EXB teams with Collins Aerospace on DoD Mentor-Protégé program


Minneapolis, MN – (September 18, 2019) : EXB Solutions, Inc. and Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies (UTX), have successfully completed the first phase of the Mentor-Protégé Program contract from the Department of Defense (DoD). Through this multi-year agreement, Collins Aerospace is assisting EXB Solutions in improving government contracting, strategic relationship building, cyber-security review, continuous LEAN process improvement and AS9100 mentoring.

The Mentor-Protégé Program, designed to motivate and encourage large businesses and prime contractor firms to provide development opportunities and assistance to small businesses, is the oldest operating federal mentor-protégé program in existence.

“As a company whose heritage began with entrepreneurs and small business owners, we’re committed to helping other small businesses grow and thrive,” said Kris Pinnow, vice president, Supply Chain for Collins Aerospace. “This program allows us to share insights and best practices with EXB Solutions, so they are well positioned for success in providing quality and value to the DoD.”

“Under the program, EXB Solutions had numerous goals to accomplish. One of them was to get our AS9100 certification and our second year into the program, we have been able to successfully accomplish this. We are now AS9100 and ISO9001-2015 certified. This will expand our capabilities in driving enhanced deliveries and assuring effectiveness of control models. We are thankful to Collins Aerospace for their support and look forward to a great working relationship with them,” said Chris Schwartzbauer, CEO of EXB Solutions.

To learn more, visit https://www.dhs.gov/mentor-protege-program

EXB Solutions Inc., partners with Fortune 100 clients to build powerful technology for safety and mission-critical applications in the aerospace and medical device industries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the service-disabled veteran-owned small business has developed systems engineering and embedded software solutions for over 19+ years. Our software solutions have helped fly successful space missions, enhanced patients’ lives through innovative, leading-edge medical devices, and advanced commercial, defense and aerospace systems. Learn more at www.exbsolutions.com.

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit www.CollinsAerospace.com.

Dipika Pillay