Quest International, Inc. Receives ANSI/ESD S 20.20 Certification
IRVINE, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Quest International, Inc., a leading global IT Solutions and Supply Chain Services organization, today announced that is has received ANSI/ESD S 20.20-2007 Certification, the Internationally accepted standard that spells out the administrative and technical requirements necessary to design, establish, implement and maintain an Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control Program. ANSI/ESD S 20.20 covers activities such as the manufacture, processing, assembly, installation, packaging, labeling, servicing, testing, inspection of electrical, electronic parts, assemblies and equipment susceptible to damage by ESD.
“ANSI/ESD S 20.20 is a standard that upholds both the administrative and technical standards related to the required planning, establishing, implementing and maintaining the ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) control program. The standard focuses on common company practices such as manufacturing, processing, installing, servicing, packaging and installing equipment,” said Shawn Arshadi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quest International.
“Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) damage is not always visible and it may cause occasional or premature failure of sensitive equipment and parts. An effective ESD Control Program, such as the one Quest received certification on, will help maintain the quality of products, reduce quality defects and increase customer satisfaction,” said Kaye Katouzian, Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Quest International.
Katouzian went on to say, “The benefits of the ESD certification is that it provides visible proof that Quest is committed to an ESD program that is designed to improve the quality and integrity of sensitive electronic components that we are involved with on a daily basis.”
About the Electro Static Discharge (ESD) Association
In order to meet the global need in the electronics industry for technically sound ESD Control Programs, the ESD Association has established an independent third party certification program. The program is administered by the ESD Association through country-accredited ISO9000 certified bodies that have met the requirements of this program. The Facility Certification Program evaluates a facility’s ESD program based on industry standard ANSI/ESD S20.20.
About Quest International, Inc.
Founded in 1982, Quest brings extensive experience in the technology sector serving leading organizations in Healthcare, IT, Industrial, Manufacturing and Transportation. Quest’s expertise includes sales and service of all manufacturer’s display monitors and imaging peripherals, IT solutions and supply chain services including asset management and service call tracking through QuestNet(SM), its proprietary Internet-based portal. Quest maintains ISO 9001:2008, 13485:2003, and 14001:2004 Registration.
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