Richelle Kinzie

President

Background: Richelle has led ASR since July 2000. Her background prior to ASR includes over 8 years working for a quality training and consulting firm as well as 9 years with a safety, health and environmental products distributor.

Her success is rooted in her ability to analyze problems, plan strategies, establish organizational objectives, and provide effective leadership.

Richelle's leadership style has resulted in continual annual growth at ASR, and has earned the company highly coveted respect from ANAB, IAOB, and peer organizations.

Richelle holds a B.S. degree in psychology from Kalamazoo College with a concentration in economics and management.

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David Gawlak

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Background: Dave joined ASR in April 2008 with more than 20 years of automotive retail sales experience. His expertise of how to professionally and effectively sell products and services has contributed significantly to the growth of ASR.

David is a graduate of Hope College with a B.S. degree in mathematics and a minor in
education.

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Thomas Droog

Tom DroogTechnical Operations Manager

Background: Tom came to ASR in June 2005 from another certification company where he
worked in marketing. In addition to sales and marketing he has taken on the role of interpreting the technical aspects of the international standards as well as being responsible for the IATF and OASIS database oversight.

Tom has an MBA from Grand Valley State University.

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Brad Bukowski

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Background: Brad is a full time lead auditor for ASR. He joined the firm in June 2004 having served six years as a quality manager with a large industrial manufacturer. In addition to reviewing audit packets, Brad conducts internal audits at ASR's foreign offices, witnesses new ASR auditors, and assists with the training of new ASR auditors. Brad holds RABQSA lead auditor credentials, and is a Spring Arbor University graduate with a MBA degree in economics.

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Karl Dorr

Quality Manager

Background: Karl has an extensive background in quality systems management including four years as an instructor for Plexus training organization.  He joined ASR in January 2012.

He has years of experience in aerospace and automotive industries.  His role at ASR includes addressing oversight audits from ANAB and IATF, as well as training, performing witness audits and evaluations of our auditing stuff.  Karl also is an automotive and Aerospace Auditor. 

Karl holds a M.S. degree in Business Management from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Bob Bakker

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Background: A native of Grand Rapids Michigan, he took his 8 years of B52 quality experience and worked as a quality manager for several West Michigan automotive suppliers. Bob became a full time third-party auditor 20 years ago. He joined ASR in September 2014 as an automotive auditor.

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Bart Solomon

Technical Standards Manager

Background: Bart has worked in the quality management arena since 1966 as a college professor, research chemist, quality assurance manager, manufacturing director, quality management systems consultant, instructor and auditor. He has managed laboratories and manufacturing plants. He joined ASR in 1998.

Bart has a PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of New Hampshire. He also has lead auditor credentials for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS 9100, OHSAS 18001, as well as TS 16949 . He conducts automotive, aerospace, and environmental management system audits.

Bart serves on several international standards committees providing ASR with advice regarding the impact of new standards as it pertains to ASR's quality system. In addition, he creates QMS documentation, reviews aerospace and automotive audit packets, and develops auditor training modules.

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Julie Aman

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Background: Julie is responsible for working with clients and auditors to schedule the more than 1300 hundred audit days each year. Julie's business experience includes responsibilities as a compliance manager, sales administrator, and customer service coordinator. Julie attended Grand Rapids Community College and has been with ASR since January 2011.

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Cynthia Redick

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Background: Audit documentation from every ASR audit conducted (USA and foreign offices) funnels to Cynthia for input into ASR's electronic database. She distributes the audit packages to reviewers, and then issues a certificate to the client when the package is approved by the reviewer.

Cynthia realizes job satisfaction when client information is accurate in the ASR database. Her joy is realized whenever clients receive their new certificate or successfully complete a surveillance audit and she sends ASR's letter of continued conformance.

Cynthia is a native of Grand Rapids Michigan, and studied interior design at Kendall College of Art and Design. She spent 18 years in the business insurance industry as a customer service representative before joining ASR in February 2009.

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Jessica DeVries

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Background: A background in accounts receivables Jessica began her position at ASR in 2009. She provides support to sales, audit packet processing, audit scheduling, notification letters, assists Accounting and provides general support to top management.

Jessica, a native of Zeeland, Michigan, studied piano at Grand Rapids Community College and graduated from Olympia Career Training Institute for Massage Therapy. Prior to joining ASR, Jessica owned a massage therapy business and taught piano.

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Tammy Dorr

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Background: Coming Soon

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Renae Bennett

Controller

Background: Renae is an accounting professional with more than 25 years of management, accounting, and financial analysis experience in a wide range of business, industrial, and educational entities. She joined ASR in September 2009. Renae has implemented a number of improvements to better capture ASR's financial status.

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Wanda McCallum

ACCOUNTING Assistant

Background: Coming Soon


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