Bourns Awarded 2009 Resistor/Capacitor Commodity Supplier of the Year by Rockwell Collins

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that Rockwell Collins has named Bourns its 2009 Resistor/Capacitor Commodity Supplier of the Year. At its Annual Supplier Conference, Rockwell Collins acknowledges the significant contributions made during the past year by its suppliers. The Supplier of the Year Award is based upon superior quality, delivery, total cost of ownership, lead time and customer service. Rockwell Collins’ Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Moore presented the award to Mario Zuchovicki, vice president and general manager of Bourns’ resistive products division, at the conference. Rockwell Collins recognized only 22 companies out of their approximately 10,000 suppliers for awards. Bourns was also selected as one of three finalists for the prestigious Rockwell Collins 2009 President’s Award.

“We are thrilled to again receive this recognition from Rockwell Collins. The award serves as validation that Bourns is succeeding in its mission to satisfy customers with excellent quality, responsive service and superior products,” said Mr. Zuchovicki. “We look forward to continued participation in the Rockwell Collins Supplier Advisory Alliance Council and the sharing of best practices as a leader in LEAN initiatives.”

“Bourns was again chosen for a supplier award because the company consistently delivers quality products, manages risk within their supply base and embraces LEAN principles,” said Roger Weiss, vice president of material and supply for Rockwell Collins. “As one of Rockwell Collins’ enduring top suppliers, Bourns was also chosen as a finalist for our President’s Award.”

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About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at