Mark Stachowski

Mark is a retired United States Airforce Air National Guard Master Sargeant (USAF/ANG M.Sgt.) serving for 23 Years and worked as a Missile Guidance and Control Specialist. He held several positions including crew chief, Non-Commissioned Officer in Command (NCOIC) Quality Assurance, and as an Explosive Safety Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). As a civilian He was employed at several Aerospace companies, including ARO, a global leader in the manufacture of fluid handling products and Carleton Technologies a provider of IT hardware solutions, professional services and repair services for a wide range of manufacturers. He also worked for the Moog Carlton Group an American based designer and manufacturer of electric, electro-hydraulic and hydraulic motion, controls and systems for applications in aerospace. Mark then worked for Cobham Limited, a British aerospace manufacturing company and was involved in several programs that included regulators and valves for satellites, missiles and Life Support for the space shuttle. After working for several years for Cobham he started his own company, J and M Instrument Service Incorporated, an accredited 17025-2005 company providing calibrating services, dimensional inspection and instrument repair. His company serviced the Aerospace, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Medical industries, Machine Shops and many more types of companies. Mark is now retired and is enjoying spending time with his wife, adult children and grandchildren. Mark is on the Board of Directors and holds the position of Treasurer for the Aero Club of Buffalo.

FYI ISO 17025 Accreditation proves a laboratory has an acceptable quality management system in place, and it has the ability and competence to provide testing and calibration results. Accredited labs perform tests against the international standards (ISO 17025) and results are mutually acceptable between different governmental and regulatory organizations. The arrangement between accreditation bodies is that accredited members’ test results will meet the same minimum quality standard regardless of the accreditation body and that the calibration results would be recognized as if they had performed the calibration themselves.