(Montville, New Jersey) On November 30 Marotta was honored to host Vice Admiral David H. Lewis, Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). VADM Lewis is a three-star commissioned officer with over 35 years of dedicated service to the United States Navy.
|Marotta was one of a few selected facilities to host VADM Lewis along with several DCMA representatives and military officers due to its long-standing history with DCMA and a number of significant on-going government programs and contracts. VADM Lewis’ visit with Marotta provided a valuable opportunity to open a direct line of communication between government and industry in efforts to continually progress the relationship as well as streamline processes to increase program and production efficiencies.||VADM David H. Lewis with Shop Foreman, Rich Crisbacher in Marotta’s Machine Shop|
VADM Lewis and DCMA representatives were welcomed by Marotta’s executive management team who provided a brief background on the company’s history while acknowledging the criticality of the work Marotta does in support of the warfighter. Upon conclusion of introductions, Marotta’s Director of Production Engineering, Larry Rayhon, guided VADM Lewis and the DCMA team on a tour of the facility to give a first-hand look at in-house capabilities as well as meet the employees who have made Marotta the world-class organization it is today.
Senior Technician Ken Lidman, performs a high-flow test demonstration during VADM Lewis’ tour
|The 90-minute tour provided VADM Lewis and guests the opportunity to talk directly with Marotta engineers, technicians and machinists to gain a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities as it relates to developing and producing leading edge control solutions. The tour highlighted several areas within the facility including the thermal testing chambers, machine shop, newly constructed assembly and test area, production cells and hydraulic and pneumatic labs where guests were able to observe a high-flow test demonstration from Senior Technician Ken Lidman.|
“VADM Lewis’ visit to our facility was a tremendous honor and a significant opportunity for Marotta to demonstrate our long-standing commitment and dedication to our country’s service men and women,” stated Marilyn Petite, vice president, quality, contracts and customer service of Marotta Controls. “With our company’s continuous growth and increasing production capabilities our successful partnership with DCMA is critical in ensuring we meet our on-time delivery requirements while continuing to provide qualified products and technologies to our customers and end-users.”
VADM Lewis served aboard several U.S. Navy surface ships including USS Spruance, USS Biddle and USS Ticonderoga, and continued his service career as the Aegis Shipbuilding Program Manager in the Program Executive Office. Marotta has provided content including complex manifolds and chilled water valves on each of these surface ships and has recently developed innovative electronic control technologies to support the Aegis modernization program.
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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