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American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association Appoints Patrick Marotta to Board of Directors

(Montville, New Jersey) May 9, 2017 – The American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) announced that Patrick Marotta, President and CEO of Marotta Controls, Inc., has been appointed to the ASSA Board of Directors.

Patrick Marotta began his career at Marotta Controls in 1998, gaining hands-on knowledge of all aspects of the business by serving in multiple disciplines throughout the company including Operations and Business Development. He transitioned to President and COO in 2009 and began shaping the business for the next generation. In 2015, Patrick was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, where he continues to lead and expand the company to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

“Patrick is devoted to the mission of the U.S. shipbuilding industry,” stated Stephen Cobb, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ASSA. “Patrick has led the charge at Marotta to create new and advanced technologies that further promote the performance and competitiveness of our U.S. defense.”

Patrick is responsible for driving Marotta’s core technical competency beyond its legacy fluid control products to include electronics, power conversion technologies and control actuation systems. This technology diversification has enabled Marotta to better serve its customers as they incorporate new control architecture and modernize legacy platforms. At the same time, Patrick led Marotta to incorporate lean principles and value key engineering and manufacturing processes. Improved quality, on-time performance and competitiveness are a direct result of these efforts.

Under his leadership, Marotta Controls has achieved some of the highest honors awarded to a small business, such as being named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Regional Small Business of the Year as well as a Lockheed Martin Supplier of the Year.  Patrick is a member of the small business board of advisors to the New York Federal Reserve, and represents the Company at the Morris County Chamber of Commerce.  Patrick is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Systems Engineering.

 

About Marotta Controls

Founded in 1943, Marotta Controls is a fully integrated solutions provider which designs, develops, qualifies and manufactures innovative systems and sub-systems for the aerospace and defense sectors. Our portfolio includes pressure, power, motion, fluid, and electronic controls for weapon systems, shipboard and sub-sea applications, satellites, launch vehicles, and aircraft systems.  With over 200 patents, Marotta Controls continues to build on its legacy as a highly respected, family-owned small business based in the state of New Jersey.

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