BENSALEM, PA – September 27, 2017 – The Board of Directors of Airline Hydraulics Corporation
(“Airline”), a leading regional supplier of fluid power, automation, electrical control, and safety products
and engineered systems, has appointed Mark Steffens as Airline’s new CEO, effective September 14,
2017. This appointment follows the retirement of Joseph Miceli who served as Airline’s CEO since 2010.
Mark has been with Airline for 22 years, having risen through the ranks to his prior position as Business
Unit Manager of Airline’s Automation Group.
Regarding his new role, Mark commented, “I would like to express how very grateful I am to be chosen to
lead this great organization in one of the most aggressive and progressive markets I have seen in my 22
years here. It has been my experience that leadership and greatness come from all areas within our
organization. We are an organization rich in creativity, work ethic, and an extreme desire to win. In
today’s quickly changing market, our ability to embrace change and look at obstacles differently will keep
us relevant. I have worked in just about every department within Airline, and I can say from first-hand
experience that we have great people driving toward a great cause, the growth and success of our
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). I am a proud member of the Airline ESOP family and consider
myself very lucky to have been named the CEO of this great organization.”
Joseph Loughran, Airline’s Chairman of the Board, added, “Over the years, Mark has exhibited great
leadership skills combined with a strong vision for the future. He is committed to the continued future
success of Airline as a 100% employee-owned business and as a leading solution provider in our market
Airline Hydraulics Corporation is a value-added distributor of fluid power, automation, and machine
safeguarding products from leading manufacturers including Bosch Rexroth, Eaton, SMC, HYDAC,
Omron, and many others. Airline provides quality components and custom-engineered, technology
solutions, offering system engineering, manufacturing, service, repair, and installation. In business since
1949, Airline has offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions of the U.S.
Airline Hydraulics Corporation Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification
BENSALEM, PA – May 25, 2017 – Airline Hydraulics Corporation (“Airline”), a leading regional supplier of fluid power, automation, electrical control, and safety products and engineered systems, has received ISO 9001:2015 certification. This upgrade from Airline’s previous ISO 9001:2008 certification follows an extensive analysis of its quality systems by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. This certification includes the Bensalem, PA headquarters and six other company locations. By achieving ISO 9001:2015 compliance, Airline is assuring customers of their commitment to consistent delivery of quality products and services.
Released in October 2015, ISO 9001:2015 is the latest release of the Quality Management System standard set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 9001:2015 provides a number of requirements that must be fulfilled in order to insure a continuous improvement environment that enhances customer satisfaction. SGS auditors confirmed that Airline’s Quality Management System is established and implemented at all of Airline’s certified sites in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
“Our compliance to the ISO 9001:2015 standard assures our customers that Airline has a formal Quality Management System in place. An organization with an effective Quality Management System will typically meet customer expectations far better than an organization without such a system. More and more organizations are requesting that their suppliers have ISO 9001:2015 certification. By achieving this certification, Airline will be more efficient, address potential quality or business risks, and increase the satisfaction of our customers,” stated Charles Accisano, Airline’s Quality Assurance Manager.
Joseph Miceli, Chief Executive Officer of Airline, added, “I am extremely proud of all of our employee/owners for the commitment, diligence, and hard work that all have contributed to achieve this certification. This also is validation of the past efforts and focus on Total Quality that Airline has been known for in the industry and with our customers, and now has culminated in achieving this important certification as official recognition of the processes to support our goal of customer satisfaction.”
Airline Hydraulics Corporation is a value-added distributor of fluid power, automation, and machine safeguarding products from leading manufacturers including Bosch Rexroth, SMC, HYDAC, Eaton, Omron, and many others. Airline provides quality components and custom-engineered, technology solutions, offering system engineering, manufacturing, service, repair, and installation. In business since 1949, Airline has offices located throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S.
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