Phoenix International has appointed John Torgersen as the company’s new quality management systems (QMS) lead overseeing elements in all aspects required to achieve and maintain registration and certification in commercial and military quality standards and certification programs. The initial focus for Torgersen in this position will be spearheading the effort to transition Phoenix from its current ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.Torgersen comes to Phoenix with over 20 years of experience in quality, health, safety & environmental (QHSE) and regulatory affairs and is a retired Master Mariner (Unlimited Tonnage, Oceans). He is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans with a Master of Quality Management (MQM) and holds a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Marine Transportation Management from the State University of New York. Additionally, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Reserve and has been a speaker/lecturer at numerous industry conferences.