REMEC Defense & Space Takes Top Award in Large Company Category at Workplace Excellence Awards

SAN DIEGO , Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- REMEC Defense & Space, a business unit of Cobham plc, was named Marble winner, taking top prize in the large company category at the 2008 Workplace Excellence Awards. The awards are sponsored by the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management.

REMEC was one of nine companies, selected from more than 130 nominated, honored at the awards ceremony which recognized exceptional human resources practices. The company is a nationally known designer and manufacturer of radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave products which support a wide spectrum of Defense, Space and Homeland Security solutions including electronic warfare, RADAR and communication systems.

"REMEC has an ongoing commitment to identifying and employing top technical talent and we are pleased to be recognized for the culture of excellence that we have created," says President Dave Schmitz . "REMEC's commitment to building a culture of innovation began to take shape back in 2005, and has really been about bringing out the best in each other and always focusing on moving the company forward," says REMEC President Dave Schmitz . "It is based fundamentally on a very open dialogue, respect, and inclusion."

In 2007, REMEC implemented a comprehensive Employer of Choice strategy with the assistance of the Alliance for Organizational Excellence [] and consultant Sandy Asch . "After we implemented our Employer of Choice strategy, we saw immediate results," says Vice President Human Resources John Schierer. "There was a dramatic reduction of turnover from 23% in 2006 to single digits today. We have seen improvement in a wide range of key indicators, including retention, on-time delivery, and backlog. The results of our effort to become an Employer of Choice are highly evident and we are gratified to have received the top Workplace Excellence award in our category."

San Diego -based REMEC, a high growth market leader, is setting new standards in the design and development of high technology electronic solutions used in aerospace and defense systems. The company offers employees outstanding opportunities to advance and to collaborate with the best minds in leading edge defense technology, says Schierer.

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