Aviation Champion For Industry Safety Is Honored In Washington D.C.

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It has been a summer to remember for hundreds of aviation industry professionals who gathered in the nation’s capital as Roy Resto, President of Aviation Integrated Management (AIM) Solutions Consulting, received the prestigious 2011 Edward J. Glueckler Award.

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“Over time, Roy Resto has been instrumental in finding the path forward for several of the initiatives that are the cornerstone of our organization today,” remarks Michele Dickstein, President of the Aviation Suppliers Association.

It has been a summer to remember for hundreds of aviation industry professionals who gathered in the nation’s capital as Roy Resto, President of Aviation Integrated Management (AIM) Solutions Consulting, received the prestigious 2011 Edward J. Glueckler Award.

For more than a decade, the Aviation Suppliers Association(ASA) Board of Directors has presented this Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s annual conference in recognition of outstanding commitment, dedication, and contributions to the association as well as the aviation industry. The award is named for the founder and first President of ASA, who was able to build on tradition and present this year’s award in Washington D.C. with the Board of Directors.

“Over time, Roy Resto has been instrumental in finding the path forward for several of the initiatives that are the cornerstone of our organization today,” remarks Michele Dickstein, President of the Aviation Suppliers Association. “Roy’s extensive knowledge and passion for safety, as well as quality, has meant that leaders in aviation supported important accreditation such as FAA AC 00-56 for all purchases of distributors. Other success stories meant that auditors for ASA-100 would have a concise manual from a seasoned author who understood the process from many vantage points. And turning the spotlight on recent events, Roy’s efforts have insured that aviation criminals have a new enemy as it relates the launch of the first publicly available stolen parts data base by ASA with support from Inventory Locator Service (ILS). In summary, Roy Resto is a true asset and change agent for our industry.”

After the awards ceremony, Roy Resto, President of Aviation Integrated Management Solutions Consulting stated, “Words cannot adequately describe the profound yet humbling sense of honor this award has given me. My sincerest desire is that others may gain the inspiration and courage needed to champion noble aviation causes such as safety, quality, and collaborative problem solving for the future. I would also like to express my warmest appreciation to my industry and ASA friends in support of this recognition.”

About Aviation Integrated Management Solutions Consulting, LLC
Aviation Integrated Management (AIM) Solutions Consulting, head quartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a results-oriented company working in the aviation and logistics industries. The company’s President, Roy Resto, is a bilingual, FAA DAR (Designated Airworthiness Representative). To complement his FAA designation, Mr. Resto is an Instrument Rated Pilot with more than 27 years of industry experience, most of which comes through senior executive positions at: Messier-Bugatti-Tracer, a family of aviation companies; Quality Management Solutions LP, a consulting firm specializing in aircraft maintenance; American Airlines, the world’s third largest airline; and McDonnell Douglas. In addition to his commercial industry experience, Roy Resto is also a member of the US Air Force where he continues to serve as an Avionics Specialist with the 128th ARW in Milwaukee. Further, he has served on the FAA’s Suspected Unapproved Parts Steering Committee and on ASA’s Board of Directors. From a business and technical credentials standpoint, Roy Resto has earned an MBA in finance, Bachelor’s of Science, Associates, FAA A&P license, and FCC Radiotelephone license with a RADAR endorsement. For more information about Aviation Integrated Management Solutions Consulting, please contact: ROYRESTO(at)aol(dot)com

About The Aviation Suppliers Association                                                                    
The Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), based in Washington, D.C., is a not-for-profit association, representing more than 430 global member companies that are positively shaping the aviation industry. Collectively, they lead critical logistics programs, purchasing efforts, and distribution of aircraft parts worldwide. ASA's Board of Directors and Corporate Officers focus the organization’s energies on regulatory and legal matters such as safety, international compliance, business promotion and ethical business practices that impact the aviation parts supply industry. ASA also recognizes outstanding industry leadership and commitment with its annual Edward J. Glueckler Lifetime Achievement award. Member companies include: distributors, suppliers, surplus sales organizations, repair stations, manufacturers, airlines, operators, and other companies that provide services to the aviation parts supply industry.

ASA has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Database Management and the Industry Voluntary Accreditation program. The Aviation Suppliers Association has been featured in Aviation Week, Aviation Maintenance, Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance, Overhaul & Maintenance, SpeedNews, and USA Today, along with other business journals and leading industry publications. Further, the organization was nominated as one of the 2009 Top Small Workplaces by Winning Workplaces and The Wall Street Journal. ASA is an annual participant in the Aviation Week MRO conventions, Airline Purchasing & Maintenance Expo London Conference and Air Carriers Purchasing Conference. Government Affairs Advocacy: on a global scale, ASA interacts with government agencies across 6 Continents including the FAA, US Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration, EPA, EASA, Transport Canada, European CAA, CAAC, Australian CAAC, and many others. Accreditation Program to ASA-100: ASA is a leader in distributor assessments and is an accreditation organization under FAA AC 00-56. As a result of the Association’s accreditation capabilities, over 260 facilities have received global accreditation to ASA-100 since 1996. Certification to ISO 9001: ASACB (trade name for ASA) is an ISO registrar and is accredited by ANAB to conduct ISO 9001 assessments. Memorandum of Understanding: ASA has a Memorandum of Understanding with Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) for collaboration and support. ASA has a Memorandum of Understanding with both the International Aerospace Quality Association (IAQG) and the America’s Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG) to support each other’s efforts, common projects and initiative in the area of improvement of the aerospace supply chain.

To learn more about ASA, ASA-100 accreditation, and ISO 9001:2008 certification, as well as the annual conference scheduled for June 24 – 26, 2012 in Seattle Washington, which has been previously sponsored by Boeing, Inventory Locator Service (ILS), Pratt & Whitney and many other key aviation companies, please visit their web site at: http://www.aviationsuppliers.org

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Michele Dickstein, President
Aviation Suppliers Association
V: 202.347.6899
Website: http://www.aviationsuppliers.org

Kelly A. Isley, Partner
Corcoran Associates
Business Advisors & Public Relations
V: 480.814.7471
Website: http://www.corcoranassoc.biz

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