You'll find Telect at the heart of communications networks worldwide. Beyond simple products, Telect's heritage of service and innovation, along with a business model driven by entrepreneurialism, energy and ethics, positions us as a leading connectivity and power solutions provider for the global communications industry.
Telect takes the stewardship responsibility required by shareholders seriously. We have sustained a corporate board of directors since our founding in 1982. For over a decade, the blend of outside directors with accomplished backgrounds in finance, human resources and business, as well as a cultural alignment with the founding shareholders, has led to peak performance and balance with the management team. The discipline of quarterly board reporting and guidance has provided Telect a competitive edge in the marketplace.
- Bill Williams, Jr., Telect Founder & Chairman of the Board
- Judi Williams, Telect Founder & Vice Chair of the Board
- Wayne Williams, Telect President & CEO
- Walter Oliver, General Dynamics
- Thomas C. Simpson, Northwest Venture Associates, Inc.
At Telect, we strive to be good stewards. We feel it is our responsibility to be exceptional citizens within our own communities hopefully creating a ripple effect that contributes to the greater good.
Telect's corporate philanthropy program is an important benefit for our employees, as well as a way in which we support our communities and our strategic business plan. Our philosophy is to support organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities where we live and work, with a specific emphasis on supporting our shareholders’ passions and our employees’ personal interests. We look for opportunities that help us reinforce and emphasize our corporate cultural beliefs. Telect achieves these goals through corporate, matching and in-kind gifts.
Faith and Family
Telect believes in helping those less fortunate in our communities and supports organizations dedicated to educating and empowering people to achieve personal growth and success. Special consideration is given to organizations serving marriage, families and children – especially through ministry work.
Engineering, Sciences and Entrepreneurial Development
As a player in the communications networks across multiple industries, Telect stays involved with area colleges and universities to promote education in engineering and the sciences. We believe that entrepreneurial innovation and leadership development through support of new business ventures is first and foremost to a vibrant private sector economy.
Economic and Community Development
Telect values sustainable growth in the local communities and as such supports civic and community organizations working to enhance the quality of life for its citizens and area businesses.
Telect limits its support to tax-exempt organizations, as defined under U.S. Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code. Organizations and agencies may be required to:
- Show evidence of sound fiscal policies and low administrative costs
- Demonstrate the capability of providing a service for which there is a need in the community
- Demonstrate that the contribution funds will remain in the local community in which it serves
- Provide a current IRS Form W-9 with Taxpayer Identification Number or EIN
Telect makes every effort to direct its contributions where it can have the greatest impact, while addressing the most critical needs. We do not provide support to:
Contribution Amount Limitations
- Organizations that discriminate for any reason including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, creed, age, gender or national origin
- Organizations that have ties to or directly promote abortion
- Other limitations may apply and will be evaluated on an individual basis including budgetary limitations
Telect will evaluate whether your project or event meets the minimum requirements. You will be contacted within 60 days of your request, whether accepted or denied.
Requests for support should be made a minimum of 90 days in advance of the event or activity. Proposals are reviewed monthly and every effort is made to respond in a timely manner.
Telect does not guarantee contributions from year to year; organizations must re-apply for funding consideration for each event, every year.
All requests should be submitted to the attention of the Corporate Giving Coordinator. Request must include:
- Name and address of organization
- Telephone number of principle contact
- E-mail of principle contact
- Amount requested
- Overview of the program/project for which funding is requested, including purpose, targeted population, anticipated results, list of other organizations providing support and timeline.
- Current or past Telect involvement, if any, in the organization or program, including employee volunteers, board members, etc.
Corporate Giving Coordinator:
23321 East Knox Avenue
Liberty Lake, Washington 99019
Telect is committed to responsible corporate citizenship. Within that intentional framework, Telect strives to be a proactive steward of the environment by promoting key initiatives to reduce waste, reuse materials, and minimize environmental impact. Telect incorporates green initiatives into product engineering, packaging, services, and employee policies.
We commit to continual improvement in environmental performance by setting these objectives:
We will strive to minimize packaging materials and primarily package and protect our products with non-dyed, recyclable cardboard.
We will strive to reduce energy usage in our facilities, through efforts including facility consolidation and equipment efficiency.
Waste Reduction and Recycling
We will adhere to recycling standards for viable materials in all of our facilities. Recycling programs for waste reduction will ensure that materials are reused whenever possible.
Commute Trip Reduction
We will encourage efficient employee travel by establishing carpool programs, participating in community efforts to encourage alternative transportation, and enabling employees to develop flexible work schedules.
We will maintain high standards in our supplier relationships by encouraging environmental responsibility. We will share and solicit input from our suppliers to more effectively promote healthy corporate citizenship.
Legal and Environmental Agency Compliance
Through collaboration with industry peers and suppliers, we will maintain our strong history of compliance with the legal environmental requirements of the U.S. and other countries in which we operate.
Environmental Performance Reporting
We will consistently report accurate data on our environmental performance.
Telect employees are committed to this environmental policy.
The word "volatile" doesn't begin to describe the telecom industry throughout the past three decades. From deregulation to the dot-com boom, downsizing to explosive growth, telecom service providers and equipment suppliers have faced virtually every experience imaginable.
Telect has survived this volatility and is positioned well to continue its current path of growth into the near future. Debt-free private ownership highlights Telect today, with financial decision-making guided by core values, calculated risk, and a spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation.
While competitors have merged, been purchased, or ceased to exist, Telect has continued to lead our industry with the most complete range of physical layer infrastructure solutions available from a single source.