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American Quality Institute Bestows Leadership Award

Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 22:00

The American Quality Institute has given Dale Gordon the 2004 Leadership Award for his involvement and influence in aerospace quality.

Gordon received the award during the 12th annual International Conference on ISO 9000 and Related Standards. He has previously served as the past chairman of the American Aerospace Quality Group and was instrumental in the development and evolution of AS9100. Currently, he is an industry leader in aerospace quality management systems and is active in the International Aerospace Quality Group.

Over the past 25 years Gordon has worked in all aspects of the quality function producing products for various civil, defense and industrial aviation markets. He has held key management positions in the areas of nondestructive testing, supplier quality, quality engineering and was director of the Quality Management Program for Rolls-Royce Corp.

The conference featured sessions covering a host of quality management system standards, including ISO 9000:2000, ISO/TS 16949, AS9100, ISO 13485, IWA 1 health care standards, TL 9000, OSHAS 18001 and ISO 14001. Discussions involved trends in management systems standards, integration of Six Sigma, value stream mapping, value-added auditing, Web-based applications, balanced scorecard, customer satisfaction and continual improvement.

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