The Utah Manufacturers Association (UMA) has named St. George-based Wilson Electronics, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of cellular signal boosters, the UMA 2014 Manufacturer of the Year among companies with 100 – 250 employees.
“Winning UMA’s Manufacturer of the Year Award is an honor and compliment to every individual on our dedicated and talented Wilson Electronics team”
Lisa Stewart, Wilson Electronics continuous improvement manager, accepted the award Saturday on behalf of the company at the annual UMA awards banquet at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
“Winning UMA’s Manufacturer of the Year Award is an honor and compliment to every individual on our dedicated and talented Wilson Electronics team,” Stewart said. “The journey to get to this point has involved virtually every aspect of the business as we move forward through a remarkable and comprehensive transformation. “Some of the strategically aligned operational improvements include: redesigning the entire product line to comply with updated FCC product standards; expanding sales offices, including a branch office in Malaysia; increasing headcount by 22 percent while maintaining production efficiencies; establishing a second production shift; adding 10,000 square feet to our corporate engineering and manufacturing/test facility in St. George and significantly improving manufacturing efficiencies — all while maintaining revenue growth of nearly 30 percent annually.”
Awards winners are chosen by a UMA committee that selects manufacturers based on outstanding performance in operational excellence, economic achievement, workplace safety, contribution to Utah’s economy, community outreach, and fidelity to the principles of free enterprise.
Bob Van Buskirk, president and CEO of Wilson Electronics, LLC, added, “It is truly an honor for our company to be selected for this prestigious UMA award. It is recognition of the significant contribution by all of our employees to our demonstrated improvements in operational efficiency, our ability to scale our business as well as our growth in revenue and profitability. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank all of our employees for their hard work, dedication and accomplishments as recognized by this prominent award.”