Stanadyne Wins 2023 Seraph Quality Excellence Award

On left, Stanadyne COO Joe Mazzeo with 2023 Seraph Operational Excellence Awards judges former Brose HR Director Gloria Blanchard; Seraph President, North America, Thomas Kowal; and, ceremony host Seraph Director Justin Fortier.

The company’s Jacksonville, North Carolina operations honored at Seraph’s first Operational Excellence Awards Ceremony

 Jacksonville, North Carolina – June 21, 2023 – Stanadyne, a leading global fuel and air management systems supplier, brought home the 2023 Quality Excellence Award from Seraph’s Operational Excellence Awards ceremonies held June 15 in Detroit. Seraph is a global enterprise supply chain, operations, and manufacturing consultancy with a prominent presence in the automotive sector. Stanadyne’s Jacksonville North Carolina, manufacturing operations earned the honor by demonstrating outstanding quality system and process performance and innovation.

“It is wonderful Seraph has created this program to celebrate operational excellence and recognize organizations for their commitment to the discipline of continuous improvement” said Stanadyne Chief Operating Officer Joe Mazzeo. “The incredible team at our Jacksonville plant puts the excellence in quality excellence. It is their expertise and dedication, all day and everyday, that is being recognized by this award.”

The five winners of the Seraph Operational Excellence Awards were chosen through a comprehensive two-step process designed to assess and evaluate performance across key operational areas. In the first step, all candidates underwent an online assessment, which thoroughly reviewed their logistics, operations, human resources, and quality practices. This assessment helped identify organizations that exhibited exceptional operational excellence. The top candidates from the initial assessment proceeded to the second step, where they received a one-day onsite assessment conducted by the Seraph team. During this phase, the Seraph experts conducted in-depth evaluations of the shortlisted organizations, gaining deeper insights into their operational strategies, practices, and culture.

“We congratulate all the winners of the 2023 Operational Excellence Awards,” said Thomas Kowal, President of North America. “Stanadyne Jacksonville’s rigorous focus on process, accountability, and teamwork leads to exceptional quality results. Their commitment to daily gemba walks, layered process audits, and full functional testing set an excellent example for others to follow.”

Stanadyne’s Jacksonville location employs nearly 200 people, is part of the company’s Americas Business Unit, and is home to its Gas Advanced Engineering Center of Excellence. It encompasses approximately 127,000 square feet of gasoline systems research and development, assembly, production, and test automation space.

“Operational excellence is our roadmap toward continuous improvement in our complex manufacturing environment. It is vital to supporting our customers and keeping us competitive,” said Mazzeo. “Receiving this award means we are not only correctly reading that map, but we are actually following it.”

About Stanadyne

Stanadyne designs, manufactures, and remanufactures fuel delivery systems and components for gasoline and diesel engines, as well as low-carbon alternative fuels. Founded in 1873, the company specializes in pioneering technology for engines that move our world and remanufactured components that help keep them operating efficiently. The company provides customers with customized design, engineering, and manufacturing solutions from its United States, China, Italy, India, and United Arab Emirates locations in partnership with its global aftermarket service dealers and distributor network. For more information, visit

About Seraph

A global enterprise consulting firm that partners with business leaders to handle their most complex problems in areas such as supply chain, operations, and manufacturing challenges while delivering long-term operational and leadership improvements. Seraph has extensive on-site industry experience in the automotive, private equity, defense, medical device, electronics, energy infrastructure, and engineering sectors. The Seraph leadership team brings vast expertise across; crisis management, mergers, acquisitions, due diligence, restructuring, turn-around services, product launches, and logistics. Our four-phase process has been proven to provide quick payback and positive ROI, which is measured throughout customer engagement. Learn more at and follow Seraph on LinkedIn.

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