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VPT Recognized for Excellence by L-3

May 23, 2011 | Press Releases

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.

“VPT is very pleased to be recognized as a valuable supplier to L-3, one of the world’s premier high technology communications companies,” said Dr. Dan Sable, President and CEO of VPT. “We will continue to support L-3 by providing high reliability power conversion solutions that ensure the success of their most advanced programs.”

Dr. Dan Sable accepted the award on behalf of the VPT team at a ceremony on May 17, 2011 in Blacksburg, VA. This is the third award that VPT has received in the past few years for supplier excellence. Previously, VPT received awards from Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems and ITT.

About VPT and HEICO

VPT, Inc., part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, is a global leader in providing innovative DC-DC power converters, EMI filters, and custom engineering services for avionics, military, and space applications. VPT can deliver its patented power solutions in a fast timeframe, with certified quality, at a comfortable cost. Every day, organizations like NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, the United States Air Force, and many more depend on quality solutions from VPT to power critical systems. Whether on the ground, in the air, or beyond, VPT provides the power driving critical missions today. For more information about VPT, please visit the web site at

HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) is engaged primarily in certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries through its Hollywood, FL-based HEICO Aerospace Holdings Corp. subsidiary and its Miami, FL-based HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp. subsidiary. HEICO’s customers include a majority of the world’s airlines and airmotives as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide in addition to medical, telecommunication and electronic equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit the web site at

About L-3 Communications Systems-West

L-3 Communication Systems-West is a leader in communications systems for high-performance intelligence collection, imagery processing and satellite communications for the DoD and other government agencies.  The company provides high data rate, wideband, secure, real-time communications systems for surveillance, reconnaissance and other airborne intelligence collection systems.  To learn more about L-3 Communication Systems-West, please visit the company’s website at

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