Month: June 2023

AvAir Director Receives Prestigious Industry Award

Jared Knights Honored with Edward J. Glueckler Award

We are proud to announce that Jared Knights, director of quality assurance at AvAir, has received the prestigious Edward J. Glueckler award from the Aviation Suppliers Association.

Each year, the Edward J. Glueckler Award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding commitment, dedication and contribution to the ASA and the aviation industry. Nominees are submitted by their industry peers and the ASA Board of Directors makes the final selection. 

The award is named for Edward J. Glueckler, ASA’s founder and first president. In honor of Glueckler’s outstanding contributions to the industry, the ASA Board of Directors selects a recipient who exemplifies his vision and enthusiasm. 

“Continuing to honor the legacy of Edward Glueckler through this award is something me and my team are very passionate about,” said Michele Dickstein, president from ASA. “Jared is a valued member of ASA’s Quality Committee Leadership board and is an excellent representation of what this award is about.”

“I’m honored to receive this award and recognition – especially coming from the ASA, a group I greatly respect, admire and enjoy working with,” said Knights. “Having worked in this industry for more than a decade, aiming to support AvAir’s growth and success, awards and public recognition aren’t something I seek, so it was a surprise and honor to receive this.”

About Aviation Suppliers Association

With 30 years in the industry, the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), based in Washington, D.C., is a not-for-profit trade association, representing more than 775+ global member companies. Collectively, they lead critical logistics programs, purchasing efforts, and distribution of aircraft parts worldwide. 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. In addition, over 545 facilities have received accreditation to the ASA-100 Quality System Standard and there are over 800 facilities that comply with FAA Advisory Circular 00-56. The Aviation Suppliers Association Certification Body (ASACB) is an ANAB accredited certification body for ISO 9001:2015, AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 audits.

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