Hypertronics Corporation, a Smiths Interconnect business and world-leading provider of high performance interconnect solutions for the most demanding applications, welcomed United States Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-Massachusetts) to its corporate headquarters in Hudson on November 27th.
Congresswoman Tsongas is currently serving in her third term representing the Fifth Congressional District of Massachusetts as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee where she has a long history working to ensure that the equipment and protection needs of the US military are fully addressed.
In addition, Tsongas has a track record of working in close concert with the small business community on job growth and economic development. Prior to being elected to congress, Tsongas raised a family, practiced law, and served as Dean of Middlesex Community college, all in the Fifth District. Elected in a special election in 2007, Congresswoman Tsongas is the first woman to serve in Congress in 25 years, and she holds the same seat that was held three decades earlier by her late husband, former Congressman, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Paul Tsongas.
With respect to local companies that have a competitive presence in the Defense industry, Congresswoman Tsongas commented, “Hypertronics is one of many innovative companies clustered throughout the Fifth District developing state-of-the art products and services for our military. The unique synergy existing in Massachusetts between our outstanding academic institutions, military installations, innovative high-tech companies and industry experts gives us an unmatched regional advantage that cannot be overlooked as we closely scrutinize our military spending to identify what and where we can afford cost savings while maintaining our national priorities. The creativity of this company’s workforce is evident in the products they have developed, which are incorporated into some of our nation’s most advanced technological achievements.”
Vadim Radunsky, President of Hypertronics stated: “We were delighted to welcome Congresswoman Tsongas to Hypertronics and to have the opportunity to demonstrate our products and capabilities, particularly our defense related products which help our armed forces and first responders keep us all safe. In light of the United States ending its combat role in Iraq, and now being well down the road in the drawn-down phase of its involvement in Afghanistan, we were particularly interested in hearing the Congresswoman’s view on the likelihood of defense spending cuts and how it could impact Hypertronics.”
About Hypertronics Corporation
Hypertronics, a Smiths Interconnect business based in Hudson, Massachusetts, has been a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of specialty connectors for the electronics industry since 1970. Its Hypertac® technology is renowned for delivering unfailing performance in high-reliability applications in the medical, military/aerospace, test and measurement and industrial market segments. The company offers a wide range of standard catalogue products as well as custom-designed connectors for more specific application needs and performance requirements. Hypertronics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smiths Group (UK: SMIN), a multinational company headquartered in London, UK. More information about Hypertronics product and solution offerings can be found at www.hypertronics.com.
About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect www.smithsinterconnect.com is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group www.smiths.com, a world leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.