Board of Advisors
Advisory Board Members
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Below are members of the American Accreditation Board of Advisors. Like all Advisory Boards, ABAC’s advisors are made up of volunteers who offer their input, ideas and expert advise. Advisory board members are not legally bound, but are important to the success of an organization by advising the management of a corporation, organization, or foundation.
Frank Dixon has over 20 years of experience enhancing the profitability and professional development of business and professionals respectively. Frank is a credible leader who has established and managed senior client relationships and has led domestic and international global projects for government and Fortune 500 companies. He has accumulated a consistent track record of leadership success in the public, private and non-profit sectors which includes: Defense Contracting, Aerospace- Automotive and Medical Device Manufacturing & Operations, Community Action Agencies, Government Contracting, B2B Sales & Marketing and US Military; leading and implementing Quality Standards and processes which includes Kaizan & Bests Practices events in ISO 9001, AS 9001, ISO 13485:2003 and Six Sigma environments. Frank, is a business owner and has directly lead business and contract negotiations resulting in $900M of international and domestic revenues through developing deep relationships with clients and industry partners; to included holding senior leadership positions (Operations Manager, Business Development, Business Consultant, Instructor and Career Management) with US Military (Army), Sikorsky Aircraft (UTC), Jacobs Vehicle Systems (Danaher Corp), other recognitions include, Verification Counselor, Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE), Department of Veteran Affairs; Level 1 –Understanding Government Contracting, Defense Acquisition University (DAU); Negotiating Solutions, Mattford Group; Business Acquisition Management, United Technologies Corp. Franks career began as a leader in the United States Army (PATRIOT Missile Systems), where he led teams during peace and war-time military operations; awarded countless accommodations for outstanding achievement and valor; to include receiving Veterans Community services awards from CT Senator Richard Blumenthal, CT Congresswomen Rosa Delura, and CT Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Frank has a B.S. in Business Administration and MS in Operations and Engineering Management.
Dr. Ray Mullin, PhD is an honorary member of the Board of Advisors. Mr. Mullin was employed by ITT Avionics Division, Nutley-Clifton, New Jersey, for twenty-five years until he retired in December 2005. ITT Avionics, a division of ITT Corporation, principal business is avionics manufacturing for Defense and Aviation. Prior to his professional employment with ITT, Dr. Mullin engaged in technical writing for Nicolet Scientific Corporation in Northvale, New Jersey. He is also a Life Member, Past Secretary, and former Member of the Board of Directors of the Veteran Wireless Operators Association dedicated to ship, military, and shore station commercial radio operators. The Veteran Wireless Operators Association was founded in 1925 to foster fellowship among this elite profession. Over the years the ranks of the VWOA have included most of the executives and innovators of the broadcasting and communication industry, as well as thousands of radio operators. While serving in the United States Air Force during both the Cold War and Vietnam Era, Dr. Mullin served under the Strategic Air Command as a missile maintenance team chief for the Minuteman I nuclear ICBM. He has also engaged in technical writing within the Defense Industry for many programs involving such aircraft as the C-130 Hercules and the B-52 Stratofortress among others. In addition, he has maintained a commercial radiotelephone license for over fifty years and is also an Honor Graduate of the former RCA Institutes New York Resident School. Dr. Mullin graduated from Staten Island Community College, Richmond College, The College of Staten Island, and LaSalle University, and holds a Master of Arts Degree with Honor in English, and a Doctorate with Highest Honors in Technical Communications.
Matarr Sajaw is the manager of a national retailer and former Chief Operations Officer of Flying Dish Restaurant. He has in depth experience in business development, quality control, advanced employee training programs, customer service improvement as well as outreach programs to assist local communities. His leadership has helped companies achieve excellence in customer service by building a client-centered team focused on driving superior services. Matarr was selected as the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Guberman-PMC, LLC because of his proven background in building a sales and profitability matrix, developing and training responsive team members, improving employee performance, developing training materials for new hires and managers, and pioneering programs to bring added value to customers. Matarr has studied Organizational Management in 1997 at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, Connecticut. He holds a BSC in Advanced Operations (1996) Hamburger University, Oakbrook Illinois. He also has an ASC in computer information Systems (1994) Norwalk Community Technical College, Norwalk Connecticut, and has studied Public Health at the School of Public Health Gambia College in Gambia, West Africa.
Jack Oliver is an Advisor for ABAC’s ISO-9001; 2008, ISO-13485 (Medical Devices), ISO-17025 (Laboratory), ARM 9009-2013 (Firearms & Armoring) as well as ISO-14000 certification program (Environmental Management). Jack is a quality professional with over 40 years of experience in the Manufacturing industry, Packaging components for the Pharmaceutical Industry, and Printing Industry. Throughout his quality career he’s been dedicated to GMP, Customer–Vendor Partnerships, Lean Manufacturing, ISO-9001; 2008, 13485, as well as ISO-17025 and ISO-14000 compliance and certification. Jack’s biggest strengths have been in developing QMS (quality management system) for various organizations during his career.
Note: We are sad to report the passing of Jack on June 9th, 2016. A magnificent advisor, and a great man. In his honor, we have decided to leave Jack’s profile here at the request of Daryl Guberman, who attended Jack’s funeral. Leslie Jackson Hepler, VP AEROSPACE and Material Specialist serves as an advisor for ABAC. Jack’s military and professional experience includes 2nd Lieutenant US Army 31 July 1959; Artillery: 1959-1961; US Army Europe 1960-1962; Army Flight School 1963; Aviation Flight Instructor 1963-1965; Flight Section leader Vietnam 1966; Aviation Maintenance 1967-1968; Detachment Commander 1968-1969; Squadron Maintenance Officer 1969; Division Maintenance Battalion Operations Officer 1969; Navy Test Pilot School 1970; Test Pilot, Edwards AFB 1971-1974; On Site Test Coordinator, UTTAS (BlackHawk) Program, 1974-1978; Army Aviation Systems Command, Systems Engineer, 1978-1987; Technical Division Chief 1987-1992; Maintenance Division Chief 1992-1995; SAIC Consultant 1995-2001; ABAC Advisor 2011-Present. Jack attended Technical Curriculum Purdue University (1955-1959) and holds BS in Aero Engineering.
William Tanenbaum is an Advisor for ABAC’s KOSH 9009:2013 certification division. KOSH 9009 is a quality certification program exclusively for Kosher certified companies issued solely by G-PMC, LLC registrars, which is an ABAC accredited certification body and the only organization authorized to issue quality certifications specifically for armoring, modular, manufacturing, machining, automotive, environmental, and agricultural. Mr. Tanenbaum has many years of business experience with airline charter flight business experience from 1958 to 1965. He has successfully organized a political campaign for a New York State Assemblyman. Mr. Tanenbaum has years of commercial real experience and has visited every state in the USA. He is currently owner and general partner of mobile home parks in Florida.
Agatha Adelman MBA serves as the Director of Quality Program Assessment & Cost. She is also a lead advisor for CWOB 9009 (Woman-Owned Business Certification Program). Dealing with quality and cost accounting for over 10+ registration companies worldwide, Agatha has a MBA in accounting, with a major emphasis in Cost-Benefit Quality Curve analysis where she graduated top in her class. In 2005 Mrs. Adelman joined ILG to further her commitment to the quality community which she has been serving for over 30 years. In 2014 Agatha was chosen by ILG as the “Employee of the Year” for her dedication to the company’s client-centered quality assessment program and finance department.
Henry Kroger is the Credentialing Director, Director Auditor Programs for the American Machine Shops Network (AMSN). Prior to coming on board with AMSN, Henry Kroger was the Quality Manager, Measurements Device Division of Nicolet Scientific Corporation, Northvale, New Jersey. While at Nicolet Scientific, he took on a leading part in business development, quality control, advanced employee training programs, and customer service improvement. Henry acquired special recognition for his unique ability to integrate system processes into production line improvements and new equipment. His leadership helped the company achieve excellence in customer service by rebuilding employee training and customer relations. While stressing Quality and consistency on the production line along with safe and confident working practices, he was able to raise employee morale and their participation in product improvement programs, thereby contributing significant value added to the company. Henry Kroger had long been associated with Rotterman Electronics in St. Petersburg, Florida before his invitation to join the management of Nicolet Scientific. It was his experience over the years with Rotterman that enabled Henry to hone his skill in Quality Management. It was there that his reputation for thorough and concise audit reports became well known and recognized. He made it a special point to be right on top of non-conformances and corrective actions. In fact, his ability to present evidence of good practices and conformance with procedures often placed the company in a more favorable light with prospective customers. It was this balancing skill that made him very popular and well liked at Rotterman.
Rabbi Yossi serves as an Advisor for ABAC’s KOSH 9009:2013 division, a certification program exclusively for Kosher certified companies. He is a highly respected congregational Rabbi with experience Koshering wineries in Australia; Koshering cheese manufacturing plants in Australia; Koshering chocolate factories in both Australia and United States; Koshering chewing gum factory in Pennsylvania; Koshering and inspecting chemical/flavor plants and food processing factories in Australia, Japan and USA. He is also experienced in Koshering people’s kitchens and responding to constituent questions. Rabbi Yossi is a Present Scholarly Research and Translation Writer and Editor of New Translation of Genesis from the Original Hebrew and has served as a Community Rabbi in Washington, North Carolina. As a successful author, his writings (Revealing The Soul) continue to have a positive impact on people of all faiths worldwide seeking support and guidance. Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Serebryanski is known simply to his friends as “Rabbi Yossi.” Behind that simplicity and kindness lies a complexity of understanding and analysis of Torah and creation that brings joy and warmth to those who immerse themselves in his teachings. A true friend and confidant to thousands of people who turn to him weekly for guidance and wisdom, Rabbi Yossi is renowned for his compassion and open heart to all who enter his scope. Rabbi Yossi is experienced in public speaking on a wide variety of topics, and is committed to teaching and guiding children, teenagers, young adults and elderly as a present Congregational and Community Rabbi, Canarsie, Brooklyn, N.Y. with focus on Rebuilding the Jewish community and mikvah. In his professional career Rabbi Yossi is a teacher, lecturer, Mashgiach, published author, spiritual healer, professional counselor and guide. In his daily life he is just Rabbi Yossi – a highly perceptual and loving friend to all.
Rabbi Yosef Torenheim serves as an Advisor for ABAC’s KOSH 9009:2013 division, a certification program exclusively for Kosher certified companies. Rabbi Torenheim received Rabbinical Ordination Yoreh-Yoreh (Smicha) in 1973 from the Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim Lubavitz Brooklyn, New York; and in 1975 – he received Judicial Rabbinical Ordination (Dayonus) from Rabbi I.I. Piekarski – Chief Rabbi of Queens New York, and Rosh Yeshiva of the Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim Lubavitz in Brooklyn, New York. In 1973, he received certification as a ritual-slaughterer (shochet) under the auspices of Kollel Avreichim – Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. Rabbi Torenheim currently serves as chief Rabbi of the Beth Din of Congregation Mishkan Israel in Trumbull, CT. Rabbi Torenheim has been actively involved in cutting-edge, kosher supervision. In 1974 he set up & directed kosher supervision for Menorah Kosher Poultry in Willimantic, Connecticut beginning in 1975 to present. He is the chief Mashgiach (supervisor) for Beth Din Tzedek of Khillas Kodesh-Mishkan Yisroel, Trumbull, CT and has spearheaded many projects involving Kosher supervision & services. In 1979-1981 Rabbi Torenheim received Adjunct-Professor status from Columbia University and instituted Kosher Supervision Certification program for undergraduate students. From 1980 to 1985 Rabbi Torenheim implemented a new, state-of-the-art, Kosher supervision program at Zeisler’s Bakery Corporation, Bridgeport, CT, a major producer of fresh & frozen baked goods in New England. Rabbi Torenheim currently serves as the primary control & logistics supervisor for Y&F Foodservice and Catering, Easton, CT. Rabbi Torenheim currently holds certification from ServeSafe – National Restaurant Association; ARC, Washington, DC. Rabbi Torenheim currently resides in Trumbull, CT with his wife and family.
Carmen Garcia is our International and Foreign Matters Consultant. She is also a lead advisor for MWOB 9009 (Minority Woman-Owned Business Certification Program). She is a professional of 25 plus years dedicated to International negotiations for Central and South American countries. Carmen began her career as a Legal Secretary and continued to develop her interest in International Business Relationships. She has been a key factor in assisting with many business transactions between US and Hispanic companies.
Tamir Battat serves as advisor of ABAC’s KOSH 9009:2013 division. Tamir Battat has over 30 years experience in the business world. Currently, he is a managing partner of Traveland, A multi branch travel agency in Connecticut. Tamir was born in Israel , educated in the United States and has spent time in both countries. Tamir combined his accounting degree , entrepreneurial and leadership skills to grow the travel agency and establish it as a leading business in Connecticut, promoting tourism to Israel and worldwide. He currently resides in Connecticut with his wife and children.