Royal Smith

Royal Smith

Quality Assurance Manager

Not only does Royal have one of the most fabulous names around, but his observational skills and aptitude in recognizing quality make him the perfect Quality Assurance Manager. Under Royal's leadership, AEM's Quality System attained certification to AS9100C in just two short years; he was also a leading force behind AEM receiving Transport Canada certification for manufacturing and maintenance, along with EASA approval for maintenance.

Royal began his electronics career in 1994 at Northern Airborne Technology (NAT), where he held such positions as AMO Technician, Production Supervisor, QA Inspector, and Quality Engineer. When NAT closed their Canadian manufacturing facility, AEM identified Royal as the best choice for Quality Manager, and he accepted the position.

Some of Royal’s many accreditations include Electronics Technician with Highest Honors, Certified RABQSA AS9100 Lead Auditor, and Certified IPC-A-610 Electronics Inspector. He has also completed several management and leadership courses.

Royal's professional values include integrity, helpfulness, and honesty; he continually looks for ways to improve the quality of AEM's products while being mindful of costs.

"Resourcefulness inspires me. I thrive on the challenge of figuring out how things work."

Royal likes building and figuring things out in his spare time, a pastime that began with building blocks when he was young.  Today, he enjoys home renovations and performs his own auto repairs. His next project involves building a road-legal car from parts.