Chief Executive Officer
Kimberly S. Spurlock holds a MBA and MA in Management of Information Systems from Webster University and a BS in Professional Management from Nova University. She is an Exemplar Global Certified QMS, AS9100 and AS9120 Aerospace Industry Experienced Auditor, and AS9110 Aerospace Experience Auditor. In addition, she held the Chair and Vice Chair position for the American Society of Quality Cape Canaveral, FL Section 1512, Regional Director for the ASQ Audit Division Area 15 and is currently the Education Chair. She is a Certified ASQ CQA, member of the Government Contracting Advisory Team (GCAT), Exemplar Global Tag Committee Member, and AS9104-3 Re-write Committee Member.
She has developed/implemented QMS, AQMS and Environmental Management Systems for a wide range of customers, small and large, in private industry and government. She conducts Quality and Environmental Internal Auditor Training, Awareness Training, Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Training. Kimberly’s 20+ years of Operations Experience, which includes Management, spans across Aerospace companies, such as United Space Alliance, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell International, and Eaton Corporation. She has worked with Government agencies, such as NASA, FAA and the United States Air Force.
Kimberly managed a Quality Audit Organization, which included 10 full time auditors and 30+ matrix auditors, while working for United Space Alliance at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, FL. She conducted Internal Quality Management System Audits, Corporate Internal Audits, and Supplier Audits in the Aerospace Industry in order to ensure all contractual, regulatory, and quality management system requirements were being met.
Previously, Kimberly has held such positions as Lead Shuttle Systems Inspector and Operations Assessment Lead for Lockheed Martin and United Space Alliance. She inspected various Space Shuttle electrical, mechanical, structural, pneumatic, pyrotechnic, and fluid systems. Kimberly worked at numerous NASA processing facilities located on Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
She has held certifications in NASA Space Shuttle structural repair, main propulsion systems, Space Shuttle main engines, hydraulic systems, fuel cell, electrical power distribution and instrumentation systems. In addition Kimberly performed statistical sampling, statistical process control and intermediate depot level maintenance.
RABQSA Certificate No. A09304
Chief Operating Officer
In total, Ron has more than 26 years of experience in many diverse aspects of business, quality and technical areas; including internal and external auditing, training, program development, implementation, operations and technical management. This experience has been gained primarily in aerospace, nuclear and power generation; with automotive, and various manufacturing industries included.
His experience has included 10CFR50 Appendix B for the nuclear industry, 14CFR Part 145 for Repair Stations (and supporting sections), aviation, space and defense distributors requiring AC 00-56A and/or ASA 100 compliance, manufacturing facilities of PMA parts, the R2 standard for Reuse/Recycle, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, 29CFR19110 Occupational Safety and Health Standards.
Course development and Instruction includes Exemplar Global Certified courses, specific tools and management system criteria for quality management systems (ISO 9001), aerospace quality management systems (AS9100), maintenance and repair stations (AS9110), and aviation, space and defense (AS9120).
Valuable experience was gained while in the position of Quality and Engineering Manager for a FAA Repair Station working with the FAA, European Aviation Safety Agency, Civil Aviation Administration China, Thailand Department of Aviation and others, as well as various airlines and OEM’s. Additional experience has been gained working with the DCMA, NAVSEA, NAVAIR, the Department of Defense, and Department of the Treasury, NASA, and recently the medical industry.
Ron has been published in Quality Progress the Role of Repair Stations and is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality, an ASQ Certified Mechanical Inspector (CMI), ASQ Certified Quality Improvement Associated (CQIA), ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Exemplar Global QMS Auditor, Exemplar Global AS9110 AIEA, Exemplar Global AS9100 AEA, previous FAA Safety Team Industry Representative, completed Six Sigma Green Belt training, completed the IAQG Sanctioned Aerospace Auditor Transition Training and Plexus/IAQG ASD Evaluator Course, Exemplar Global Tag Committee Member, and AS9104-3 Re-write Committee Member.
Over the past 35 years, Dr. Karim has worked back and forth between the academic and business worlds. He holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from The Ohio State University and has experience in business development and implementation of technology based learning solutions in the academic, corporate, and government arenas.
Dr. Karim has begun teaching for Qual-Tech, Inc. after two years with Aero Industries in Orlando, Florida, two terms as a Dean and Professor at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and six years in United Arab Emirates where he was working as Business Development Manager for Abdulla Al Masaood and Sons Group of Companies in Abu Dhabi. He also served on the Board of Directors for Falcon Aviation Services, a company providing helicopter and business jet charter and maintenance operations in Abu Dhabi.
From 2002 to 2006 Dr. Karim served as the Dean of the College of Aeronautics at FIT.
Dr. Karim has held positions as Vice President, Technology Development with Citigroup’s Global Technology Group and Assistant Dean at the Center for Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota. He also worked in both flight operations training development and in NWA’s training subsidiary, Northwest Aerospace Training Corporation (NATCO) where he served as Staff Vice President for Instructional Systems. His experience includes work in training systems analysis and design with Reflectone Training Systems in Tampa, Florida, and American Airlines Training Corporation in Dallas, Texas. He is a commercial pilot with ground and flight instructor certificates. In July 2017, Dr. Karim was appointed as an Airman Certification Representative for the FAA.