Aviation Board Builds 5 Year Strategic Plan to Improve Safety and Global Representation

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Engaging and expanding membership strengthens every entity. "ASA has experienced 16% growth in membership that crosses 19 countries, releases 'The Update Report' to more than 5,000 industry constituents, and is on track for more expansion in 2011," adds David Susser, President and CEO for Seal Dynamics LLC. "This is an area that I am excited to be a part of and will include work with ASA's strategic workshops, world-wide conference, and industry panels that shape the aviation industry."

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They will be joining current directors, with leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to build and begin implementation of a 5 year strategic plan that will improve aviation safety as well as global representation for our world-wide membership.

Vision and hands on leadership are part of the common thread that runs between the 4 aviation executives who have recently joined the Washington D.C. based Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) Board of Directors.

"Our new Board will include: Richard Levin, Managing Director with A.J. Levin Company; David J. Susser, President and CEO for Seal Dynamics LLC; Brent Webb, President of Aircraft Inventory Management & Services, Ltd.; and Mitchell Weinberg, President at International Aircraft Associates, Inc.," remarks Michele Dickstein, President of ASA. "They will be joining current directors, with leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to build and begin implementation of a 5 year strategic plan that will improve aviation safety as well as global representation for our world-wide membership."

Knowing what works and will be challenging to implement on a global basis is key. "During profitable times, expansion, and correcting economies our company has remained active with ASA, which has made us stronger," states Richard Levin, Managing Director for A.J. Levin Company. "As a board member, one area of focus will be to ensure that best practices, versus theory, drive more international representation which will add value across our organizations membership."

Engaging and expanding membership strengthens every entity. "ASA has experienced 16% growth in membership that crosses 19 countries, releases 'The Update Report' to more than 5,000 industry constituents, and is on track for more expansion in 2011," adds David Susser, President and CEO for Seal Dynamics LLC. "This is an area that I am excited to be a part of and will include work with ASA's strategic workshops, world-wide conference, and industry panels that shape the aviation industry."

Promoting advancement in business and quality practices that streamline processes will continue. "My involvement with ASA has ranged from evaluating improvements in technology to oversight on the promulgation of the Electronic 8130-3," replies Brent Webb, President of Aircraft Inventory Management & Services. "My role will continue to work in areas that modernize the industry, but will positively impact the bottom lines of our memberships businesses in the future."

Continuity in leadership is rare in today's world but remains critical to successful organizations. "I am honored by the members unwavering faith in me and the value of my contributions. It gives me great pleasure to continue to serve on the ASA board," notes Mitchell Weinberg, President at International Aircraft Associates. "Currently ASA is presented with many opportunities to expand its international footprint and provide tremendous value to the world's aviation marketplace. I am looking forward to being part of this."

About The A.J. Levin Company
Serving aerospace markets since 1938, the A.J. Levin Company (A.J. Levin) has a long and successful history as a supplier of aircraft spares and standard consumable material to Airlines, MRO's and manufacturers through the world. Based in Los Angeles California, the company serves a growing list of customers around the globe with innovative material solutions. Today, A.J. Levin stocks more than 20,000 lines of factory new spares for Airbus and other aircraft types. Through its size and organization, the company is uniquely positioned to provide its customers with quick responses, competitive pricing, proper documentation, and delivery of consumable solutions. Learn more about The A.J. Levin Company's successful history by visiting their site at: http://www.ajlevin.com.

About Seal Dynamics
Since the company's founding in 1976, Seal Dynamics has grown from a value-added distributor and manufacturer of mechanical seals to an integrated provider of engineering and logistics solutions serving the industrial and airline industries. We are dedicated to developing an infrastructure to ensure that state-of-the-art mechanical components will be in the hands of our customers when and where they are needed. Seal Dynamics provides full-spectrum engineering solutions - from the design and manufacture of custom and FAA/PMA parts to engineered retrofits. Substantial resources, coupled with an experienced team of engineering sales professionals, enable Seal Dynamics to provide products, service, and support that are unmatched in the marketplace. To learn more about Seal Dynamics and how they exceed customer expectations visit their website: http://www.sealdynamics.com.

About Aircraft Inventory Management & Services
For more than 16 years Aircraft Inventory Management & Services (Aircraft Inventory) has focuses on the needs of their global customers to balance inventory levels without interrupting their services. As a service organization dedicated to providing aftermarket expendables to more than 10,000 customers in the aviation industry, Aircraft Inventory purchases and consigns large inventories and prepares them for just-in-time availability to MRO/repair stations, airlines, and distributors. As a supply chain partner, Aircraft Inventory assists with same day shipment on 500,000+ line items of standard, specialty, and hard to find parts in stock from their 80,000 square foot facility based in Dallas, Texas. Find out how Aircraft Inventory can align your inventory with demand requirements by visiting their site at: http://www.acinv.com.

About International Aircraft Associates, Inc:                
International Aircraft Associates, Inc (IAA) is an award winning material and support services company, specializing in Commercial Aviation as an Aftermarket Parts Stockist and Redistributor. Established in 1978, IAA supports a worldwide market of customers consisting of FAA/EASA Engine & Accessory Repair Stations, Airframe MRO's, lease and finance organizations, airlines, OEM's and their authorized distributors. The company differentiates itself by delivering timely, reliable, and individual support with integrity, quality, and cost savings. In addition, IAA is an FAA Accredited distributor of commercial aviation products and components since the program inception in 1996. IAA's top tier customers include Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Boeing, ILFC, MTU, Snecma Services and SR Technics to name a few; many who highly praise IAA as its number one supplier. To learn how IAA can help you operate your business more efficiently by utilizing their materials management expertise please visit their web site: http://www.internationalaircraft.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 400 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: 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 July of 2011 in Washington D.C., 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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