7/11/2012 12:07 PM
BREA, Calif., July 11, 2012— Esterline Engineered Materials, a leading supplier of elastomer-based products for the aerospace and defense markets, is pleased to announce that its Kirkhill Elastomer facility in Brea, California, has been granted independent AS9100 Revision C certification.
As the cornerstone of the Kirkhill product Quality Management Standard (QMS), AS9100 Rev. C Certification comprises more than 100 additional requirements over ISO 9001:2008 and is specific to the aerospace industry. Achieving certification by an independent, accredited AS9100 registrar provides organizations with a comprehensive QMS focused on areas directly impacting continuous product and process improvement. This is a milestone achievement providing Esterline and Kirkhill products a distinct advantage over competitors, as well as prestigious international recognition.
Mike Johnson, GM & Vice President of the Kirkhill facility, stated, “AS 9100 certifies that our Quality Program for processes and products is controlled through all stages of development, design, production and preparation for delivery, and will meet the highest quality standards our industry and customers expect.”
Phil Laure, Quality Manager for the Kirkhill operation, said, “On achieving the AS9100 distinction, we have completed a very challenging certification process to provide our customers with the confidence and assurance they deserve and rightfully demand to meet the rigorous requirements and expectations of their own customers and end users”.
The Kirkhill facility registration rounds out successful AS9100 Rev. C certification for all the Esterline Engineered Materials facilities in the U.S. and U.K., including sites in Valencia and Pomona, California as well as Darchem Engineering in Stillington and Gloucester, U.K. Achieving the certification is a rigorous process for even a single facility to achieve, so Esterline is extremely pleased to have achieved certification across all of its Engineered Materials operations.