Wednesday, 25 June 2014 21:19

NSF International’s Bob Frayer Earns Prestigious ASQ Quality Leader Award

The Automotive Division of ASQ (American Society for Quality) recently awarded Bob Frayer of NSF International its prestigious Quality Leader of the Year Award for his leadership and NSF International’s commitment to testing and certifying aftermarket automotive parts. The ASQ-Automotive Division Quality Leader of the Year Award recognizes leaders in the automotive industry who exemplify outstanding dedication to quality.

Over the past four years, Frayer (NSF International Global Managing Director Automotive) has significantly increased the number of certified automotive collision replacement parts available in the market, now covering more than 20,000 vehicle applications including models from all major auto companies. As background, NSF International is a global organization with 70 years of certification and testing experience.

Frayer oversees NSF International’s Automotive Collision Certification Program, which includes parts certification through which he and other NSF engineers independently evaluate and compare the form, fit and function of aftermarket parts to original equipment (OE) parts. The program helps ensure that collision parts meet quality, safety and performance standards through rigorous facility audits and parts testing. He also oversees the Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification Program which certifies distributors who sell automotive collision parts.

“We are honored to recognize the achievements of Bob Frayer and NSF International for their dedication to continually advance the quality and safety of the aftermarket automotive parts industry,” said Jd Marhevko, ASQ Fellow and ASQ Automotive Division council member.

“It is an honor to receive this award on behalf of NSF International from the ASQ. NSF International and ASQ are committed to quality improvement and standards, and to helping ensure that the safety and performance of auto parts contributes to that mission,” said Frayer.