LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (May 23, 2016)—The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) has named HTii and Northrop Grumman Corporation as the 2015 Small and Large Business Members of the Year. The announcement was made at TPP's May 10th Annual Dinner to a sold out crowd of over 300 members and guests.
"Every year it is a great pleasure to select companies who have exemplified commitment to the community and support for Pax River. To be considered for the award, member companies must demonstrate strength in business performance, employee culture, community affairs and volunteer activities. HTii and NGC have demonstrated excellence in all of these areas and we are proud to name each of them Members of the Year" said Gene Townsend, President of the TPP Board of Directors.
In 2015, HTii concentrated on growing new capabilities and bringing on new engineers to meet their ever growing customer demands. HTii's team is highly regarded for their use of IBM tools and has been invited to present at several major IBM symposiums. Most recently, the team presented to an audience of 20,000 at the IBM InterConnect conference.
Internally, HTii celebrates the work of their "HTii Heros," the men and women of HTii who have served in our military. At their 2015 annual awards dinner, each employee who has served in the military was recognized, totaling over 400 years of military service in their small group. In honor of sacrifices made by them, and their families, a donation was made to a veteran's group chosen by the employees.
HTii employees are busy all over Southern Maryland, volunteering for programs such as Wrapping Arms 'Round Many (WARM), Civil Air Patrol, SMECO's Board of Directors and much more. They also support STEM through sponsorship of the quadcopter "Torch Team," that recently won the local student quadcopter competition in St. Mary's County.
"We are so very proud to call Southern Maryland our home," said Dorothy Hammond, CEO of HTii, "our employees take pride in everything that we do, to help not just our company but our community."
TPP's Large Business Member of the Year, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC), is recognized as being one of the best places to work in the nation. Their goal is to make sure that all employees feel welcomed, respected, included and valued in a culture where each employee can contribute in a meaningful way. NGC has made it a priority to provide their employees with programs and services that support all aspects of their employee's lives.
In 2015, NGC contributed to numerous programs and initiatives. Contributions in Southern Maryland totaled over $216,000. They also recognize the importance of a hands-on approach and encourage all employees to participate as volunteers to support the community.
A long time and strong supporter of STEM initiatives, NGC supports school programs, community organizations, professional associations and government initiatives, including: Patuxent River Navy League, St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce, Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, Cyber Patriot Program, Robotics, St. Mary's County Science Fair Mentoring Program and much more.
NGC helps to design and implement solutions and strategies intended to transform and empower our communities. Working in conjunction with their stakeholders, they are developing partnerships for stronger communities. "Our employees are motivated to volunteer and mentor students and engage in community activities whenever possible. It is through this community citizenship that we have the greatest impact," said Scott Stewart, NGC's Corporate Lead Executive for the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River, "You will find NGC employee involvement at many schools and STEM programs in the region. Whether volunteering at an after school club like robotics or Destination Imagination, or providing direct support in the classroom as Subject Matter Experts, NGC employees are a vital resource to the students they mentor."
The Patuxent Partnership works with government, industry and academia on initiatives in science and technology, hosts programs of interest to NAVAIR and the broader DoD community, supports workforce development including education initiatives and professional development. Visit www.paxpartnership.org.