Crestwood Technology Group Commits to CCAP-101 Program an Industry-Wide Effort to Stamp out Counterfeit Components

Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2012

Crestwood Technology Group today announced it has joined the Components Technology Institute Inc. Certification Program, CCAP-101, in the Fight Against Counterfeit Components.

Crestwood Technology Group, a qualified supplier to the worlds top aerospace and defense contractors and the US Military, takes further steps in the fight against counterfeit components.

Components Technology Institute Inc. (CTI) is very pleased to confirm that Crestwood Technology Group (CTG) has achieved Certification to the CCAP-101 Program to detect and avoid counterfeit electronic components, says Leon Hamiter, founder of CTI. The CCAP-101 Certified process prescribes specific mandatory tests and inspections plus controls to assure the detection of counterfeit parts to prevent their delivery to customers. There have been no reported counterfeits received by customers that ordered CCAP-101 Certified components from Certified Independent Distributors.

Additionally, CTG was the first Independent Distributor that CTI trained on counterfeit component detection in February 2007. This clearly shows CTGs desire and effort to protect its defense and aerospace customers from receiving counterfeit components. CCAP-101 Certified Program has solidified CTGs position as an elite Independent Distributor in the battle against counterfeiting.

CTG is honored to team with Leon Hamiter and CTI in its efforts to combat counterfeit components. There is no greater threat to the defense and aerospace market than counterfeit parts. If a distributor is unable to act as a gatekeeper and make certain that the US Military and defense contractors do not receive bad parts, then there is a tremendous risk for equipment failure, weakened defense and potentially loss of lives, said Denise Gilchrist, President and founder of Crestwood Technology Group.

About Components Technology Institute, Inc. (CTI)

CTI is an electronic component engineering, consulting and training organization founded in 1982 by Leon Hamiter, a retired NASA engineer. Mr. Hamiter has over 45 years experience in the field of electronic components with over 20 years as Component Engineering & Technology Manager at NASA. CTI and Mr. Hamiter have provided components engineering services for many US and International space projects and has investigated numerous electronic reliability issues. CTI regularly conducts electronic component conferences, training seminars, and workshops throughout the USA and Europe. More information can be found on their website

About Crestwood Technology Group (CTG)

CTG is a woman owned – small business, cage code is 1S5X8, and is an approved and qualified supplier to the U.S. Government, Armed Forces and key aerospace and defense contractors. CTG has been recognized as Lockheed Martin Small Business Supplier of the Year April 2010 and is one of only 26 distributors globally to be named to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Qualified Suppliers List of Distributors (QSLD) for FSC 5961 and 5962. CTG has received the Boeing Silver Performance Excellence Award for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. CTG quality certifications include ISO 9001, AS 9120 (Aerospace), ISO1400, ANSI/ESD-S.20-20, ASA 100, as well as IDEA Professional Inspectors Certifications. CTG has an in-house test and inspection lab with state-of-the art counterfeit detection equipment.

CTG stocks obsolete and hard-to-find parts: electronic components, electromechanical parts, aircraft parts, bearings, cable assemblies, capacitors, circuit breakers, connectors, diodes, displays/lamps, fans, fasteners, fuses, hardware, interconnects, integrated circuits, microcircuits, microelectronics, combat vehicle parts, relays, resistors, semiconductors, switches, transistors, wire/cable and much more including heavily allocated products.

CTG clients are able to instantly locate obsolete, hard-to-find or heavily allocated parts by manufacturer part number or NSN at

Contact Crestwood Technology Group

Contact: Mike Boyd Executive VP Sales Crestwood Technology Group 1 Odell Plaza Suite 139 Yonkers, NY 10701 mike(at)ctgnow(dot)com Tel 914-779-3500 x116


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