By Letterkenny Public AffairsFebruary 29, 2012
Chambersburg, Pa.-- Feb. 29, 2012 --Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) celebrated the winning of
its seventh Shingo Medallion for Manufacturing Excellence for the Aviation Ground Power Unit value stream.
Guest speakers included Senator Richard Alloway II, (PA-33); Field Representative for Congressman Bill Shuster, Ms. Nancy Bull; Maj. Gen. James Rogers, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Gen. Ann Dunwoody, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.
Depot Commander, Col. Cheri A. Provancha, recognized the employees of LEAD that made the recognition possible.
"This is the second medallion awarded to the Depot during my tenure here at Letterkenny," Provancha said. "I am proud of LEAD employees' commitment to the Warfighter, the flexibility and adaptability of the workforce, and their pride in workmanship."
Maj. Gen. James Rogers expressed his pride in the Depot's superiority.
"We, as the Army Material Command, value doing things right," said Rogers.
"We are about being effective while also being efficient; we are all about showing the world we are the best at what we do."
"Our workforce is as dedicated and as patriotic as the men and women who are over in our foxholes because they know what they are fighting for," added Dunwoody.
Since 2002 LEAD has been transforming business practices by implementing the Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing approach, focusing on principles of operational excellence and embedding those principles into the organizational culture. The Power Generation Branch, which includes the AGPU value stream, leads the Depot in employee-driven initiatives for improvement in their processes.