Quantum Silicones Earns Supplier of the Year Award from Leading LED Video Display Manufacturer

The quality of service and silicone technology provided from Quantum Silicones is not overlooked by longtime customer, Daktronics.

RICHMOND, Va.— The Supplier of the Year Award was announced at the end of all ceremonies during Daktronics, Inc.’s annual supplier conference in Brookings, South Dakota. The award was quite an honor for sales manager, Matt Loman and sales engineer, Greg Wegener attending the conference on behalf of Quantum Silicones.


Pictured L to R: Paul Gilk, Daktronics director of quality and reliability; Matt Loman, QSi sales manager; Greg Wegener, QSi sales engineer; Rob Lutz, Daktronics global sourcing manager.

Daktronics took careful consideration prior to selecting a recipient of the award. A stringent criterion guided the process, evaluating quality audits, responsiveness ratings, product innovation and on-time delivery of shipments.

“Daktronics works with QSi because they are very responsive to our continually changing needs,” said Jeff Eng, Daktronics commodity manager. “We collaborate with QSi to leverage their technical abilities to develop new materials that protect our electronic circuity.”

For 11 years, QSi’s team has worked closely with Daktronics on customizing and supplying silicones for their large screen LED video displays.

QSi’s silicone compounds contribute to the durability and overall quality of Daktronics’ display boards. Sensitive electronic components inside the LED boards are protected from harsh outdoor elements by using silicone.

“It is an honor to receive the supplier of the year award from Daktronics, which is really recognition of a true partnership on all levels. The QSi team strives to meet Daktronics’ needs on a daily basis as well as strategically so we can continue to meet their ongoing requirements for the future,” said Phil McDermott, QSi vice president of technology.

“Our joint development teams are working together on several next generation materials that will help advance Daktronics’ product offerings, allowing them to maintain their position as an industry leader. Teamwork and partnerships are powerful tools for innovation and our teams work exceptionally well together.”

As business continues to grow for Daktronics, QSi consistently provides both quality products and service. With an increase in venue renovations and new venue construction, LED displays are being requested in larger sizes.

Product quality and performance is crucial for Daktronics, which is why they partner with suppliers who hold the same values in quality.

For both Daktronics and all customers, QSi’s silicones must always meet certain specification criteria throughout every production cycle. QSi’s manufacturing schedules are thoroughly managed to ensure shipments are delivered on time.

Operating for over 40 years, Daktronics has become a global industry leader as manufacturer and supplier of LED video displays and billboards, serving the sports/live events, transportation and commercial markets.

Daktronics has been a recipient of many industry awards, including the Stadium Business Awards, the Communicator Award and Best in Sports Technology Award, among others.

Daktronics was featured on “CBS Sunday Morning” on February 1, 2015, the same day as NFL’s Super Bowl XLIX. A Daktronics video display is mounted at the University of Phoenix stadium, where the 2015 Super Bowl was held.

This was not the first time Daktronics’ large LED screens were viewed by thousands during NFL’s biggest game of the season. Daktronics has LED boards installed at 11 of the preceding venues that hosted the championship.

QSi’s team has not taken for granted the opportunity to serve Daktronics. In 2013, Daktronics honored QSi with the Quality Performance Award. Because of QSi’s outstanding service, product quality and innovation, Daktronics notes QSi as a “true partner”.