Gowanda Electronics Achieves AS9100 Certification

5/21/2007

Manufacturer of High Performance Electronic Components Makes Commitment to Global Aerospace Market

Gowanda Electronics, a manufacturer of high performance electronic inductor components for RF and power applications, announces that the company is now registered as conforming to AS9100 quality management standard. Certification was granted by NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) after completion of an audit earlier this year.

“We are proud to join the prestigious community of companies that are certified to AS9100,” said David Schaack, President of Gowanda Electronics. “Our recent certification reflects Gowanda’s company-wide commitment to design, manufacture and supply inductors that serve the needs of the global aerospace industry,” added Schaack.

The AS9100 standard goes above and beyond traditional ISO 9001 requirements and specifies nearly 100 additional requirements relating to quality, safety and reliability, in order to provide a quality management system that addresses the specific needs of the aerospace industry. The AS9100 offers a common standard for the global marketplace and is expected to become a necessity for doing business within the aerospace and aviation markets.

“By achieving AS9100 certification, we have taken the steps necessary to assure we not only meet aerospace customer expectations, but hopefully exceed them,” said Ken Hicks, Director of Quality at Gowanda Electronics. “That said, this certification will help Gowanda to expand its participation in the aerospace and aviation markets,” added Hicks.

The AS9100 certification complements Gowanda’s already-established ISO 9001:2000 certification (attained in 2002) and its more recently attained ISO 13485 certification for the medical market (2006).

NSF International Strategic Registrations offers a comprehensive portfolio of management systems registration solutions to meet the demands of the global marketplace (www.nsf-isr.org). Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, with offices in Korea, Taiwan, Europe, China, Brazil and Canada, NSF performs audits and provides management systems registration for more than 6,000 clients throughout the world. NSF provides ISO 9001, ISO 14001, RC14001®, ISO 13485, OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001, AS9100, AS9110, AS9120, ISO 22000, BS/Dutch Feed, SFI, COC, and TL-9000 registrations.  Accredited by ANAB and the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA), NSF is also recognized by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to provide ISO/TS 16949 registrations.

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