Two flammability specialists at Skandia earn DER status


Skandia’s flammability engineering, testing and certification department has two newly appointed Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs). Mackenzie Kacvinsky, flammability department manager, and Jennifer Asbury, flammability supervisor, were awarded DER status by the FAA. Skandia now has five full-time DERs on staff.

“We are growing the on-staff engineering capacity to handle the increasing flow of business coming through our department as well as representing those customers requiring our services under an Organization Designation Authorization,” said Kacvinsky. “We are always looking for better ways to serve and make it as convenient as possible for all our customers.”

“We’ve been in constant training for a very long time,” said Asbury. “It was important to make sure our standards are up to those required by the FAA, our customers and the level of quality Skandia is known for. We finished our testing with the FAA representative and a review by the evaluation panel before the DERs were authorized.”

“One thing we are looking forward to is the update of new sonic burner regulations that will be released in the spring,” said Kacvinsky.

February 18, 2016

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