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Spotlight On Don Prysi… Indy Honeycomb’s President

Don Prysi, President of Indy Honeycomb

“Since I can remember, I have aimed to be in the world of Aviation. It inspires me to work hard toward our common, grandiose goal of human flight. Day in and day out aerospace manufacturers work together, building win-win relationships and maintaining successful partnerships that are necessary to accomplish this goal. I am proud to be a part of a team that makes everything possible.”

– Don Prysi, President of Indy Honeycomb.

Don started his career in Aerospace Manufacturing at Rockwell Collins as a Team Lead while attending full-time classes and serving in the local Marine Corps Reserve Unit. His vested interest in aerospace began at Cincinnati State University where I took courses in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. He continued his education at Thomas More College where he earned a Bachelor’s in Business with a concentration in Finance. He was able to maintain his growing responsibility at Indy Honeycomb and graduate Magna cum Laude. He currently serves as Indy Honeycomb’s President.  He maintains oversight of operations and works alongside the CEO, Steve Barnett, to develop and execute the vision and mission of the company.

Don is a combat veteran and currently serves in the Kentucky National Guard as assistant S2 with the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade. He has worked his way through the ranks at Indy and has a genuine interest in the success of employees and all of those who hold a stake in the company’s success. Don is committed to the continuous improvement of Indy and ongoing development of positive business partnerships.

Q & A with Don Prysi

Congratulations on Becoming President! What was you initial reaction?

Don Prysi: I was humbled by this decision and thanked everyone for the trust they have put in me.  Having worked my way through the ranks at Indy,  I have a genuine interest in the success of employees and all of those who hold a stake in the company’s success. I am committed to the continuous improvement of Indy and ongoing development of positive business partnerships.

What is the most rewarding or satisfying experience since you joined the company other then becoming President of the company?.

Don Prysi: I don’t know that I can pick just one but I can say that my most rewarding experiences include Indy being a positive influence in people’s lives. We have successfully built an environment that is centered on character. From team members to business partnerships… we strive for win/win relationships. This place really is different than most, we genuinely care about each other and want the best for those who we interact with. We have a business to run and success needs to be our priority, but how we do it matters. Seeing that all come through in actions makes me proud of our team.

Was there a time when a customer asked you for something out of the ordinary?

Don Prysi: All the time. Our motto is “we make honeycomb easy to buy”. I remember specifically when a distressed customer called and asked for better than the standard 21-28 day lead time we were quoting at the time. How much better? How about 2-3 hours?! Our team eats that kind of challenge up and we had the parts ready to go just in time for pickup.

Before working at Indy, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

Don Prysi: I was actually a Zamboni driver for a very short stint… pretty cool.

Are you married? Do you have kids?

Don Prysi: I am married to a beautiful, loving wife and have one three year old son. We enjoy time together with family here and in my home town of Chicago, spending time outdoors, playing and watching sports.

Do you have any hobbies?

Don Prysi: When I find the time I enjoy skiing, golfing, shooting and spending time outdoors.

>> Contact Don

 

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Indy Honeycomb is Attending the London MRO Europe and is Now Setting Up Meetings

Indy Honeycomb will be attending the London MRO Europe on September 24-26, 2013.  We are now accepting meetings at this event!  Please contact Don Prysi, President of Indy Honeycomb (888- 783-5357) to reserve a time for us to meet at the show.

About London MRO Europe

MRO EUROPE 2013

September 24-26, 2013

ExCeL London Exhibition & Convention Centre

London, UK

MRO Europe is the one opportunity you have in this region to discover the crucial issues impacting the MRO industry today and to network with colleagues, customers, peers, and competitors from all segments of the business. Join thousands of airlines, maintenance providers, OEMs, suppliers, and key regional players – at the same time, all under one roof!

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Airlines Represented…

  • Air Canada Jazz
  • American Airlines
  • Cargolux Italia S.p.A.
  • easyJet
  • EgyptAir
  • El Al Israel Airlines Ltd
  • European Air Transport Leipzig
  • Flybe Europe
  • Icelandair
  • Lufthansa
  • Pullmantur Air
  • Royal Jordanian Airlines
  • Ryanair
  • TAP Portugal

Team Indy Honeycomb Enters the Tough Mudder Competition to Support the Wounded Warrior Project

Indy Honeycomb is putting together “Team Indy Honeycomb” for the Tough Mudder Competition in October to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

“As a veteran who has seen brothers and sisters in arms return less than whole, I am proud to say that Indy Honeycomb contributes to changing the future for those who are willing to accept help,” said Don Prysi, Member of “Team Indy Honeycomb” and VP/Managing Director of Indy Honeycomb.

Video from Last Year’s Kentucky Event

About Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, 1,000,000 inspiring participants worldwide to date, and more than $5 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

>> Register for Kentucky’s Event on October 19-20th in Maysville, KY

About the Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and enlists aid from the public for the needs of injured service members. Their mission is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.

>> Make a Donation

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Indy Honeycomb is Poised and Ready for Growth By Investing In R&D, New Technology, Floor Space, and Increased Capacity!

As airlines consider their fleets ability to meet their customer’s needs, the size & type of craft and they purchase and large players merge and posture themselves toward sustained profitability, here at Indy Honeycomb we are available now more than ever to offer a wide variety of high temperature honeycomb for the big players and the smaller ones.  

Check out these forecasts…

Poised and Ready For Growth

 

Whether you are a prime, first tier, FAA/JAA shop or braze house we are enthusiastic about participation in your honeycomb needs. Give us a call and see how easy it is to buy Honeycomb from us. We are postured to help you grow and maybe grow with you. At Indy Honeycomb we try to operate with an eye toward anticipation of the customer’s needs. Being and remaining proactive is not always easy nor do we always hit the center of the target but the posture has become natural for this small business.

Indy Honeycomb has been investing in…

  • R & D – NADCAP compliance, registration and certification for SEG!
  • Technology – additional newer equipment!
  • Increased Floor Space – We’ve nearly doubled!
  • Increased Capacity – operating at just over 50%!

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Indy Honeycomb Selects JobBOSS as Our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software and Will Pass the Efficiency That It Brings On To Our Clients

What is Enterprise Resource Planning Software?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is business management software that allows an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business. ERP software integrates all facets of an operation, including product planning, development, manufacturing processes, sales and marketing. The basic goal is to provide one central repository for all information that is shared by all the various ERP facets in order to smooth the flow of data across the organization.

“Indy Honeycomb has thoroughly evaluated ERP/MRP options and has identified JobBOSS as the best solution for meeting customer needs.  The entire staff is committed to a successful implementation of this shop management software by 2014,” said Don Prysi, VP/Managing Director of Indy Honeycomb.

The following 10 steps outlines what the ERP  implementation team will be doing to launch the JobBOSS ERP by 2014… 

  1. Develop a plan with JobBOSS that includes a mutually acceptable timeline for each step in the transition, including process review, training, system setup, data conversions and establishing a go-live date.
  2. Select the implementation team and empower team leaders who can help plan the training and implementation for each specific area of operation, and determine how, when and by whom these activities will be carried out.
  3. Be open to change to  make changes to your established routines in order to best utilize the new ERP software.
  4. Getting end user buy-in by showing employees’ how the new manufacturing software will help them do their jobs more efficiently.
  5. Ensure your staff is prepared to use the new system and provide additional training on computer skills where necessary.
  6. Ensure your hardware meets specifications so a lack of preparedness doesn’t delay implementation and affect staff buy-in of the new system.
  7. Identify “super-users” and recruit them to help their co-workers learn and adjust to the new system.
  8. Develop trainings in order for the staff  to feel comfortable with the system.
  9. Be patient knowing that problems will arise, despite careful planning, and be prepared to address them.
  10. Listen to the frontline users for ways to improve internal business processes.

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Spotlight On Stephanie Wilmhoff! Indy Honeycomb’s Office Administrator

Stephanie Wilmhoff, Office Administrator – Indy Honeycomb

Stephanie started working for Indy Honeycomb in October of 2012 as the Office Administrator and her chief duties are managing accounts payable and receivable, processing and receiving payroll, administering employee benefits, maintaining benefits resources, and managing the Drug Abatement Program.  

“This is such a unique environment! We are co-workers but it feels like a family and I really love being a part of a team that strives for the best in everything they do,” Stephanie said. “I come from a non-accounting background, so the first time I balanced our operating account perfectly, it felt like hitting a home run!”

Stephanie shared an interesting job that she had before she was with Indy Honeycomb. She revealed that right after she graduated from the University of Kentucky, she worked with a non-profit missionary organization in Argentina for a year. She lived and worked in another culture and that experience forced both humility and perseverance upon her. She fell in love with the Argentine culture and people and had a year full of adventures that she will never forget.

Stephanie loves the outdoors and the adventure it brings! She especially likes hiking, biking, and kayaking. She takes off for the Red River Gorge in Kentucky any chance she gets.

>> Contact Stephanie

 

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Indy Honeycomb Is Pursuing NADCAP Accreditation

Indy Honeycomb’s proactive mindset is recently demonstrated by our decision to pursue the NADCAP accreditation. We will be focusing on our Spark Erosion Grinding (SEG) process for small cell applications, primarily engine seal honeycomb. By applying recognized Aerospace Industry standards Indy Honeycomb will further enhance our ability to pursue various aircraft market applications.

About NADCAP

Nadcap is an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment that brings together technical experts from both Industry and Government to establish requirements for accreditation, accredit Suppliers and define operational program requirements. This results in a standardized approach to quality assurance and a reduction in redundant auditing throughout the aerospace industry because Prime contractors, Suppliers and Government representatives have joined forces to develop a program that:

  • Establishes stringent industry consensus standards that satisfy the requirements of all participants
  • Replaces routine auditing of suppliers with one approved through a consensus decision-making process of members from the user community
  • Conducts more in-depth, technically superior special process audits
  • Improves supplier quality throughout industry through stringent requirements
  • Reduces costs through improved standardization
  • Utilizes technically expert auditors to assure process familiarity
  • Provides more frequent audits for Primes, fewer audits for Suppliers

>> Learn More About NADCAP

 

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The 2013 Paris Airshow is Proof of a Healthy Aerospace Sector!

One of Indy Honeycomb’s most important markets is in aerospace sector.  We produce parts for many commercial aircraft including Structural Honeycomb on the Boeing 737 and the Airbus 380.  We also provide numerous Engine Seal Honeycomb components to varies aerospace manufacturers.

About the Boeing 737…

The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twin-engine narrow-body jet airliner. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from Boeing’s 707 and 727, the 737 has developed.

About the Airbus 380…

The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner; many airports have upgraded their facilities to accommodate it because of its size.

Some Interesting Articles About Commercial Aircraft

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News Continues to Swing in a Positive Direction for Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturers

Credit: Reuters/Andy Clark

Boeing forecasts first $100 billion aircraft finance market by Reuters

(Reuters) – Buyers of commercial jetliners are likely to draw more financing from capital markets in 2013, as the value of jet sales rises about 9.5 percent to a record $104 billion (64 billion pounds), Boeing Co (BA.N) said Tuesday.

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About Indy Honeycomb

Indy Honeycomb’s mission is to make honeycomb easy to buy. We strive to generate real process improvement in the market availability of reasonably priced, technically sound honeycomb products. The actual process of honeycomb seal or core procurement need not be slow, inexact or painful. Indy Honeycomb operates with a keen understanding of product timeliness, professional courtesy, technical competence, and a high value on integrity.

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announces that Indy Honeycomb is expanding its Northern Kentucky facility

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With an investment of $915,000, Indy Honeycomb is expanding its facility and is adding 13 new, full-time jobs.

“Indy Honeycomb’s success can be traced to their early business vision – to make a complex product simple and easy to buy. That concept clearly works,” said Gov. Beshear. “Now, the Commonwealth is partnering with Indy Honeycomb to see the company continue to grow and succeed, and the addition of 13 jobs and a $915,000 investment are proof of that success.”

To encourage the investment and job growth in Northern Kentucky, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $200,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

“Incentives like this allow our business to move more decisively and proactively,” said Indy Honeycomb President Steve Barnett. “We now have the ability to provide additional space, equipment and technology to our committed team of employees, which allows us to better serve current customers and new clients alike. Having the ability to move on this initiative now, as opposed to waiting, helps us remain on the leading edge of our niche market.”

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