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ASU makes quality a priority
Aviation Specialties Unlimited has received ISO 9001:2015 certification for its commitment to quality and environmental management. It has also hired Brian Davis as quality manager.

Boise, Idaho-based night vision goggle specialist Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has received ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Performance Review Institute (PRI) Registrar recognised ASU for having met the stringent requirements of this international standard, its ongoing commitment to satisfying stakeholders and its dedication to continual improvement of its management system.

“ASU's ISO 9001: 2015 certification is a significant accomplishment for our organisation that demonstrates our dedication to quality and continuous improvement," says president Dr Joseph Estrera. "The team has invested significant time and energy into a robust quality management system to produce exceptional products with the highest quality standards that exceed our customers' expectations.”

“ASU has demonstrated its commitment to world-class quality and environmental management by implementing and becoming certified to the ISO 9001:2015 certification standards. It has joined an elite number of organisations worldwide that have achieved certification to this globally recognised standard,” says Randy Daugharthy, director of the registrar programme at the Performance Review Institute Registrar. “PRI Registrar is proud to partner with ASU in this accomplishment and looks forward to the continued support of its objective of quality/environmental excellence.”

ASU chief operations officer Hannah Gordon led the push for certification, laying the groundwork by implementing numerous quality assurance, customer service and enterprise resource planning initiatives.

Before obtaining the certification, ASU hired Brian Davis as its new quality manager. Davis brings more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and quality to the new role on the ASU team. With a degree in Electrical Engineering, he has previously served in multiple positions where he streamlined processes, reduced waste and improved quality. Before joining ASU, he worked as a manufacturing engineer, quality engineer and most recently the director of manufacturing for a local supplier to ASU.

“Brian is a vital part of ASU's efforts to add greater value to our customers,” says Gordon. “He brings extensive experience in ISO 9001:2015 certification. His 20 years of manufacturing standardisation and quality improvement will help ASU to continually improve our manufacturing processes and deliver products that meet and exceed the highest quality standards.”

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