George J. Ringger, MSA, P.E.
6509 Melaleuca Road
Southwest Ranches, Fl, USA
G. Ringger Consulting, Inc. provides full-time services to the commercial aviation and US defense industries in QMS/AQMS certifications, engineering design, risk analysis/mitigation, manufacturing technologies, FAA production approvals, corporate training, and supply-chain auditing.
As Assistant Professor of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Aerodynamics; Mechanical/Structural Factors; Aviation Human Factors; Aviation System Safety Management; Aviation/Aero Industrial Safety Management; Aviation Safety Program Management (SMS); and Advanced Studies in Management of Research and Development.
In 2010 the Aviation Suppliers Association appointed Mr. Ringger as their Accreditation Manager for their AQMS and QMS Third-Party Registrar certification programs.
He resides on the staff of The Washington Aviation Group, PC and The Law Offices of Jason A Dickstein, as an expert witness and instructor for the FAA Approved Aviation Human Factors and Safety Management Systems (SMS) training.
Mr. Ringger is an SAE Sanctioned Instructor for the following SAE public courses: Understanding the FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval Process; Common Training for DPRV Personnel (AS13001); AS9100D Internal Auditor Training; Understanding the AS9120B:2016 Standard. Additionally, he sits on the SAE G-14 AAQSC AS9120B Writing Team, which authors the AS9120 Standard.
His professional career began in 1978 at Gould, Defense Systems in Baltimore, Maryland. There, he managed the Material Section of the Reliability Analysis Laboratory performing, failure analysis, testing, and evaluation of materials used in naval and airborne surveillance systems and electronic circuit design.
In 1981, he left Gould to join Bendix, Oceanics Div. (formerly Allied Signal), in Sylmar, California and now a division of L3 Communications. Inc.), where he managed R&D programs involving material development for airborne and Naval defense systems, providing technical guidance to engineering staff regarding experimental and design strategy. His breakthroughs in visco-elastic material development led to several company patents/applications on various defense systems. His contributions, as showcased in Tom Clancy’s classic military thriller, The Hunt for Red October, include SOSOUS, BQQ-5/TB-16, BQR-15/TB-23 sonar as well as the MOSS and Mark-48 torpedo. His research in materials development led to an appointment with the Naval Underwater Systems Center (NUSC) to continue his efforts under contract in developing mathematical models for the Advanced Deep Ocean Sonar System.
Over his career tenure he has held executive positions in engineering and quality assurance for other top defense and aviation manufacturers, FAA repair stations, and aftermarket distributors. His responsibilities included company-wide quality system training and acting as liaison in matters pertaining to compliance with applicable ISO, AQMS, FAA, C.A.S.E., EASA, and International CAA regulations as well as air-carrier domestic and international regulatory issues. As a design engineer, he specialized in structural analysis, testing, and flammability performance of honeycomb composite commercial aircraft interior structures.
Mr. Ringger holds a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering, a Master of Science in Aeronautics, is a Board Licensed Professional Engineer in the field of Mechanical Engineering, and holds FAA-DER authorizations in both Aircraft Structures and Flammability. He holds FAA certifications as both a Manufacturing DAR (Airworthiness) and Maintenance DAR (Domestic/Export). In addition, he is Six-Sigma Black Belt (Phase I & II) Certified, and is a certified ISO 9001, AS9120, and AS9100 Internal Auditor. He holds various patents and applications, has authored numerous technical reports and presentations, and is a contract writer/speaker for various trade organizations.