TORONTO, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced it is a recipient of the 2013 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service (DSS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Celestica's Austin, Texas Aerospace and Defense Center of Excellence is one of 24 facilities selected out of 13,300 U.S. defense contractors evaluated for this prestigious award. This annual award recognizes consecutive superior security ratings, and sustained excellence and innovation in overall security program management, implementation and oversight.
The award criteria focus on principles of industrial security excellence. Factors include establishing and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the basic National Industrial Security Program requirements and providing leadership to other industry facilities in establishing best practices, while maintaining the highest standards for security. As part of the rigorous selection process, facilities must undergo security assessments on an annual basis and receive a 'Superior' rating at least two years in a row in order to be eligible.
"It is an honor to receive the Cogswell Award and we are very proud to be one of the few organizations selected for 2013," said Michael McGuire, President and Chairman of Celestica Aerospace Technologies Corporation. "This is a testament to the expertise and commitment of Celestica's employees at our Austin facility and a reflection of the company's ability to maintain industry-leading security practices and standards in support of our customers' mission-critical defense products."The award was presented at the NCMS (National Classification Management Society) Seminar in Chicago on June 26, 2013, by Stan Sims, Director of the Defense Security Service. About the Cogswell Award The Cogswell Award, established in 1966, is named in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, the first chief of industrial security within the DoD. Col. Cogswell was responsible for developing the basic principles of the Industrial Security Program, which include an emphasis on the partnership between industry and government. About Celestica Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions to drive our customers' success. Through our simplified global operations network and information technology platform, we are solid partners who deliver informed, flexible solutions that enable our customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Committed to providing a truly differentiated customer experience, our agile and adaptive employees share a proud history of demonstrated expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the ability to overcome complex challenges. Celestica Aerospace Technologies Corporation, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Celestica, is a U.S. company providing high-mix low-volume electronics manufacturing and supply chain services to the Aerospace and Defense industries. Through Celestica's Centers of Excellence, we provide manufacturing solutions capability in the Americas, Europe and Asia. We are committed to lowering costs and enhancing the competitive performance of Aerospace and Defense companies through a broad range of technology services - including the design, engineering, manufacture and support of high-reliability electronics systems that provide operational control, monitoring, communications, and information superiority in rigorous military and aerospace environments. SOURCE Celestica Inc.