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American Standard Circuits CEO Anaya Vardya has announced that the company’s Quality Systems Manager, John Rupp, has earned his certification as a quality lead auditor for AS9100D.
Vardya said, “We are very proud of John for having gone the extra mile to earn this certification. It is a great asset for us to have an in-house lead auditor that can assure that we are always in full compliance of both the new AS9100D standard and the new ISO9001:2015 standard.”
About American Standard Circuits
American Standard Circuits (ASC) prides itself on being a total solutions provider, manufacturing quality rigid, metal-backed, RF/Microwave, flex, and rigid-flex PCBs for the medical, automotive, industrial, defense, and aerospace markets in volumes from test and prototypes to large production orders. ASC has the expertise to provide a wide variety of technologies in a time-critical environment. Their qualifications include AS9100 Rev C, ISO 9001:2008, MIL-PRF 31032 certification and ITAR registration. American Standard also holds a number of key patents for metal bonding processes. For more information about American Standard Circuits services or to ask one of their technology experts a question, visit www.asc-i.com.
To download American Standard Circuits' new eBook, “The Printed Circuit Board Designer’s Guide to…Flex and Rigid-Flex Fundamentals” visit their download site here.
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