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Lanyards - ITS Infinity Trading

Wi-Fi - Global Airtech

New Member Event - Infinity Air/Allflight

Audio/Visual - Aero-Zone, Inc.

Sunday 7 June 2015


Quality Committee Meeting (separate registration

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Sponsored By - AerSale, Inc.


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Welcome Reception

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sponsored By - Inventory Locator Service, LLC (ILS)


Monday 8 June 2015


Breakfast - 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Exhibit Hall - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Opening General Session

8:00 am - 10:00 am


Welcome Remarks

Michele Dickstein, President, Aviation Suppliers Association

Keynote Presentation

Ahmad Zamany, Vice President, Technical Operations, Copa Airlines


Industry Outlook 

Adam M. Pilarski, PhD.,  Senior Vice President, AVITAS, Inc.


AM Break - 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Sponsored By - Unical Aviation, Inc.


General Session...Continued

10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Regulatory and Industry  Update

Jason Dickstein, General CounselAviation Suppliers Association

Steve Douglas, Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Division, FAA

Barbara Capron, Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA


Valuation Implications of Aircraft Life Cycle

Bruce Burnett, Senior Vice President - Technical Services, AVITAS, Inc.

Execute to Win 

Lee Benson, CEO, Execute to Win


Lunch - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sponsored By - VAS Aero Services

Workshop Series - First Session - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

A, B, C, D, E


Afternoon Break  - 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sponsored By - Hurricane Aerospace Solutions 


Workshop Series - Second Session - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

F, G, H, I, J


Cocktail Reception - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  


Banquet Dinner - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sponsored By - Inventory Locator Service, LLC (ILS) 

Edward J. Glueckler Award Presentation


Tuesday 9 June 2015


ASA Members-Only Breakfast Meeting - 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Sponsored By - A.J. Levin Company & International Aircraft Associates  


General Session

8:30 am - 10:00 am


Welcome Remarks

Martin Fraissignes, Executive Director, Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association 

ASA Keynote Presentation

Joey Feinstein, Director, Procurement Support & Technology Procurement, Southwest Airlines

AFRA Keynote Presentation

Helen Jiang, Director & Associate Technical Fellow, Airline Economics Analysis, The Boeing Company

AM Break - 10:00 am - 10:30 am .


Workshop Series - First Session - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

K, L, M, N, O


Lunch - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sponsored By - PartsBase, Inc. 


Workshop Series - Second Session - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

P, Q, R, S


3:00 PM - ADJOURN 


Workshop Series - Monday & Tuesday 8-9 June 2015


Workshop Titles - Scroll down to see full descriptions and speaker information.

Mon-Session 1

Attend 1 of 4

Mon-Session 2

Attend 1 of 5

Tue - Session 1

Attend 1 of 5

Tue - Session 2

Attend 1 of 4

A - Supply Unchained - From a broken vertical supply chain to a complex network of structured operational relationships

F - FARs, FAA Orders, Bulletins, Policy Memos & Advisory Circulars

K - Foreign Object Damage (FOD) - The Hidden Safety Gremlin- ASA Member "Think Tank"

B - The Changes are coming! The Changes are coming! ISO 9001:2015

G - Strategic Sourcing and Benefits of Information Technology

L - Business Valuation: How to Make the Most of Your Business

Q - 4-P Pillars for success in business

C - ESD: The Shocking Truth

- 10 Steps to Pass Your ISO and AS Audit

- The ASA-vengers - When Things Go WrongR - Implementing SAE AS6081 Counterfeit Electronic Parts Avoidance for Distributors
D - Connecting Employees to Strategy and Culture to Achieve Extraordinary ResultsI - The ASA-vengers - Exporters of the GalaxyN - ASA-100S - AFRA: Aircraft Appraisal Panel
E - AFRA: Disassembly & Recycling - Regulatory and Governmental Issues you should be aware ofJ - AFRA: The AFRA Accreditation Program and the BMP- AFRA: Marketing Strategies in the Digital Age for Aviation Companies


Q, B, L/R

Workshops in the Quality Track are designed for quality assurance professionals to provide the latest developments and new requirements in aviation quality practices.


Workshops in the Business Track are designed for business managers to provide insight on current trends in aviation business practices in all areas of business, from personnel management. to information technology.


Workshops in the Legal/Regulatory Track are designed to update attendees on the latest regulatory and legal changes


Full Workshop Descriptions 

Workshop ASupply Unchained - From a broken vertical supply chain to a complex network of structured operational relationships.  B

Jimmy Wu, President & CEO, Infinity Air, Inc. and Allflight Corporation

Mitch Weinberg, President, International Aircraft Associates, Inc.

Traditional supply chain has always suggested a vertical serial entity, however the reality of the aerospace industry today is increasingly more of a complex network of relationships. The evolution of the aerospace supply chain has moved to a multi-national and multi-stage operation that includes production, aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul, and aftermarket distribution.  Within these challenges lie opportunities.  Difficulties in the intricacies of the aerospace supply chain are no longer managed by the OEMs but have been replaced by tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers and other aftermarket forces.  OEMs have less visibility and control than ever and are looking at ways to gain more control.  This workshop will show you how you can be a stakeholder in the new Supply Network.

Workshop B: The Changes are Coming! The Changes are Coming! ISO 9001:2015 Q, B

Paul Kunder, PresidentAmera-Veritas, Inc.

Are you prepared?  ISO 9001 is the most commonly used quality management system standard in the world. The new revision will be published in September of this year.  The impact of this revision will be significant on any organization that is currently certified or considering to be certified.  There are major changes in both the approach and content of the Standard.  You won’t want to miss this update.  This presentation will assist you to better understand the revised Standard and how it will affect your organization.  This knowledge will enable you to properly prepare for the revision and subsequent transition.  This will save you time, energy and worry.  For more than two decades, Mr. Kunder has been a voting member of the committee (US TAG 176) responsible for the development and approval of ISO 9001:2015.

Workshop C: ESD - The Shocking Truth Q

Roy Resto, President/FAA-DAR, AIM Solutions Consulting

In conjunction with the ASA release of the ESD Best Practice and blog by the same title, this workshop will focus on the practical application of ESD Protection in a typical Distributor operation. This workshop will include guidance on theory, setting up a station, and inspections of ESD sensitive articles.  

Workshop D: Connecting Employees to Strategy and Culture to Achieve Extraordinary Results B

Lee Benson, CEO, Execute to Win

This presentation will discuss connecting all employees in aviation-based organizations to Strategy and Culture. It will cover the connection of employees to strategy through outcome-based performance requirements. It will also cover how each employee's application of cultural elements can make the organization measurably better. Every for-profit organization strives to get great results in the categories of safety, customer experience (quality, delivery, ease of doing business, etc.) and profitability. This presentation will cover tying all of these elements into one business management operating system.

Workshop E:  AFRA Disassembly & Recycling 

Jason Dickstein, AFRA General Counsel

Regulatory and governmental issues you should be aware of!

Workshop F: FARs, FAA ORders, Bulletins, Policy Memos & Advisory Circulars Q, L/R

George Ringger, MAS, P.E., FAA-DAR, FAA-DER, G. Ringger Consulting, Inc.

Do your employees really understand the FAA regulatory “sea” they are swimming in? If not, perhaps you are “sailing without a compass” while your competitors have already set their course for success. This workshop presents an overview of the FAA, FARs, FAA Orders, Bulletins, Memos, Advisory Circulars and industry regulations your business is effected by. Learn to ride the waves so easy sailing lies ahead.

Workshop GStrategic Sourcing and Benefits of Information Technology B

Adam Chiamulon, President & COO, Global Airtech

Brent Webb, Vice President - IT & Business Development, AerSale, Inc.

Ever wonder what other companies use to collect and evaluate data?  What options are available and easy for a small business to use?  How do you evaluate the sourcing options?  This interactive workshop will discuss available sourcing options (such as but not limited to ILS, PartsBase, Partslogistics, Dataccess, Locatory, Stockmarket, Aeroxchange) and tools (CMMs, IPCs, In-house developed programs and reports).  Companies need to determine the right mix of exchanges and tools.  The presenters will share their insight and foster a discussion among the attendees.  

Workshop H: 10 Steps to Pass Your ISO and AS Audit Q

A.K. Trikha, President & CEO, LeanQA

Will Trikha, Senior Consultant, Lean QA

If your company is on the ISO/AS journey or you are starting on the path to get ISO/AS certification, then passing the audit is extremely important. Failing the 3rd party audit could be cost prohibitive and could potentially damage a company’s reputation, not to mention its morale. Hence, its best to be prepared and pass the audit with minimum number of findings on the first pass. This workshop is designed to take the mystery out of the 3rd party audit process and teach the participants how to pass their upcoming ISO/AS 3rd party audits using 10 key steps. This 10 step model can ensure that not only will you pass your upcoming audit, but you will also have an effective ongoing system to maintain your certification. Preparing for an ISO/AS 3rd Party Audit can be very stressful for the entire company. In this workshop, participants will learn to adopt a system to always pass their 3rd party audits while improving the organization’s processes.  Come learn the ten steps that will help you pass your ISO and AS 3rd party audits.​

Workshop I: The ASA-vengers - Exporters of the Galaxy L/R

Jason Dickstein, General Counsel, ASA

Jason “Starlord” Dickstein will discuss the elements that must be part of an export compliance system for aircraft parts exporters.  He will include a discussion of some of the most commonly-used license exceptions and how they interact with aircraft parts regulated under the new “600” series export classifications.  Disclaimer: this workshop will focus on exporting from the United States to other Earth-nations; it will not address interplanetary export.

Workshop J: AFRA Accreditation Program and the BMP

Kelly Lyon, AFRA Auditor

Roy Resto, President/FAA-DAR, AIM Solutions Consulting


This workshop will discuss the AFRA BMP and why it is a good idea for you company. Join current accredited companies and their customers as they discuss the benefits of using Best Practices when dealing in aircraft and engine disassembly, and now recycling.

Workshop K: Foreign Object Damage (FOD) - The Hidden Safety Gremlin Q, L/R

George Ringger, MAS, P.E., FAA-DAR, FAA-DER, G. Ringger Consulting, Inc.

The cost of FOD damage to airlines is estimated to be as high as $20 million per airport per year! Airlines and regulatory authorities are flowing down FOD awareness training requirements to manufacturers, MROs, and distributors throughout the industry. Additionally, third-party AQMS Standards such as A9100, AS9110, and AS9120 require FOD training. This workshop (based on NAS Standard 412) presents this vitally important topic for those attendees needing to comply with FOD awareness within their organization.

Workshop L: Business Valuation - How to Make the Most of Your Business B

Pooja Gardemal, CPA/ABV Vice President - Business Consulting, mba | morten beyer & agnew

Privately held businesses need to prepare for the transfer of ownership.  This workshop is designed to discuss the reasons why you need a business valuation and how the value of your company is determined. This workshop will cover the following topics: Gift & Estate Tax, FAS123R: Stock based compensation, and Litigation; and Mergers & Acquisitions with a focus on options for sale, who to sell to, avenues for sale and how to begin the process, what should you expect (bids, financing, earn-out) and requirements and preparation for sale.  The question on everyone’s mind is what is the value of the company and Ms. Gardemal will cover how value is derived including Valuation Approaches: Income, Market & Asset; Income Approach Methodologies: DCF, Capitalization of Earnings; Market Approach: Comparable Transactions, GPC; and Asset Approach: Net Assets Method.

Workshop M: The ASA-vengers - When Things Go Wrong Q, B, L/R

Jason Dickstein, General Counsel, ASA

Sometimes things go wrong.  You find out you shipped the wrong part.  You find out you shipped an unapproved part.  You find out you are the victim of fraud.  What do you do?  Who can you turn to?  It is a testament to the great quality systems of the aviation industry that problems like this arise relatively infrequently.  But because these sorts of problems are infrequent in aviation, a company can find itself with relatively little guidance on the nuts and bolts of fixing the problems.  In this workshop, Jason “Ironman” Dickstein will discuss strategies for addressing a wide range of problems that could face parts distributors, including a discussion of the governmental agencies that can provide support.

Workshop N: ASA-100 Q

Kelly Lyon, Lead Auditor, ASA

Michele Billoir, ASAAP Auditor, ASA

This workshop will provide an overview of the ASA-100 Quality System Standard, becoming accredited, and how the ASA-100 program can expand your customer base.

Workshop O: AFRA: Marketing Strategies in the Digital Age for Aviation Companies B

Alyssa Connell, Connell Aviation Group

Workshop P: ASA Member "Think Tank" Q, B, L/R

ASA Board of Directors, ASA Staff and Members

Workshop Q: 4-P Pillars for Success in Business B

A.K. Trikha, President & CEO, LeanQA

Will Trikha, Senior Consultant, Lean QA

This workshop is focused on the four pillars in the house of business – Product, Process, People and Profit. All successful businesses are built, at a minimum, with these four components. The 4P in businesses are interdependent and directly proportional as follows: Product + People+ Process = Profit.  In this workshop participants will learn how the optimal ratio of 4P’s can be used to create growth patterns and a sustainable business model.  We will engage participants in short exercises so they can: define what their product is or should be; identify what processes and controls are required to support the defined product in order to gain customer loyalty; effectively manage personnel and their competencies to constantly perform; meet objectives and enhance customer experience; and understand how profit helps run organizations and how to measure ROI.

Workshop R: Implementing SAE AS6081 Counterfeit Electronic Parts Avoidance for Distributors Q, B

Walter (Sam) O'Connor, ASA Advisor & QMS Auditor, ASA

This workshop will provide an overview of the standards requirements specifically relating to information on the certification scheme and implementation recommendations to Stockist Distributors seeking to define or revise/update a quality management system for the goal of achieving certification.   

Workshop S: AFRA Aircraft Appraisal Panel 

Lindsey Mohr, MBA (Moderator)

Rob Fessler, Magellan Aviation Group

David Orth, Mid-American Aero

Earl Sepulveda, MC Aviation Partners Americas