Marotta Controls a Montville-based engineering and manufacturing firm that produces motion and flow control systems and components designed specifically for the defense, government services, space, and commercial aerospace markets was named recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2014 Regional Subcontractor of the Year Award for Region II, it was announced earlier today.

In making the announcement, SBA New Jersey District Director Al Titone, said Marotta Controls competed against several other firms from Region II, which encompasses New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the award.

The company was formed in 1943 and has spanned three generations of members of the Marotta family at the helm. “Our early manufacturing sub-contracts for prime contractors such as the General Electric Corporation and RCA enabled our comapnyto gain experience in what was to become a particular area of expertise – precision valves and machined components for the rocket and guided missile industry,” said Patrick Marotta, president of Marotta Controls.

According to Titone, Marotta Controls was nominated for the award by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Controls and was selected for the award based on the company’s ability to produce components and systems that incorporate the most advanced technologies, materials and electronics to reduce weight, space, and life-cycle costs which enables the company to deliver a high-quality, reliable and affordable product to the U.S. Government without compromise.

Today, Marotta Controls specializes in the advanced engineering and manufacturing of high-performance motion and flow control components and systems for critical applications. The company employs approximately 170 people and operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in northern New Jersey that supports an integrated approach to design, development and manufacturing. All of its engineering, R&D, manufacturing, assembly, quality control and program management activities take place under one roof.

“Marotta Controls is a prime example of how small businesses contribute innovation and technology to many of the thousands of products that are purchased by the U.S. Government each year,” said Titone. “It’s a testimony to the Marotta family that for over 70 years that they have been able to maintain such a high standard of quality in the products that they design and manufacture.”

“We offer a full service custom design-to-delivery engineering and manufacturing capability tailored to the specific needs of each customer, working together through every phase of the product development process, from requirements, design, and prototypes, to testing, qualification and production,” said Marotta. “Our high-performance motion and flow control components and systems meet stringent military requirements and are designed to operate in extreme environments.”

“This award is a tribute to the dedication of all our employees at Marotta Controls and is an outstanding achievement for a company of our size,” added Marotta.  “It’s great to be recognized for the quality service we provide to our federal government clients. Superior client service, highly competitive rates and customer satisfaction are our paramount business objectives.”

Patrick Marotta received SBA’s Regional Subcontractor of the Year Award at the agency’s annual Small Business Week Awards Breakfast held at the Rutgers Business School with three other New Jersey Small Business Week award winners.  This year’s breakfast was cosponsored by TD Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank and 1st Colonial Community Bank.