CARPINTERIA, CA — NuSil Technology LLC recently received the Supplier Recognition Award from medical device manufacturer Mentor for superior service in silicone raw material supply. With this inaugural award, the stand-alone business unit of surgical care product organization Ethicon, under Johnson & Johnson, acknowledges outstanding suppliers who consistently provide high-quality materials and first-rate customer support.

“The big picture of the Supplier Recognition Award for NuSil is the visibility it gives us relative to J&J/Ethicon/Mentor and their supply chains. If a J&J company deems you a winner, you get a lot of positive attention," said Mark Anderson, Manager – QA Testing, NuSil Technology Texas.

“The Supplier Recognition Award evaluates suppliers for their work with Mentor in the areas of quality, delivery, cost and continuous improvement efforts,” explained Neftalí Feliciano, Senior Supplier Quality Management Engineer, and Simón De Castro, Process Excellence Leader, Mentor. “It is meant to emphasize and encourage strong partnerships between Mentor and its suppliers. NuSil stands out in the supply world based on its exceptional technical competence, innovative ideas and excellent customer service in order to deliver on what Mentor needs.”

Silicone raw material suppliers and medical device manufacturers mutually decide and coordinate strategic measures for optimum quality control and the best use of time and resources regarding silicone production, shipment and cost. NuSil and Mentor’s collective work benefits from a process of silicone supply that is dynamic and inclusive of NuSil production locations and Mentor sites. NuSil has manufacturing facilities in Carpinteria and Bakersfield, CA, and Irving, TX. These maintain a close relationship with Mentor and collaboratively accommodate Mentor’s needs from development of specially designed silicone raw materials to time-sensitive product delivery.

NuSil is a leading formulator of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and other applications requiring precise, predictable materials performance.

Founded in 1969, Mentor Worldwide LLC is a leading supplier of medical products for the global aesthetic market. The company develops, manufactures and markets products for surgical and non-surgical medical procedures. Mentor joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in 2009 and is part of its Global Surgery Group.