Welcome To ATC Power Systems
ATC Power Systems was founded by Joel Bedell in 1981 to design and manufacture power supplies for the demanding military market. In 1982, Mr. Bedell began negotiation with Larue Renfroe, owner of Assurance Technology Corporation, to provide financial backing to ATC Power during its start up years. Mr. Renfroe, a longtime associate provided the financial resources in 1983. This began a synergistic operation for the two companies with complimentary technical strengths and developed a longstanding friendship and business relationship between Mr. Bedell and Mr. Renfroe.
Assurance Technology Corporation was started in 1969 and has grown to over $60,000,000 in sales year 2005 with approximately 400 employees. Assurance Technology’s primary customers are direct contacts with the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Subcontractors to other defense contractors add a small portion to the business in the design and development of Space borne and tactical Communication Systems, microprocessor based controller and data processors, and ground support and test systems.
Both ATC Power Systems and Assurance Technology Corporation are in excellent financial shape after years of profitability.
ATC Power Systems has been investing in modern equipment to reduce labor costs, increase capacity, and improve product quality.
Profile & Mission
ATC Management consists of a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals. All department heads work very closely with one another to maintain tightly monitored controls as well as keeping all lines of communication flowing on a daily basis.
ATC is classified as a small business concern, thereby allowing Engineering to be intimately involved during the entire product cycle. Engineering, (Electrical and Mechanical) Quality, Material Control and Manufacturing are constantly involved from the initial design phase of a program until the production is complete.
When ATC is awarded a custom contract, a Program Manager is immediately assigned, one who understands both electrical and mechanical disciplines. He determines the initial architecture for the system (as was proposed) and sells his concepts to the other disciplines. Input from Mechanical, Manufacturing, Quality and Material Control is discussed, evaluated, and changes are made based on full agreement by all parties.
Once the Program Manager has been assigned, a detailed milestone schedule is derived to track progress in all areas from purchasing of material to various electrical subassembly milestones. A budget is also established for material, broken down for electrical and mechanical parts. Typically, electrical parts are purchased from distribution and have at least two sources. Mechanical parts are typically single sourced because they are custom. Quotations are solicited from three vendors for all parts such as PWBs, sheet metal, and machined parts to ensure competitive pricing.
Our quality manager is involved in the source selection process, and for our customers requiring a Quality System conforming to MIL-Q-9858A, all requisitions are reviewed and signed by our Quality Manager.