If an automated test protocol could have subjected 2020 to a pass/fail evaluation, we might have been tempted to start over from scratch. But as challenging as this year has been, it’s encouraging to look back at the great things our industry has been able to accomplish. From adjusting to a distributed workforce to continuing to pursue test strategies for rapidly growing 5G and IoT application areas, there’s a lot to get excited about for the future. To make sure we’re ready to meet the evolving challenges of our customers, TEVET made some pretty exciting changes this year.
An Updated Web Presence
2020 has been an exciting year of growth in our pursuit of new ways to provide value-add services to our customers. You might have noticed some of these changes, starting with our recently remodeled website. The new site, which we’ve designed to be more user-friendly and easier to navigate, emphasizes our commitment to adding value during every step of the procurement process, including vendor selection and management, supply chain consolidation, and award-winning partnerships and collaboration. We’ve also dropped the LLC in our domain name, so our new URL is www.tevet.com, which extends to our new email addresses as well.
The Grand Opening of our New Corporate Headquarters
In October, we held the grand opening of our new 140,000 square-foot headquarters in Greeneville, Tennessee. The new digs include 137,000 square feet of warehouse and assembly space so we can take on more kitting, staging of materials, and light assembly functions from our customers so they can make more efficient use of their time, space, and resources. The renovated building actually stood vacant for nearly a decade before we set out to design a state-of-the-art environment where the most prestigious contractors in the country can find i technology expertise to help them accomplish their mission. Bringing new life to this once-forgotten building represents two of our core principles; maximizing the resources at our disposal and investing in our community.
Adding Wade Lowdermilk, CTO to Our Executive Team
Another important element we’ve added in 2020 is the expertise of industry vet Wade Lowdermilk, who joined our executive team as the company’s first Chief Technology Officer. Wade has extensive industry experience and is a globally-recognized expert in a wide range of technology areas. He also has the unique perspective of having worked with TEVET as a supplier and as a customer.. This perspective and understanding of the challenges facing the industry will be invaluable in helping our customers select the right test solutions, but also as we extend our services to include system integration and new logistical capabilities. Wade most recently served as the CTO and VP of Engineering at RADX Technologies, and he was a Scientific and Engineering Fellow at BAE Systems, Inc.
TEVET Licenses RADX LibertyGT
RADX Technologies® (RADX) and TEVET, LLC (TEVET) announced that they entered into a license agreement where TEVET will become the exclusive provider of LibertyGT® Modular, COTS, Real-Time RF Test and Measurement Systems. This new license agreement expands on the distribution agreement in place between the companies for the past several years by enabling TEVET to become the exclusive company to manufacture, integrate, distribute, and support LibertyGT Systems and Measurement Science Firmware and Software Solutions on a global basis. TEVET will manage sales of LibertyGT solutions and support existing LibertyGT customers desiring post-sales repair, warranty, calibration, or upgrade services.
Building on our Track Record of Exemplary Service
2020 also honored us with our share of industry recognition, which we’re extremely proud of.
We started the year by being recognized with the HUBZone Small Business of the Year Award, which recognizes small businesses that support historically underutilized business zones. This is actually our second time we’ve been recognized by the HUBZone Council, and we’re proud to share this award with the Greeneville community. TEVET also had the honor of winning several supplier awards from our customers including a prestigious award for our CEO:
2020 might not have been the easiest year, but it is always a privilege to be part of the larger missions of our customers. And, of course, some things will never change. We’re still dedicated to a legacy of service to Country, Customer, and Community. And we’re still fiercely dedicated to being a certified HUBZone business providing economic opportunities to our community. We’re also a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, as well as being AS9120B certified. With our large portfolio of contract test and measurement suppliers, our customers can be assured they are receiving authentic, quality products.
TEVET is looking forward to extending our capabilities in 2021, and we are excited that we have the people and the talent to address the challenges that lay ahead.