Clients

Our services are used by many industries.  No matter what type of business you are in, we will improve your business performance.  Below is a partial list of our satisfied clients, articles and client testimonials.

Partial Client List and Testimonials

Hawaii Gas Company
•Providing clean energy to consumers, business and government throughout the Hawaiian Islands

Intel Corporation
• Computing and communications systems

The Dial Corporation
• Cleansing, laundry, and food products

Freescale Semiconductor
• Global automotive semiconductor manufacturer

General Dynamics
• Market leader in business aviation; land and combat vehicle systems

Universal Avionics Systems Corporation
• Global manufacturer of avionics systems

Solon Corporation
• Global manufacturer of solar modules and photovoltaic systems

Cytec Engineered Materials
•Global technology leader in advanced materials for extreme environments

Rockwell Collins
• Leading provider of aerospace products and solutionspic_ascentec

Technologic Systems
• Design and manufacture of computer boards and touch panels

Littelfuse, Inc. 
• Multinational electronic components manufacturing

EL Rio Community Health Center
• Providing quality and accessible health care

Digital Realty  
• World’s largest and most experienced data center company

Sargent Aerospace and Defense    
• Global supplier of advanced technologies for commercial and military products

Anokiwave   
• Design solutions for high-frequency, microwave and mm-wave circuits

CoValence Laboratories    
• Personal skin care manufacturer of custom and private label formulations

Tempronics, Inc.   
• Manufacturers and develops high efficiency thermoelectrical systems

Modular Mining Systems, Inc.  
• Global leader of computer-based mine management solutions

Apriva Software
• Delivers wireless payment processing and mobile communications

Orange-Sol 
• Leader and founder of citrus-based cleaning technology

Destech Corporation 
• Engineering and manufacturing specializing in advanced materials

Task Aerospace
• Delivers aircraft ejection seats, parachutes and complete egress systems

Chicanos Por La Causa
• Community development and social services

MedAire Corporation
• Medical, Health, and Security Services Worldwide

Schletter, Inc. 
• Manufacturer of Solar Mounting Systems

Areté Associates  
• Advanced technology development for the defense and technology sectors

CyraCom International, Inc.
• Medical interpretation, document translation and interpreter assessment and training

Decatur Electronics, Inc.
• Manufacturer of products for public safety departments for over 50 years

Unical Aviation, Inc.
• Supplier of aviation parts to airlines, maintenance repair, military and overhaul facilities

Aerovation, Inc. 
• Aircraft design, engineering, modification and testing facility

MJS Designs, Inc.
• Advanced electronic manufacturing solutions

Stara Technologies, Inc.
• Deploying technologies for the operational needs of the U.S. Government

Microfabrica, Inc.
• Development of ultra-high precision parts, and 3D micro machines

General Rubber Corporation
• Manufacturer of mechanical rubber products

Ascentec Process Equipment
• Semiconductor equipment and support

Evergreen Air Center Incorporated
• Largest U.S. commercial aircraft maintenance facility

J&M Products Inc.
• Design and manufacturer of automotive components

M.C. Davis Company
• Electronic components and assemblies manufacturer

Werner Aero Corporation
• Aviation logistical and operations services

S&M Moving Systems, Inc.
• International and domestic transportation services

Aircraft Inventory Management & Services Ltd.
• Aftermarket purchase and sale of aerospace parts

Triad Electronic Technologies
• SMT, PCB & sub-assemblies manufacturer

Ducommun Technologies
•Global aerospace supplier commercial, military, and space programs

HVVI Semiconductors, Inc.
•RF power transistor technology for radar and avionics

Lindel Engineering, Inc.
•Medical, Aerospace, Consumer Products

Hawkeye Precision Inc.
•Precision CNC Machining for aerospace and commercial

Commercial Aviation International
• Supplier to the commercial aviation industry

Network Sciences
• Manufactures standard and custom-designed crystal and LC filters

RadScan Medical Equipment, Inc.
• Designer and manufacturer of medical equipment

US Monolithics
• Millimeter-wave components and integrated equipment

Ophthalmic International
• Designer and manufacturer of medical devices

Modern Methods, Inc
• Aerospace components and assemblies manufacturer

Sasol North America, Inc.
• Producer of commodity and specialty chemicals

Vroom Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc.
• Mechanical engineering, design, and custom manufacturing

Industrial Tool Die & Engineering, Inc.
• Manufacturers aerospace, electronics and medical products

R&D Specialty Manco
• Manufacturer of precision-machined parts for aerospace, automotive, electronics and medical

Computer Designs, Inc.
• Thermoformed packaging for medical, electronics, and consumer products

Rincon Research Corporation  
• Delivering products and services for defense and intelligence agencies

Tucson Embedded Systems, Inc.   
• Providing products and services to aerospace, defense and commercial industries

SunDanzer  
• Industry leader in design and manufacturing of solar power refrigerators and freezers

NKK Switches  
• Leader in manufacturing innovative switch products

Anderson Painting Company    
• Delivering commercial, industrial and international quality coatings for 50 years

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Client Testimonials

“Sustaining Edge Solutions was selected to lead our ISO 9001 effort because it has the right balance of technical expertise, experience and personal customer service.  This process will result in long-term improvement to Hawaii Gas bottom-line profitability.”

Mike Futrell
Executive Vice President
Hawaii Gas Company 


“I would highly recommend Sustaining Edge Solutions. Walter is very knowledgeable regarding the ISO standards and he did an outstanding job guiding us through the audit preparation and ISO 9001:2008 certification process. He helped us formalize our standard processes and procedures and enabled us to become certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard within 9 months of our three locations. We are already reaping the benefits of improvements in productivity and quality and being certified has also enabled us to expand our customer base. Thank you Walter for your great support and expertise.”

Deb Dendy 
Vice President of Operations
Anokiwave,  Inc. 


“Walter worked with each of our employees one-on-one to help customize a system specifically for us.  Our new quality system has streamlined many of our processes and corrected multiple inefficiencies.  When it came time for our ISO 9001 audit, we were well prepared and completed the process in a remarkably short time.  We achieve certification success completely thanks to Sustaining Edge Solutions, Inc.”

Paul Finn 
President
Aerovation,  Inc. 


“El Rio Health Center engaged Sustaining Edge Solutions to facilitate Kaizen Events for us concerning our patient communications system. The Kaizen methodology of workflow analysis and value stream mapping to understand the waste and value added processes in our system was invaluable. Walter’s facilitation was outstanding. This methodology has been a great move forward in our performance improvement efforts and our efforts in driving a culture of rapid cycle analysis and productive change.”

Douglas Spegman MD, MSPH, FCAP
Chief Quality / Medical Innovations Officer
El Rio Community Health Center


“Our ISO 13485 Medical Devices Management System has improved our manufacturing processes, increased our customer base, and company profits. Thanks for your excellent guidance and work with our team. We highly recommend Sustaining Edge Solutions to any company seeking improved performance.”

Kevin Brown
President
RadScan Medical Equipment, Inc.


“Lindel Engineering made a decision to have a formal business management system in 2008. Sustaining Edge Solutions worked with us from the beginning and was instrumental in our achieving the ISO 9001 certification. They have also conducted our annual internal audits. In 2016, we made the decision to upgrade our quality system to AS9100. We recently achieved our AS9100 certification. We would not have been able do this without them. Sustaining Edge Solutions has been great to work. They present what is required in a simple and value added way. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for an expert to add to their team.”

Tom Ferrara
General Manager
Lindel Engineering


“Sustaining Edge Solutions worked with our company on our successful ISO9001:2008 certification project. Walter was very knowledgeable regarding the standard and how our QMS would be used to improve productivity and reduce product and process loss. His training was also clear and concise. I felt fully prepared and was able to show my knowledge of the standard thanks to Walter. It was a joy working with him on this project.”

Dov-Baer Miklofsky
Quality Manager
Destech Corporation


“The remarkable success of our ISO 9001 and 14001 EMS registration process is due to the superb organization and training that Walter Tighe, President of Sustaining Edge Solutions provided to us. Walter’s hands-on approach and effective methods contributed to our success, and we highly recommend his services to any organization – large or small – that is seeking comprehensive consultative support for implementing an effective operational and environmental management system.”

Olaf Koester

President and CEO
SOLON Corporation


“Walter Tighe of Sustaining Edge Solutions is a highly effective consultant. He led us in the development of an effective business management system. He is exceedingly knowledgeable of standards and was invaluable to our implementation and in setting expectations for our registration. Walter is a true professional whose consultation is highly valued at CyraCom.”

Jon Somers

Vice President
CyraCom International, Inc.


“As a company we would like to thank you for the amazing job you did in working with us to gain our ISO 9001:2008 certification both efficiently and affordably. Your guidance in developing our business management system was invaluable. The business management system now in place will drive our efforts to continually improve productivity and quality for many years to come.

We appreciated your diligence in working with all areas of the company to ensure our quest to develop a business management system and obtain certification would go flawlessly. You were a key asset in our efforts to obtain our goals.

Should the need ever arise again, we certainly would utilize your expertise and service.”

LJ Reed
Chairman and CEO
HVVi Semiconductors, Inc.


“Sustaining Edge Solutions provides excellent customer service. Our improved management system has resulted in financial gains for the entire organization.”

Richard Gomez

Director of Quality and Education
MedAire International


“Sustaining Edge Solutions gave us the drive and direction we needed to implement our new AS9100 Aviation, Space and Defense Business Management System.  They were professional, informative and always on call when we needed them.  I would personally recommend them to anyone looking to step up to the next level in their business.”

Rocky Hettinger

President
Hawkeye Precision, Inc. 


“We grew from a tier 4 to a tier 1 supplier with our largest customer.  A good  management consultant pays for themselves ten-fold! Thanks Walter.”

Bob Edwards

President
Asentec Corporation  


We wanted to thank you for being so customer focused – you were (as I knew you would be) great to work with and a great deliverer of results. Thank you very much for a job well done!

Intel Corporation Corporate Quality

 


“Walter, on behalf of The Dial Corporation Quality Assurance Department, I wish to thank you for your help on our quality system manual and your presentation on Quality tools. The information and your presentation provided insight into beneficial quality engineering tools. Thank you for taking the time to share with the Dial QA Manager’s.”

Tim King

Quality Manager
The Dial Corporation  


“Sustaining Edge Solutions did a fantastic job guiding Triad in developing our management system in order to earn ISO 9001:2000 registration. The fact we completed our initial registrar audit with zero non-compliances serves as testament to our successful partnership.”

Kelli Jeffries

Operations Manager
Triad Electronic Technologies


“Sustaining Edge Solutions did an outstanding job helping us develop our management system and obtain ISO 9001:2000 Registration. The knowledge Walter brought us of the standard showed us how to use our systems to improve productivity and quality. They will be assisting us with our future sites implementation.”

Rhonda Priest

General Manager
S&M Moving Systems


“Thanks for all your help. Our registrar audit was a great success. We are already realizing the benefits from the process approach to management.”

J. Nazzaro

Werner Corporation


“You did well. No nonconformance’s found during our registrar audit and the process improvement methods you provided have improved our performance.”

Linda Webb, President

Aircraft Inventory Management and Services

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