LRQA assessor Robert Umstad awarded the prestigious Order of Australia Medal for Excellence in Aviation and Aerospace

With over 40 years experience in the aerospace industry, Robert Umstad, LRQA assessor for Aerospace and Quality has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal –  an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for outstanding achievement or meritorious service. 

Robert has been recognized for the Devotion and Pursuit of Excellence and Outstanding Performance to Maintenance Control Aviation, and received Commendations for Enthusiasm and Commitment in the Recruiting Field and for an Outstanding Level of Commitment and Dedication.

Being an assessor in LRQA, Robert conducts assessments, audits and training across multiple countries including Australasia, India, Japan and Italy specialising in industry sectors like Aerospace AS9100 Rev C, AS9110 Rev A / B and AS9120 Rev A and Quality Management Systems for commercial and military operators, manufacturers, oil, gas, petroleum and rail entities. 

Additionally, Robert is well-versed in mechanical engine and the airframe mechanical side of aviation for both commercial and military applications. He has extensive experience in aviation multiple regulatory requirements, certification and standards specifications (EASA, FAA, CASA (145-CAR 30), DGTA Indonesia, ADF AEO/AMO), and operational management experience across multiple maintenance functions on fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.

Prior to joining LRQA, Robert served in the Royal Australian Air Force from 1973 to 1994, and developed and managed his own educational services business. Further, he worked as a sales agent, maintenance controller and a safety and compliance manager for an Australian Aircraft company. 

Congratulations to Robert on his achievement! 

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