KES Inc. achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification for Quality Management

Company Contact: Kimberly Lanfersieck
Director of Administration & Finance
KES, Incorporated
(858) 292-0922 ext.206

SAN DIEGO, CA – KES Inc. (, a leading employee-owned systems solutions and engineering services company, is very proud to announce that it has become ISO 9001:2008 certified. This certification applies to engineering, technical, logistics, and program/project management services. This represents another significant step forward for KES’ growth and through this achievement reinforces KES’ commitment to excellence throughout all levels of its management and operation. Celebrating 20 years in 2014, KES remains dedicated to its focus on first-class customer satisfaction as the bedrock for its success.

“Attaining this ISO 9001:2008 certification serves as a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team,” said John Yi, CEO and Founder of KES, Inc. “Attaining this certification represents and speaks to our ceaseless commitment to increasing the efficiency of all of our internal process disciplines and to the high level of customer satisfaction for which KES has become known.”

About ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is an International Quality Management System Standard that specifies requirements within which an organization demonstrates its ability to consistently provide product or service to meet customer and legal requirements, enhancing customer satisfaction and opening the way to continual improvement. The requirements are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size or product/service provided. Globally more than one million organizations have implemented ISO 9001 Management Systems (50,000 organizations in North America).

ISO 9001 was originally published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization, a worldwide federation of national standards bodies, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The Organization was founded in 1946 to develop a common set of standards for manufacturing, trade and communications. Today more than 150 countries are members, each with a representative. The representative for the United States is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In addition to ISO 9001, more than 17,000 other ISO standards exist. ISO 9001:2008 is the current version of this standard.

About NQA

NQA is a leading global independently accredited certification body (registrar), providing assessments (audits) of organizations to various Management System Standards since 1988. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, NQA, USA was established in 1992 as a joint venture between National Quality Assurance (NQA), Limited (headquartered in London, England) and National Technical Systems, Inc. (located in Calabasas, CA, NASDQ: NTSC).

NQA, USA has expertise in many diverse industries including aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, information technology, professional services, transportation and distribution, automotive, plastics, metal and machinery, foods and supply chain management. This expansive expertise means NQA, USA can offer its clients a single point of contact saving them time, as well as an experienced and competent staff based throughout the US to provide local attention. NQA’s worldwide operations are accredited to perform management systems registrations by ANSI - ANAB (American National Standards Institute/Registrar Accreditation Board), UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) and various other regional and industry-specific oversight bodies.

About KES Incorporated

Koam Engineering Systems Inc., is an employee owned small business with highly qualified staff specializing in technology innovation and systems integration by combining innovative products and reliable engineering services. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in San Diego, California, KES has in-depth experience and knowledge and a dedicated team of professionals. The company provides services in systems engineering & technical assistance, requirements analysis, software design & development, systems integration & testing, independent verification & validation, and operational & logistic support. For further information on KES, please visit