API Technologies is one of the largest non-Prime providers of RF & Microwave components and systems in the world. With 11 locations in the US and UK designing, engineering, and manufacturing these products, API has become a market leader in the industry. One of the largest RF/Microwave locations is in State College, PA, where we create innovative products for many of our 3,300 customers in a sprawling 240,000 square foot facility. One of the people managing this vast undertaking is Bill Zajac, the State College Microwave Operations General Manager. Bill recently spoke to Jaymie Murray, Marketing Communications Specialist, about his role and the products his location manufactures.
Jaymie Murray (JM): What is your role, how long have you worked at API, and what does your position entail?
Bill Zajac (BZ): I am the General Manager for the State College Microwave operations. I began working at (acquired company) Spectrum Control in July 1992, and I was in several divisions before I moved to the State College, PA location in 2007. My current position entails managing the business functions which include manufacturing, sales and marketing, engineering, quality, purchasing, scheduling and facility maintenance. I am also the Facility Security Officer (FSO) which has responsibility for government clearances and classified programs at this location.
JM: What products do you work with?
BZ: At the State College location we work with many different RF and microwave products such as synthesizers, frequency sources, power amplifiers, mixers and antennas.
JM: Why are these products great?
BZ: API's products are used in many different military and commercial applications. We offer custom solutions that provide our customers with leading edge technology and keeps them coming back to API for next generation designs.
JM: Why should customers buy our RF & Microwave products?
BZ: Very simply, we offer custom solutions that outperform our competition.
JM: How do our stellar products set us apart from our competitors?
BZ: The vertical integration corporate strategy gives us an edge over our competition because we can deliver prototypes and products quickly. We can control key materials in the supply chain, and make material changes rapidly. We often develop new products jointly with our customers and responsiveness is critical to being successful.
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