Combustion Associates, Inc. selected to participate in Southern California Edison mentorship program

Summary: Combustion Associates, Inc.

Combustion Associates, Inc. (CAI) recently received the exciting news of being accepted into the Southern California Edison 2012 Mentorship Program. CAI is one of ten Southern California diverse firms that have demonstrated a history of solid performance and are ready to take their business to the next level.

The Edison Mentorship is an 18 month program for SME’s to create a mutually-beneficial, long-term business relationship between So Cal Edison and its contractors and suppliers. It is designed to help SME’s grow their business and compete more successfully as prime suppliers by strengthening critical business skills and adding transparency to business and procurement processes.

Through the mentorship of a So Cal Edison “Power Team” the program consists of a multi-tiered curriculum designed to meet the awardees’ specific developmental needs. The multi-tiered curriculum includes workshops, individualized coaching and executive education. 

Located in Corona, California, CAI is a manufacturer and systems integrator of Modular Power Generation Systems. The CAI Spirit 1, 3, 5 and 10 MW line of Gas Turbine Generators are designed for scalability, portability, fuel flexibility and cost-efficiency. CAI also specializes in Renewable “Green” Energy projects such as Waste to Energy and Landfill Gas to Energy Applications. 

Ms. Kusum Kavia, Executive Vice President of CAI, says, “We are honored at being accepted into the SCE Mentorship Program. CAI is ready to climb to the next level with the help and expertise of Southern California Edison.” 

Over its 20 years history, CAI has won the following Federal & State Awards:

2011 President’s “E” Award for Excellence in Exporting - the highest award by the U.S. Department of Commerce 

2009 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award for Technology – CSUSB

2009 Exporter of the Year Award for Sub-Saharan Africa – US ExIm Bank

2008 National Minority Person of the Year Award – US Dept of Commerce

2007 Vendor Excellence Award – US Department of Defense

2006 National Exporter of the Year Award – US SBA

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