Aerospace Program Manager, Bureau Veritas Certification, Houston, TX, USA
Roger Ritterbeck is the Aerospace Program Manager for Buruea Veritas Certification North America. Mr. Ritterbeck also sits on the Global Aerospace Steering Committee for Bureau Veritas. He manages about 50 aerospace auditors in North America and is responsible for deploying requirements set by industry for the successful certification of aerospace suppliers. He has over 20 years in the certification industry, mostly involved with aerospace. He represents Bureau Veritas at the Americas Aerospace Quality Group and is involved with the registration Management Committee. Along with management responsibilities, he has also conducted hundreds of aerospace audits to the AS9100 series of standards at large OEM's, Primes, mid level and small sub-tier suppliers.
Prior to pursuing a career in the certification industry, Mr. Ritterbeck was involved in the aerospace manufacturing sector at a major prime supplier for the design, product and maintenance, repair and overhaul of braking systems, wheels and anti-skid systems for military, commercial and civil aircraft. During his tenure he was involved with the quality management system as well as various quality functions including, inspection and test, calibration, non-destructive testing, material review boards and various quality engineering functions. Following his tenure in the aircraft wheel and brake industry, he worked for a mid-level supplier engaged in both aerospace and automotive work. There he implemented both ISO 9001 and QS9000 Quality Management Systems.