Bruce Sechler Honored as the 2008 Winner of the Edward J Glueckler Award

In front of 260 of his friends and colleagues, Bruce Sechler was honored with the 2008 Edward J. Glueckler Award by the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) Board of Directors at ASA’s Annual Conference.

Bruce Sechler, a Senior Investigator at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, has been a staunch supporter of the ideals of the Association, and has offered assistance over his career to many in the industry who needed help with parts approval issues.

ASA President Michele Dickstein presented the award and explained that, “Bruce’s leadership within ASA and through out industry made him a perfect choice for the Glueckler Award. Sechler has had a positive impact on the association, through his ability to share his extensive technical knowledge and build personal relationships with our global members. And we are pleased to present this award to a longtime member of ASA and the aviation industry.”

Each year, the Edward J. Glueckler Award is presented at ASA’s Annual Conference in recognition of outstanding commitment, dedication, and contribution to the Association and the aviation industry. The award is named for the founder and first President of the Aviation Suppliers Association.

Mr. Glueckler helped present the award.  “Bruce is a true industry leader in his dedication to safety and education within the commercial aviation sector. His passion for educating the industry on the topic of unapproved parts has helped to raise the level of awareness among suppliers, manufacturers, and air carriers around the world.”

The Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), based in Washington, D.C., is a not-for-profit trade association, representing more than 330 global member companies that purchase and distribute aircraft parts worldwide. ASA’s Board of Directors and Corporate Officers focus the organizations energies on regulatory and legal matters such as safety, federal compliance, and ethical business practices that impact the aviation parts supply industry. As a result of the groups auditing capabilities, over 240 companies have received global accreditation since 1996. Member companies include: distributors, suppliers, surplus sales organizations, repair stations, manufacturers, air carriers and other companies that provide services to the aviation parts supply industry. In addition, ASA has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Database Management, Industry Voluntary Accreditations, and contributes to House and Senate proceedings with an aviation focus. ASA has also been featured in Aviation Maintenance, Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance, Overhaul & Maintenance, SpeedNews, and USA Today, along with other business journals and leading industry publications. Most recently, the organization participated in and supported the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) aircraft disassembly exhibit showcased this July at the 2008 Farnborough Air Show held in the United Kingdom. To learn more about ASA, accreditation, and the annual conference scheduled for July of 2009 which is sponsored by many key aviation companies visit the associations web site at: http://www.aviationsuppliers.org

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About Jason Dickstein
Mr. Dickstein is the President of the Washington Aviation Group, a Washington, DC-based aviation law firm. He represents several aviation trade associations, including the Aviation Suppliers Association, the Aircraft Electronics Association, the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association and the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.

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