High-Tech Manufacturer’s Premier Spot in the Electronics Manufacturing Marketplace
Founder & President of EEI
Sue Englander, founder and president of EEI says the company’s success hinges on a simple, yet profound principle “God first, family second and EEI third.” Englander who founded EEI after a successful 18 year career in electronics distribution combines her expertise and product knowledge to forge solid business relationships. She says “maintaining an impeccable commitment to customer service, on-time deliveries, and building a culture that prides itself on unique management style and positive work environment” have augmented the success of the company.
Indeed, the company has made remarkable strides and positioned itself as a “synergistic solutions company” providing comprehensive engineering, manufacturing and training services to a diverse customer base. Since its establishment in 1993, the company has combined market knowledge with technical proficiency, has maintained an impressive track record of integrity that has earned EEI a premier spot in the electronics manufacturing marketplace. As a high-tech center and a certified ISO 9001:2000 company, EEI has taken several measures to streamline its products and services. The company has implemented paperless manufacturing processes whereby work instructions are directly tied to the manufacturing router; work instructions are customer/assembly specific and are part of the document control system. Among other steps, the company uses an automated optical inspection system that allows equipment to perform first stage inspection more rapidly, and capture potential process issues faster and with greater precision. EEI also recycles its solder waste so it doesn’t become hazardous waste, and has transitioned to low energy lighting in its manufacturing facility to reduce energy consumption. “EEI is committed to look for green solutions wherever practical and continues to explore as many options with various business partners to reduce our waste stream and energy consumption” Englander said.
EEI is poised to continue on this successful trajectory, and has received several prestigious awards. In 2009 it was named National Subcontractor and Region IV Prime Subcontractor of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In 2008 it bagged the Raytheon SAS supplier excellence award, and was named one of the top 75 woman owned businesses by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2007. As a leading force, steering success of the organization, Englander has set the target for a 150% growth in gross revenues while doubling the size of its facility. EEI also seeks to expand its engineering services capabilities and box build capabilities to meet the growing needs/requirements of its clientele. Above all, it hopes to expand its training center curriculum and widen its service/focus to a national customer base.
In addition to being a respected regional high-tech manufacturer, and a woman owned and operated business, EEI is also one of FLATE’s strategic partners committed to enhancing technological education/careers in Florida. In 2010, EEI played a pivotal role in facilitating the “all girls” robotics camp in Pinellas County, FL. Englander describes FLATE’s robotics camp and outreach campaign as an effective vehicle in enhancing technology education, and giving students an opportunity to develop a passion for technology.
For more information on EEI contact Sue Englander at email@example.com, or visit www.eeimfg.com. For information on FLATE’s STEM based resources for K-14 students and educators contact Dr. Marilyn Barger at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.fla-te.org/.