Achieving AS9100/ISO 9001 certification is a crucial key for companies wishing to open the door to doing business with major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers. AS9100 creates a global standard for manufacturing compliance in the industry, so the certification process can be both rigorous and time consuming.

GE Additive Cincinnati recently achieved AS9100/ISO 9001. Quality Manager Maria King spearheaded the company’s certification efforts, and this webinar will share her learnings as she went through the process.

Topics that will be covered in this session include:

  • What is AS9100? 
  • What is the difference between AS9100 and ISO 9001?
  • Why get AS9100 and what are the benefits?
  • How long does certification take?
  • Steps involved to get there
  • Setting milestones and overcoming obstacles
  • Next steps – other certifications



Maria King
Quality Manager
GE Additive, Cincinnati

Maria King has 20 years of experience with GE and has held diverse roles in Supply Chain & Engineering, including EHS leader for GE Power. From there, she moved into Aviation in various roles such as Quality, Six Sigma Black Belt, Sourcing and Compliance Leader. While in Sourcing, Maria was appointed small business liaison officer and supplier diversity leader, managing the supplier strategy on $1B military subcontract spend.  She also was engineering operations leader in CMCs, supporting the NPI programs to support hardware delivery and engine certification and improved process for IP generation.

For the last five years, Maria has worked for GE Additive as quality manager. She built teams and led two sites through AS9100 certification and has unique experience in developing processes for a supply chain site that prints parts and designs/develops additive machines.  

Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.


Kevin Grider
Senior Production Quality Manager
GE Additive, Cincinnati

Kevin Grider has more than 30 years of experience with GE Aviation with more than 15 year quality experience with a focus on Quality Systems (QS) and Nonconformance (NC) management. Currently, he works as the QS leader for the GE Additive Cincinnati site. Previously, he was in a global QS and NC management role. In this role, Kevin provided leadership and consultancy to all GE Aviation sites and many suppliers on FEE/ Quality System requirements while managing the Aviation NC process for over 150,000 records and performing multiple headquarter audits each year. 

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Learn about the importance of AS9100/ISO 9001 and the process involved to get certification.


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