June 07, 2016
Electralloy executives recently spent several productive days in Washington, D.C. as part of the 25th Submarine Industrial Base Council (SIBC) Supplier Days event. The SIBC event provides suppliers of submarine components with the opportunity to sit in on a series of briefings and to meet with members of Congress to discuss the need to preserve the strength of the U.S. submarine force and promote the value of the submarine industrial base as a vital part of the nation’s security.
The Electralloy team included Stelios Trikoulis, Northeastern US and Eastern Canada Sales Manager; Ed Horner, Distribution Product Manager; and Jack Simmons, Manager of Marketing and Product Development
On Tuesday, March 1st, the Electralloy execs attended several informative presentations conducted by Capt. Mike Stevens, Virginia–class Program Manager; James Hughes, VP Submarines and Fleet Support, Newport News Shipbuilding; and Tim Wujick Deputy Program Manager, OHIO Replacement.
Following the presentations, the event attendees enjoyed a reception and dinner at the Grand Hyatt.
On Wednesday, March 2nd, the group from Electralloy joined the other attendees at the annual SIBC Congressional Breakfast. The Electralloy team then met with Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-3) and Congressman Glen Thompson (PA-5) who have both shown strong support for the Naval Defense Programs.
While Pennsylvania may not be the first state to come to mind when discussing submarines, the fact is, suppliers in the state number over 175 with reported revenues of over $1,300,000,000 purchase order awards which in turn provide, high-wage manufacturing jobs throughout the State.