Summit Technical Solutions, LLC Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification by NQA, USA

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Significant quality management accomplishment exemplifies STS commitment to quality.

“Summit Technical Solutions showed a phenomenal learning curve at understanding and implementing ISO 9001:2008,”

National Quality Assurance, USA, Inc. (NQA, USA), a leading global provider of quality and environmental management system registration services, announced today the certification of Summit Technical Solutions, LLC (STS) to the ISO 9001:2008 standard for quality management.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Summit Technical Solutions, LLC delivers creative solutions and award winning services for advanced systems engineering and design; information technology and training; operations and maintenance including communications services; and logistics support for primarily Federal Government customers. Existing clients and contracts include the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Army, U.S, Navy, U.S. Air Force, Department of State, Federal Aviation Administration and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

“Summit Technical Solutions showed a phenomenal learning curve at understanding and implementing ISO 9001:2008,” NQA Lead Auditor Haley Brodish commented. “They have great attention to detail within the corporate headquarters and try and succeed at many tasks. No wonder the customers have given such positive feedback.”

ISO 9001:2008 is an International Quality Management System Standard that specifies requirements within which an organization demonstrates its ability to consistently provide product or service to meet customer and legal requirements, enhancing customer satisfaction and opening the way to continual improvement. The requirements are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size or product/service provided. Globally more than one million organizations have implemented ISO 9001 Management Systems (Over 50,000 organizations in North America).

"ISO 9001:2008 certification is a significant quality management milestone accomplishment for STS because it exemplifies our commitment to continual improvement of our quality processes to meet the needs of our customers”, said Summit Technical Solutions, LLC Founder, President and CEO Kelly Terrien.

About STS
Summit Technical Solutions, LLC is headquartered at 726 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, Colorado and also maintains offices in Huntsville, Alabama; Lee’s Summit, Missouri; and Ramstein, Germany. They can contacted by calling (719) 520-9787 or visiting

About NQA
NQA is a leading global independently accredited certification body (registrar), providing assessments (audits) of organizations to various Management System Standards since 1988. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, NQA, USA was established in 1992 as a joint venture between National Quality Assurance (NQA), Limited (headquartered in London, England) and National Technical Systems, Inc. (located in Calabasas, CA, NASDQ: NTSC).

NQA, USA has expertise in many diverse industries including aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, information technology, professional services, transportation and distribution, automotive, plastics, metal and machinery, foods and supply chain management. This expansive expertise means NQA, USA can offer its clients a single point of contact saving them time, as well as an experienced and competent staff based throughout the US to provide local attention. NQA’s worldwide operations are accredited to perform management systems registrations by ANSI - ANAB (American National Standards Institute/Registrar Accreditation Board), UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) and various other regional and industry-specific oversight bodies.

About NTS
National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of engineering services to the defense, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive and high technology markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance, testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For additional information about NTS, visit our website at or call 800-270-2516.

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