ADS, Inc. Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification Further solidifying its commitment to a quality management system and its customers.
Virginia Beach, VA (June 30, 2010) – ADS, Inc. (Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc.), an industry-leading operational equipment solutions provider, has been certified to ISO 9001:2008. Through an intense audit process ADS was recognized for its quality management system that supports their quality objectives.
To secure its ISO 9001:2008 certification, ADS was thoroughly evaluated across the entire company’s management system; from operations and information systems to accounting, human resources, and customer service. Quality System Registrars, Inc. (QSR), an accredited registrar for ISO 9001:2008 certification, issued the certificate of certification.
According to QSR, “ADS exhibits a strong commitment to their management system and their customer. This commitment is very evident throughout the entire ADS organization, from top management to all employees. In addition, the ADS customer satisfaction process is a “benchmark” process, setting a standard for an industry best practice.”
“ADS has built our business around our mission of providing the operational equipment and logistics solutions our clients need to increase their operational effectiveness, complete their missions and make this world a safer place,” said Luke Hillier, ADS Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud of our ISO 9001:2008 certification because it further validates our commitment to being a world-class company customers can depend on to provide the services and equipment they require on time and on target around the globe. We look forward to continually improving our management system and providing the legendary customer service our clients have grown to expect.”
Globally recognized and respected, the ISO 9001:2008 standard is set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a Geneva-based worldwide federation of national standards bodies. Certification to ISO 9001:2008 means ADS has a dedicated, quantifiable quality management system and continuously works to improve the process.
About ADS, Inc.
ADS, Inc. (www.ADSInc.com) is a second-generation family-owned small business, created in 1997 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Originally Atlantic Diving Supply, ADS was the government sales division of Lynnhaven Dive Center, a local diving supply company founded in 1979 catering to the Norfolk-Virginia Beach military and commercial diving community. Since then, ADS has widely expanded its product offering and government procurement vehicles providing on-time, essential operational equipment combined with industry-leading logistics solutions to all branches of the U.S. military and Federal Agencies. From tactical and special operational equipment to fire and emergency services, expeditionary, medical, and MRO equipment, ADS oversees every aspect of the supply chain and ensures availability of superior equipment to our men and women in uniform.
About QSR, Inc.
Quality Systems Registrars, Inc. (QSR), was the first US-accredited registrar in 1990. QSR holds two accreditations — in the Americas through the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and in Europe through the Raad Voor Accreditatie (RvA). QSR management system audits are performed in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021:2006 Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems. QSR provides excellent management system services to all customers in a fair, ethical, and responsive manner. It assures the longevity and stability of our business by developing and nurturing strategic partnerships with those that share our commitment to excellence. QSR has grown to be one of the most respected, and arguably, the most credible and consistent registrar. Our commitment to our clients and the systems we certify is unwavering and unmatched.