The National Association of Manufacturers selects Benchmark as a 2022 Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner in the Transformational Cultures category.


Benchmark’s BEX Olympics program was recognized for its impact on improving the company’s operational efficiencies through the use of Lean Six Sigma principles

TEMPE, Arizona., April 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a global provider of design, engineering and manufacturing services, today announced that it has been named a winner of the 2022 National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Manufacturing Leadership Awards was in the Transformation Cultures category. The company is being recognized for its outstanding achievement in developing the Benchmark Enterprise eXcellence (BEX) Olympics, a program designed to bring the company’s global operations teams together to participate in a fun, Olympic-themed event aimed at promoting the Lean Six Integrate Sigma culture and methods of continuous improvement into daily work. NAM’s press release announcing the winners is also available here.

“It is an honor to be recognized by NAM for the hard work our team put into the BEX Olympiad, but more importantly for the impact it has had on the culture of our global organization,” said Jeff Benck, President and CEO, Benchmark. “I am proud of the entire leadership team at our operations who created a fun and engaging program, as well as every member of our organization who participated and developed innovative Lean Six Sigma ideas to significantly improve our operations and quality performance.”

The goal of the BEX Olympiad is to create friendly competition across Benchmark’s global facilities aimed at continuous improvement across a variety of key performance indicators that enable improved operational efficiency, quality and customer experience. It creates both the opportunity to educate and train employees to make them agents of change for continuous improvement and corporate excellence, as well as significantly improve our overall quality and operational efficiencies. It has also proven to be a great way to engage employees more closely with Benchmark’s mission and values.

In the second year of the BEX Olympiad, Benchmark saw an increase in employee engagement from 175 change agents (employees) in 2019-2020 to more than 350 change agents across 16 teams and 7 countries in 2021. In addition, the results of the competition from year one to year two of the Olympic Games led to a significant improvement in cost savings.

Benchmark is recognized at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala, held on June 29, 2022at the JW Marriott in Marco Island, Fla. The gala is the closing event of Rethink: The Manufacturing Leadership Council Summit. Details of the awards are available at

Acceptance of the award on behalf of Benchmark is as follows: Chris SingletonVP, Operational Excellence and Thomas van ElmerenCompany leader, Lean Six Sigma

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About Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

Benchmark offers comprehensive solutions over the entire product life cycle; Leading through its innovative technology and engineering services; leveraging its optimized global supply chain; and providing world-class manufacturing services in the following industries: commercial aerospace, defense, advanced computing, next-generation telecommunications, medical, complex industries and semiconductor capital equipment. Benchmark’s global operations include facilities in seven countries and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHE.

SOURCE Benchmark Electronics, Inc.


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