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Teledyne Brown earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Accreditation

April 29, 2013
Cary, NC

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard.  The Gold Standard recognizes the company’s extraordinary efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Christopher A. Viehbacher, chief executive officer of Sanofi, chairs the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, the nonprofit organization of cancer-fighting CEOs who created the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, many of its designated cancer centers, and leading health non-profit organizations and professionals. Today, more than 3.3 million employees and family members are benefiting from the vision and leadership of the more than 140 employers who have chosen to become Gold Standard accredited.

“Teledyne Brown Engineering is honored to receive the CEO Cancer Gold Standard.  It affirms the quality of our wellness program and inspires us to remain vigilant about promoting health screenings, exercise and wellness education.  Having a healthy workforce benefits our employees first and foremost, but it also strengthens our business,” said Rex D. Geveden, president of Teledyne Brown Engineering.

The CEO Cancer Gold Standard calls for companies to evaluate their health benefits and corporate culture and take extensive, concrete actions in five key areas of health and wellness to fight cancer in the workplace. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, a company must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by prohibiting tobacco use at the workplace; encouraging physical activity; promoting healthy nutrition; detecting cancer at its earliest stages when outcomes may be more favorable; and providing access to quality care, including participation in cancer clinical trials.

In addition to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fifteen NCI-designated cancer centers and over 40 hospitals and medical centers have earned Gold Standard accreditation. CEOs from across industries are keenly aware of the tremendous impact they can have in improving health, controlling health care costs and making a difference beyond their organization’s walls in the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases. Other Gold Standard employers include insurers like Aetna, Cigna, State Farm and several Blue Cross affiliates; law firms, such as Hogan Lovells and Jenner + Block; technology companies such as Dell and SAS Institute; and a range of leading employers including American Century Investments, Johnson & Johnson and Lowe’s.

About Teledyne Brown Engineering

Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. is a full-spectrum engineering and advanced manufacturing company with operations in the United States and the United Kingdom.  The company provides engineering services, engineered systems and manufactured products to the space, defense and energy markets. Teledyne Brown provides full lifecycle development from concept definition to production and operations.  The company has a rich heritage in developing complex systems for space, missile defense, energy and other challenging markets.  Find out more about Teledyne Brown Engineering at www.tbe.com.