HEICO on Institutional Investor Magazine’s Most Honored Companies List. HEICO CEO Laurans Mendelson Named Best CEO in Aerospace & Defense

January 12, 2016 – VPT’s parent company, HEICO, announced today that it has been named on the prestigious list of Most Honored Companies by Institutional Investor Magazine. The highly-regarded publication has also named HEICO CEO, Laurans A. Mendelson, Best CEO in the Aerospace and Defense Electronics sector. The results are based on a survey of over 3,000 portfolio managers and analysts considering characteristics of a strong management team. The press release can be viewed here.

VPT’s V-SHIELD Earns Top Level Award from Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Award Program

November 15, 2016 – VPT today announced today that its V-SHIELD® packaging technology has been recognized by the judges of the 2016 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards program with the highest, platinum level award. The platinum level recognizes military and aerospace electronics featuring a superb innovation, characterized by a groundbreaking approach to meeting a need, a new level of performance, efficiency and/or ease-of-use.

V-SHIELD® is a proprietary, patent-pending, fully encapsulated epoxy packaging solution for VPT’s DC-DC converters and EMI filters that is highly resistant to chemical, solvent and salt environments and is fully compatible with high volume manufacturing processes including wave solder, cleaning solvents, high pressure sprays and aqueous wash processes. It features a unique integral six-sided metalized shield to improve system EMI compatibility. It also simplifies system thermal design with dual-sided conduction cooling coupled with reduced power dissipation. V-SHIELD® packaging combines the reduced radiated emissions advantage of metal packaging with the water/chemical resistivity of epoxy packaging, allowing for superior performance at a COTS level price.

“We are honored that our V-SHIELD® packaging has received the highest level award by the Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards judges,” said Jeremy Ferrell, Manager of Standard Product Engineering for VPT. “V-SHIELD® packaging was designed for applications such as military ground vehicles as well as commercial and military aircraft that must operate within harsh and rugged environments including severe vibration, shock and temperature cycling. We thrive on creating innovations while maintaining product reliability and improving operational efficiencies.”

The Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards program was developed to recognize the most innovative solutions in military and aerospace technology products and systems, as determined by a panel of senior, third-party, expert judges. Alan Bergstein, publisher of Military & Aerospace Electronics (, said, “This prestigious program allows Military & Aerospace Electronics to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the military electronics industry. Our 2016 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact.”

Raytheon’s Space & Airborne Systems Division Recognizes VPT with Top Level Supplier Award

Raytheon recently awarded VPT with its second 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award in one year. In addition to the 4-star award from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems, the most recent award arrived from Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems division. Fewer than one percent of all Raytheon suppliers receive a 4-Star rating. Raytheon representatives said, “Customer success is our mission at Raytheon. We could not achieve it without suppliers such as VPT, Inc. Your high standards of quality, on-time delivery and customer satisfaction make you a top-performing supplier and collaborative partner.” This additional recognition for excellence in 2013 is VPT’s third Raytheon Supplier award. For more information on VPT’s other awards, please see our awards and achievements page.

VPT’s Point of Load Converters Ranked in Top 10 of “Top 101 Components” By Electronic Design Magazine

July 9, 2012 — VPT’s new 20A DVPL point of load DC-DC converter was recently named to the the list of “Top 101 Components” by Electronic Design Magazine. VPT ranked the second most popular power product viewed over the past year on Electronic Design’s website, and eighth most popular product of the year overall.

The list is created each year by Electronic Design Magazine through a combination of page view counts and site user voting.

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VPT Receives Exceptional Supplier Award from L-3 Communications

June 19, 2012 – VPT was recently honored with an “Exceptional Supplier” award for “Quality and Delivery Performance,”  from L-3 Communications. This award was based on an extensive review of VPT from the L-3 CSW Quality, Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management departments. VPT was among a small group of companies to receive this prestigious award.

This is the second consecutive year that VPT has received an award from L-3 Communications.

Photo, from left: Delana Oaks, L-3, Elise Checketts, L-3, John Hodock, VPT, Kevin Farnsworth, L-3, and Dr. Dan Sable, VPT.

VPT Parent Company, HEICO, Listed as One of 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes

For the sixth consecutive year, VPT’s parent company HEICO (NYSE: HEI) has been named to Forbes’ annual “Best 200 Small Companies” list. This is the second year that HEICO has been spotlighted in the top 100.

Laurans A. Mendelson, HEICO’s Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer,  remarked, “We are honored and pleased that Forbes has bestowed this recognition on our Company. As in previous years, our outstanding Team Members continue to be the reason behind our success.”

Mr. Mendelson added, “Through the dedication and efforts of the HEICO Team
Members, we have achieved a significant growth record, with compound annual
growth rates since 1990 in sales and earnings of 17% and 18%, respectively, and
in stock price of 21%.”

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Four VPT Product Families Honored in Electronic Design’s Top 101 Components List

Electronic Design magazine recently named several VPT product families to its “Top 101 Components” list for 2011. The products included on the list are:

  • VPTc10 EMI Filter
  • DVHF 20W DC-DC Converter
  • DVTR 40W DC-DC Converter
  • DVFL 120W DC-DC Converter

Product selections for Electronic Design‘s list were based on reader interest.

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VPT Recognized for Excellence by L-3

L-3 Presents the Platinum Excellence Award to VPT. From left: Stephen Eiting , VP Operations, L-3, Dr. Dan Sable, President and CEO, VPT, Charles Ball, Manager of Supplier Quality, L-3 and Fred Hirsch, Director of Operations Quality Assurance, L-3.

BLACKSBURG, VA, May 23, 2011 –

VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), received a Platinum Excellence Award this month from L-3 Communications Systems – West. The award recognizes VPT as “achieving exceptional supplier quality and delivery performance.”

As one of just two suppliers to receive the platinum level of the award this year, VPT also received a luncheon and in-person presentation of the award.

VPT enjoys a long history with L-3, powering a myriad of technologies for the company including satellite links, flight controls, and communications systems for use in military UAVs, satellites, and ground vehicles.

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VPT Recognized for Excellence by Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

BLACKSBURG, VA, October 12, 2010 – VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), received a 3- Star Supplier Excellence Award in September from Raytheon Company.

Raytheon Company presented 2010 Supplier Excellence Awards to 34 companies for their exceptional performance in supporting the company’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business.

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