a certified aerospace supplier to the International Aerospace Quality Standard AS9100B with a perfect score. With this new certification, SCHOTT Elecpac, LLC is now certified to bring its high-quality solutions to both the civil and military aviation and aerospace market.

SCHOTT Elecpac , LLC officially received the certification by successfully passing the intensive auditing process developed in co-operation with and for the members of the aerospace industry. This new standard of the International Aerospace Quality Groups (I.A.Q.G.) builds on the well known ISO 9001:2000 standard with additional requirements necessary to respond to the unique regulatory, safety, quality and reliability requirements of the aviation and space sector. SCHOTT Elecpac’s qualification scores can be reviewed on the Online Aerospace Supplier Information System (OASIS).

“This international certification and the listing on the OASIS database for certified aerospace suppliers mark a milestone for SCHOTT Elecpac, LLC. As part of the aerospace industry supply chain, quality is critical and our products are now officially approved to reliably meet industry requirements”, explains Ron Campbell, President and General Manager of SCHOTT ELECPAC, LLC.

In April, SCHOTT North America, Inc. announced the acquisition of Elecpac, a division of Wilbrecht Electronics, Inc. The division was renamed SCHOTT Elecpac, LLC and has since become a wholly owned subsidiary of SCHOTT North America, Inc.

As part of SCHOTT’s Electronic Packaging business unit, SCHOTT Elecpac is a leading global manufacturer of electronic packaging components. The company works in close partnership with its customers and uses a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering to bring the product of the most value to their partners.

SCHOTT’s Electronic Packaging business unit has been developing and supplying hermetic packages and feedthroughs for more than 60 years and is a leading manufacturer of housings and other components for the reliable, long-term protection for sensitive electronics. Its core technologies are glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal sealing and thermal sensing components, as well as a variety of cutting edge specialty glass competences. The business unit has five production sites and a number of competence centers in several countries in Europe, in Asia, and the USA, serving customers in the Aerospace, Avionics, Ordnance, Defense, Medical and Commercial industries.

2009 marks the 125th anniversary of SCHOTT.
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