NQA, USA Hosts West Coast Quality Conference

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Audit and technical staff and industry experts will present on current issues facing today’s quality professionals.



His presentation opened a new way of thinking for me on internal audits..

National Quality Assurance, USA, Inc. (NQA, USA), a leading provider of management registration services for various industries, including aerospace, defense, telecommunications, automotive, and information technology, is pleased to announce the 2013 West Coast Quality Conference to be held on February 20, 2013.

The conference sessions will be conducted by NQA’s audit and technical staff, as well as outside experts. Topics covered will include internal auditing techniques, measuring process effectiveness, purchasing flow down, risk based internal audits, auditing in the ITAR environment, AS9100, Business Continuity, and the new AS6081 and AS5553 standards addressing counterfeit parts.

“We are pleased to be bringing our conference back to the west coast for a third year,” stated Kirsten Smith, NQA Business Development Director, “We had so much positive feedback from our clients and colleagues in previous years that hosting an event in 2013 was an absolute must for us.”

“I really appreciated Andy Nichols’ presentation on risk based internal audits,” commented Alan Lenny of Thyssen Krupp Aerospace following the 2012 conference, “His presentation opened a new way of thinking for me on internal audits, helping me break down paradigms I helped create many years ago. This is a turning point for me and my organization.”

The West Coast Quality Conference will be held on February 20, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Westin Los Angeles Airport. Click here or visit nqa-usa.com/events for more information and to register.

About NQA, USA
NQA, USA, headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, was established in 1992 as a joint venture between National Quality Assurance, Limited (headquartered in London, England) and National Technical Systems, Inc. (located in Calabasas, CA, NASDQ: NTSC). NQA, USA is a world-renowned ISO 9001, ISO 14001, TS 16949, and AS9100 registrar. NQA, USA’s single point of contact saves clients time, while its well-trained, efficient staff, located nationwide, provides local attention. NQA’s worldwide operations are accredited to perform management systems registrations by ANSI - ANAB and UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service). NQA, USA has expertise in many diverse industries including aerospace, transportation and distribution, printing, professional services, automotive, foods, electronics, computers, and software.

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 http://www.ntscorp.com or call 800-270-2516.

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