KIHEI, HI – Integrity Applications Incorporated/Pacific Defense Solutions (IAI/PDS) was named one of the Best Places to Work in Hawaii for 2014 at an awards ceremony held at The Modern Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 4, 2014. The award was presented to IAI Chairman and CEO Joseph L. Brickey by Steven Petranik, Editor of Hawaii Business Magazine. Also representing IAI/PDS at the awards ceremony was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Kenneth A. Abeloe, Director Advanced Technologies Daron L. Nishimoto and Software Engineer Dave Archambeault. The Best Places to Work in Hawaii program is in its tenth year and is a partnership between Hawaii Business Magazine, UHA Health Insurance and the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The award rankings for Hawaii’s Best Places to Work for 2014 were based on the results from an Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey focusing on the following eight core areas: Leadership and Planning, Corporate Culture and Communications, Role Satisfaction, Work Environment, Relationship with Supervisor, Training and Development, Pay and Benefits and Overall Engagement. Each company also completed an Employer Benefits & Policies Questionnaire which captured information about company policies, practices and demographics. Companies were considered in one of three categories – small, medium or large — based on the number of employees who work for the company in Hawaii. Of all the companies that participated in the Hawaii’s Best Places to Work for 2014 program, just sixty-five qualified as finalists. IAI/PDS was one of thirty companies recognized in the small company category as a top tier employer.
“We are delighted to receive this recognition from Hawaii Business Magazine,” said IAI Chairman and CEO Joseph L. Brickey. “IAI / PDS continually strives to reward and acknowledge employees for the commitments and contributions they make to our customer’s mission success by providing a great work environment which optimizes customer outcomes and results. The IAI / PDS commitment to world-class service and customer-focused results is made possible by the high quality employees who make up the IAI / PDS family and the high quality work environment that our company provides.”
“IAI / PDS’s recognition as one of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work for 2014 is all the more remarkable since the Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey was conducted at a time when IAI and PDS were joining forces,” said Vice President Pacific Defence Solutions Wesley D. Freiwald. “The strong and vibrant workplace culture of excellence created by PDS has been sustained and enhanced through our new partnership with IAI in such a way that benefits employees and customers alike.”
Integrity Applications Incorporated is an engineering and software services company with a nationwide presence primarily supporting the intelligence community and other civil, defense and intelligence customers with a focus on Government space and intelligence surveillance reconnaissance systems activities. IAI’s headquarters is in Chantilly, Virginia. IAI also has offices in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania. IAI employees work on customer sites nationwide.
Founded in 1999, IAI is a veteran-owned business with a well-deserved reputation for quality, responsiveness, and excellence. IAI’s success is a direct result of superior performance, timely results and the high quality of IAI’s people, many of whom enjoy well established reputations within the defense intelligence community and with the commercial customers that IAI supports. IAI offers government and commercial customers breakthrough products, services, and end-to-end solutions designed to provide customers with competitive advantage. IAI dedicates itself to exceeding customers’ expectations and demands. Simply put, IAI lives by its name.