Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Celebrates AS9100 Anniversary

AS9100 Virtual Audit

Melissa Gruszka prepares for AS9100 audit virtually with Ed Engelhard, Vice President of Corporate Quality at Solar Atmospheres

Annual Registration audit yields no findings; Solar Atmospheres of Western PA demonstrates its commitment to excellence through sound management, continual improvement, and expanding services to meet customers’ evolving needs.

July 20, 2020 – Solar Atmospheres of Western PA celebrated thirteen years of AS9100 certification. Like the complexities of ever-changing customer needs, 2020 proves to be challenging businesses. Impacts to our daily routines, course of business, personal liberties, and even audit scopes bear a brunt of ushering in a new era.

This new era is intricately woven with COVID-19, populous instability and intertwined with increasingly stringent standards, revised industry specifications, and customer requirements.

Even with these new complexities, Solar passed this milestone for more than a decade of accreditation without any major findings. The live audit, which was conducted for the very first time, used a combination of email, telephone and video conferencing to grade Solar’s QMS, on recent aerospace work. The comprehensive review addressed recent events as risk and Solar’s response as effective.

Melissa Gruszka, Quality Manager and recent edition to Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, states, “We have a great team that can pull together, under any circumstances, to get work done. Solar maintains the highest standards by keeping Safety, Quality, and Efficiency in check and our customers in the foreground. Solar exercises a proven value system, integral to society, and empowers people, shaping a bright future.”

For additional information about Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, contact Mike Johnson at 866.982.0660, ext. 2223, or