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Mission, Vision & Values
  • Green, sustainable technology: In windmills,solar panels and hybrid cars.
  • Medical: In X-Ray machines, pacemakers & defibrillators that save lives.
  • Space Exploration: On the Space Station, Moon Lander and Mars Rover.Military: Inside satellites, communications & missile systems, and airplanes.
  • Mobile Devices: Helping the world become closer and freer.
  • Lighting: Brightening the world.
  • Wireless Baby Monitors: Helping parents relax.
  • With a medical device company, developed a better heart pacemaker.
  • With a major manufacturer, developed a unique and tiny polymer capacitor.
  • With a lighting company, developed long-life electrolytic capacitors for LEDs.
  • With auto companies lowered CO2 emissions & increased fuel efficiency.
  • With major aerospace companies, developed capacitors for the rigors of space.

Positive, Rewarded Behaviors

  • Collaboration across boundaries.
  • One consistent face to the customer.
  • Global strategy; local execution.

Negative, Unacceptable Behaviors

  • Hiding talent, ideas, or innovations.
  • Focusing on only "my" group.
  • Schedule/time zone insensitivity.

Positive, Rewarded Behaviors

  • ETBF: Easy-To-Buy-From.
  • Solving problems proactively & quickly.
  • Not stopping until the problem is solved.

Negative, Unacceptable Behaviors

  • Making excuses for our "systems".
  • Avoiding responsibility; "not my job".
  • Slow and unresponsive attitude

Positive, Rewarded Behaviors

  • Saying what you mean & doing what you say.
  • Knowing and following KEMET's Global Code of Conduct.
  • "Walking the talk" for all our Values.

Negative, Unacceptable Behaviors

  • Holding back needed information.
  • Forcing inappropriate action.
  • Anything that would not be OK on the "News Front Page".

Positive, Rewarded Behaviors

  • Gaining clear group consensus.
  • Involving all the right people as needed.
  • Giving credit to others.

Negative, Unacceptable Behaviors

  • Undercutting others for self-gain.
  • Playing people against each other.
  • Taking credit for others' ideas.

Positive, Rewarded Behaviors

  • Intense, fast flexible turnaround.
  • Acknowledging requests immediately.
  • Making and meeting commitments.

Negative, Unacceptable Behaviors

  • Requiring business systems that waste time.
  • Showing "Paralysis by analysis".
  • Over promising and under delivering.

Positive, Rewarded Behaviors

  • Mutual commitment to development.
  • Celebrating failure; allowing risk taking.
  • Empowering for creativity & learning.

Negative, Unacceptable Behaviors

  • "No Time" for career development.
  • Holding people back, hiding talent.
  • Destroying confidence & passion.

Positive, Rewarded Behaviors

  • Efficient assessment of alternatives.
  • Knowing Market & key benchmarks.
  • Data and fact-based assessment.

Negative, Unacceptable Behaviors

  • Wasting time on what does not matter.
  • Refusal to consider "Brutal Facts".
  • Allowing biases to enter decisions.