Pictured Left to Right: Sarah Catterson Abbott Divisional VP, Corporate Purchasing John Purlee Abbott Director of Global Sourcing Craig Mech GSI Director of Manufacturing Jack Kraemer GSI President / COO

Pictured Left to Right:
Sarah Catterson, Abbott Divisional VP, Corporate Purchasing
John Purlee, Abbott Director of Global Sourcing
Craig Mech, GSI Director of Manufacturing
Jack Kraemer, GSI President / COO

BURR RIDGE, Illinois, March 22, 2010 – On March 22, 2010, Abbott announced recognition of 36 companies with its Supplier Excellence Award. Winners were recognized for exceptional contributions to Abbott in 2009, and were chosen from more than 20,000 worldwide suppliers because of outstanding performance in supplying quality materials, equipment and services to Abbott.

GSI Technologies was honored to be named in the Direct Material Suppliers category. “This award is a wonderful tribute to the talented, hard working employees at GSI Technologies who serve our customers at a very high level each and every day!” remarked Jack Kraemer, President/COO of GSI.

“Abbott’s reputation for delivering quality products to patients is a direct result of our collaborative approach to supplier relationships,” said Sarah Catterson, divisional vice president, corporate purchasing, Abbott. “We’re pleased to recognize these companies that consistently achieve the highest levels of excellence.”

The Abbott Supplier Performance Program began in 1991 and assesses supplier performance using key performance indicators and feedback from internal Abbott employees in all divisions and functional areas involved with the supplier. Program suppliers are measured in the categories of quality, delivery performance, service levels, cost effectiveness, process improvement and innovation.

The complete Abbott announcement may be viewed here:

About GSI Technologies
GSI Technologies is a Burr Ridge, Illinois-based manufacturer of functional printing and industrial graphic products. Originally known as Graphic Solutions, Inc., it was created in 1985 as a label and nameplate brokerage by siblings Suzanne and Bob Zaccone. Through the years, it expanded into printing pressure sensitive labels, aluminum nameplates, polycarbonate panels, and conductive printed products for the medical market. In 2000, it became the first licensed manufacturer of thin, flexible batteries in sheet form. Later, it began producing RFID antennas, medical electrodes, smart cards, RFID systems, and electroluminescent lamps. Since 2004, it has been a part of Thrall Enterprises, a family-owned holding company with corporate offices in Chicago.

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