Steve M. Baysinger
Director of Logistics, BayMerica, LLC, Spring Branch, TX, USA
Steve Baysinger has twenty-years’ experience in aerospace Quality. He started his Quality career in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) as officer-in-charge of the largest aircraft maintenance Quality Assurance organization supporting F-15 and F-16 fighter pilot training. He distinguished himself as the USAF Air Staff project manager that developed the first automated aircraft maintainer and aircraft performance evaluation analysis program. This automated tool was adopted and integrated into the USAF strategic, tactical and logistics commands for use by aircraft maintenance Quality Assurance functions throughout the world. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel, Baysinger ultimately went to work for the Boeing Company. There he served as Supplier Quality manager supporting the International Space Station.
When a “hands-on” opportunity in Boeing Regional Supplier Quality came along, Steve became a Supplier Quality Source Inspector. It was here that he was able to “touch” the product Boeing external providers were building and providing to the company. A Supplier Quality expert, Steve was right at home inspecting parts for, and conducting process audits on, military weapons systems such as F-16, F-18, A-10, B-52 and C-130 fixed wing aircraft as well as CH-47 and Apache rotary wing aircraft. Retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 2003 and from the Boeing Company in 2015, Steve worked briefly for Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions and Aerospace Products SE (aerospace distributor) in San Antonio, Texas, before “retiring.” In 2017 Steve and his wife, Gina, formed BayMerica LLC, an ISO 9001 consulting company. Wanting to break out of his aerospace “comfort zone,” he began auditing ISO 9001 quality management systems for two certification bodies simultaneously. Steve and his wife live in the San Antonio, Texas, area.