Robert H. King Jr. is president of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). Prior to joining ANAB in January 2002, King served as vice president of Supply Chain NAFTA with Bayer Corp. King holds a bachelor's degree in international studies from the University of South Carolina. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The aerospace industry wasn't the first to develop its own ISO 9001-based standards, but it may take the prize for implementing the most rigorous process for accreditation and certification to its QMS standards. The process is designed to meet the needs of stakeholders around the world. It depends on a level of oversight crucial to an industry where safety and reliability are essential.