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 offices AEA is a nucleus of highly experienced quality system assessors who provide third party assessment and certification of quality management systems to the ISO 9000 series of international quality standards. Our staff has been performing quality system audits since 1993.

Founded in 1993, AEA Quality Registrars, Inc. is privately held.





Management Bios

Nirmal S. Sandhu
President and CEO

Mr. Nirmal S. Sandhu has served as President and CEO for AEA Quality Registrars, Inc. since 1993. Prior to joining AEA, Mr. Sandhu held management positions in IBM, where he managed process and equipment engineering functions for the manufacture of semiconductor (VLSI) materials for IBM Corporation. Under his direction, real-time process control techniques were developed and deployed in state-of-the-art complex processes. Mr. Sandhu then managed an engineering organization for the development of high-density Ceramic multi-layer packaging technologies for packaging of semiconductor devices for large frame computers. During his employment with IBM, Mr. Sandhu interfaced with numerous suppliers of materials, components and process equipment involving many million dollars. Mr. Sandhu has authored many technical papers and several IBM patents go to his credit. He is also recipient of several IBM awards.

Mr. Sandhu is certified (QMS) Lead Auditor by the Global Exemplar.


Allen Fink
Director of Certification Program

Mr. Allen Fink has served as Director of Certification Program for AEA Quality Registrars, Inc. since 1996. Prior to joining AEA, Mr. Fink held many technical positions in the field of Product Assurance in IBM, where he interfaced with suppliers of DRAM memory products. His responsibilities included performance of audits to ensure adherence to analytical design and hardware performance of products. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Fink served in United States Air Force as Radar technician for the repair and maintenance of ground control systems. Additionally, Mr. Fink enjoyed his hobby of dealing in collectible stamps. He was President of his Philatex Stamp Company for many years.

Mr. Fink received his certification from RAB as (QMS) Lead Auditor.


Brian Callaghan
Director Marketing & Sales

Mr. Brian Callaghan has over 38 years of Management experience from Start-Ups to Fortune 500 corporations. Experience in all aspects of Corporate Component Supply Chain management, Manufacturing Operations, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and International Supplier Management.


Preet K. Sandhu
Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Preet K. Sandhu is an innovative and strategic executive with 16 years of program/project management experience with Accenture. Preet is an effective leader whose strong business acumen is complimented by an impeccable client service track record. She has a creative edge and is deeply skilled in Quality Assurance. Preet has a diverse industry background including Financial Services, Media/Entertainment and Communications/High Tech.

Ms. Preet is a valuable executive with experience in Customer Relations. Her keen sense of understanding the customer and ensuring that their needs are met in a mutually comfortable way build long lasting relationships between AEA and its Clients.


Nav S. Sandhu
Chief Information Officer

Nav S. Sandhu has served as the Chief Information Officer of AEA Quality Registrars, Inc. since 1993. He is responsible for leading and implementing the effective and efficient management of information technology across the company. He manages the information technology program, overseeing management, and integration of the Company's information resources. His oversight includes strategic planning, systems development, telecommunications, information security data management, enterprise architecture, and user computing. He has developed AEA’s Certification System Procedures and also possesses a knowledge of ISO Standards.

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