ADI'S Electronics Manufacturing Services Facility Achieves AS9100 Certification

Randolph, NJ, March 3, 2010 ADI American Distributors Inc., announced that their American Manufacturing Services Division has been certified to AS9100, the quality management standard developed for designers and manufacturers serving the international aerospace industry. Located in Okemah, OK, the ADI Division is a fully integrated EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) provider, employing state-of-the-industry SMT (surface- mount technology) and THT (through-hole technology) assembly capabilities in addition to complete manual processes. Notably, ADI's Randolph, NJ headquarters is certified to AS9100 as well as AS9120, the quality management standard developed as a benchmark for stocking distributors of military and commercial electronics. The Company's Henlow, England facility is also certified to AS9120.

David Beck, president of ADI, stated, "As ADI operates as both an electronic components distributor and a provider of contract manufacturing services, our commitment to the highest standards of Quality Management Systems throughout our entire business operations is critical to our global customer base. AS9100 and AS9120 certification assures not only our aerospace OEM and end users customers of the highest caliber of supply chain standards, but meets, and often exceeds the quality requirements of our medical, industrial, and commercial customers."

ADI's American Manufacturing Services Division is strategically focused on providing high-complexity, high-reliability, and high-mix contracts. The Division's manufacturing and assembly capabilities, in combination with ADI's global network of suppliers and military-approved assembly facilities, provide a broad range of value-added services including PCB design, quick-turn prototyping, pre-production/pilot production, Beta Production, box build, component procurement, in-circuit and functional testing, burn-in calibration, as well as fulfillment and deployment. Test engineering, quality engineering, design for manufacturing (DFM), design for testability (DFT), manufacturing design optimization, and long-term repair services are also offered.

According to Bart Mallory, vice president of quality, "Our Aerospace Quality Management Systems established the framework for satisfying our customers' requirements for risk mitigation, cost minimization, efficiency maximization, and profitability optimization. Additionally, the process of achieving AS9100 certification has helped us fine-tune our 'lean' business practices to further ensure we deliver sustainable value, along with excellent service, support and products to end users and OEMs. We are very proud of our accomplishments."

ADI's American Manufacturing Services Division received AS9100 certification from Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).

About ADI American Distributors Inc.

Headquartered in Randolph, NJ, ADI was founded in 1983 as a value-added distributor of electronic and electromechanical components and assemblies. The AS9100 and AS9120 certified organization serves the aerospace (commercial and military), medical, industrial, marine and varied electronics market segments. Boasting a global network of world-class suppliers, ADI offers state-of-the-art electronic component distribution capabilities. The company additionally provides manufacturing and assembly services, along with design and engineering, and material management and logistic services. ADI moreover maintains a military-approved assembly facility with a bonded warehouse (CAGE code OBR80), and has attained "preferred supplier" status among leading OEMs in the aviation sector.

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