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AVNA, Inc. Receives Supplier Excellence Award from Medtronic

AVNA was presented with the 2018 Medtronic Supplier Excellence Award at a recent conference in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Pictured Marie K. O’Malley, Senior Director Supplier Outreach, Medtronic; John Klein, Chief Procurement Officer, Medtronic; Jason Howey, President, AVNA ; Sean Stock, Director of Sales and Marketing, AVNA and James O’Rourke, Senior Director Supply Management | MITG Global Sourcing.

AVNA, Inc., a leading engineering and contract manufacturing company, is proud to announce it has received a 2018 Supplier Excellence Award from Medtronic. AVNA is one of only thirteen companies from Medtronic’s supply base of approximately 48,000 to receive the award.

“I am extremely proud to accept this award on behalf of the entire AVNA team,” said Jason Howey, President of AVNA . “It’s their commitment to customer-driven innovation and incredible skills in engineering, design for manufacturing, production and project management that make achievements like this possible. Our entire organization is excited to be recognized with this honor, and we look forward to continued collaboration with Medtronic.”

AVNA supplies precision components to Medtronic’s Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG), Restorative Therapies Group (RTG), and Cardiac and Vascular Group (CVG), and has developed specialized processes to meet the Company’s demanding requirements. Medtronic and AVNA regularly collaborate on part design for manufacturability, component manufacturing and automation, precision assembly and supply chain management, working to ensure component quality, speed to market and cost efficiencies. To support their work, AVNA continually invests in new technologies for stamping, machining, laser processing, laser tube cutting and plastic over-molding in its U.S. and Costa Rica facilities.

“This award recognizes AVNA ’ commitment to furthering the Medtronic Mission through critical service areas that include quality, delivery, cost and innovation – all critical procurement dimensions that enable Medtronic to meet the needs of its customers and patients around the world,” said Marie K. O’Malley, Senior Director Supplier Outreach, Medtronic.

About AVNA :
AVNA, Inc. engineers and manufactures highly complex components and assemblies for OEMs in medical and industrial markets. The Company is a market leader in CNC machining; metal stamping; laser swiss machining; laser tube cutting, welding and marking; design engineering; and supply-chain management. Founded in 1911, the Company is headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, USA, and has additional facilities in Berlin, Connecticut, USA and Alajuela, Costa Rica. More at

About Medtronic:
Medtronic plc headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 86,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in more than 150 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together. More at

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