Composites manufacturer ACP Composites Inc. (Livermore, Calif.) has announced the appointment of David Smith as its director of quality. Smith has more than 30-years' experience in the quality assurance field and is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ, Milwaukee, Wis.). ACP says Smith had been working closely with ACP as a quality consultant during the past year before becoming a full-time team member in early March.
“As an independent consultant, Smith proved ready to implement, execute and maintain the quality programs required for ISO9001:2008 and AS9100 certification,” notes Justin Sparr, ACP's executive VP. ACP cites Smith's proven track record in implementation of quality management systems, ISO 9001 support programs, product regulatory programs and quality improvement processes. Smith’s addition to the ACP payroll is expected to prove instrumental in ACPs' attainment of both ISO9001:2008 and AS9100 certifications.
Smith’s responsibilities at ACP Composites now include oversight of the implementation of ISO9001:2008 and AS9100 certification processes under the corporate quality umbrella for advanced composite plastics. With focus on the aerospace and medical industries, Smith will implement a full quality management system infrastructure, which reportedly will include all product quality processes, inspections, documentation, cleanroom certifications, and training, as well as directing supplier, distributor, and internal audits.
According to ACP, its business continues unprecedented growth. The company says it intends to hold itself to the highest standards as a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality composites, and the company wants to be certain that it maintains quality standards in all aspects of the business.
"It's critical that we maintain our quality levels to meet the strict requirements of UAV, aerospace, medical and high-technology semiconductor manufacturing," says Sparr.
ACP Composites Inc. is a women-owned small business that, since its inception in 1985, has specialized in composite panels, laminates, tubes, solid rods and formed composites for a variety of industries, including medical, aerospace and defense.
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