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GOW-MAC Instrument Co. Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Quality System Certification
GOW-MAC® Instrument Co., Bethlehem, PA-based manufacturer of gas chromatographs and gas analyzers, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification by way of BSI Group America Inc. (BSI), a leading global provider of ISO-standards-based assurance, compliance, and information solutions. Frank Rocchino, Director of Compliance and Documentation at GOW-MAC, explains, "GOW-MAC has been producing high-precision analytical instrumentation for over 75 years, so the concept of ‘quality' is certainly something that was a fundamental component of our culture. However, conforming an entire company's Quality Management System to meet the stringent ISO 9001:2008 Standard requires a total commitment from the entire company. We were fortunate to have unwavering support from top management, as well as an enthusiastic response from the employees during the entire process. Without both of those, this project would've been impossible."
During a company celebration, Jeffrey Lawson, President/CEO recognized the GOW-MAC team, saying that, "This is a very important accomplishment for GOW-MAC. I am very proud of our employees. They are the ones that really made the ISO 9001:2008 registration possible with a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication. This is a clear sign to our customers that GOW-MAC is committed to continually improving our quality management system in order to meet their needs and the needs of evolving analytical markets."
Ken Fincke, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GOW-MAC, added, "Those manufacturers seeking to access new markets largely need ISO 9001:2008 accreditation in place to do so. The certification allows us to move quickly on to the next phase of our product development."
About GOW-MAC Instrument Co. - GOW-MAC Instrument Co. is a leading manufacturer of high quality, high performance laboratory and process analytical instruments. Our precision gas chromatographs and gas analyzers are used throughout the world by a wide variety of customers and are engineered for user-specified applications in compressed gas, chemical analysis, general and research laboratory, and educational applications. For more information, visit www.gow-mac.com.
About ISO 9001 - Globally recognized and respected, ISO 9001 is a series of internationally-recognized standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a Geneva, Switzerland-based worldwide federation of over 160+ national standard bodies. The standards define requirements for the implementation of quality systems in operational procedures. They apply uniformly to companies in any industry and of any size. ISO 9001 applies to industries involved in the design and development, manufacturing, installation, and servicing of products.
About BSI Group Inc. - BSI Group (British Standards Institution) is the world's largest management-systems registration organization, providing standard-based solutions in more than 150 countries. Founded in 1901, BSI is among the most respected and reputable management systems certification bodies in the world and is accredited by approximately 20 local and international bodies. BSI Americas (Reston, VA) is the North American division of the organization. For more information, visit www.bsiamerica.com.