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Expert in Quality Management Systems

Expert ID: 713957 Minnesota, USA

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QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEMS; TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT. Expert has over 30 years experience in the development of quality systems in a variety of organizations, including custom manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, and in the service sector. His consulting practice includes the development of ISO 9000 certifiable systems, US Food and Drug Administration cGMP (QSR's) compliant systems, and the use of total quality management tools to drive continuous improvement. He is familiar with all phases of quality, including inspection planning and quality management systems.

SUPPLIER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT. A major focus of Expert's experience has been in the development of supplier quality programs and documentation, including supplier surveys, supplier partnering, and dock to stock programs.

RUBBER PROCESSING; RUBBER INJECTION MOLDING. Expert is familiar with all aspects of compression, transfer, and injection molding. He has designed and installed computerized press control equipment. In addition, he has specified plant equipment and maintained the facilities and manufacturing systems for a major precision rubber components manufacturer as Senior Executive for Operations.

JUST IN TIME (JIT) MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS. Expert has a great deal of experience in developing and implementing work flow and inventory release systems, in order to assure minimum work in process inventories and a pull system of manufacture as well as natural bottle necks.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: Degree: Subject: Vocational training in: Statistical Quality Control; Total Quality Control; Product Liability Prevention; Personnel Interviewing and Counseling; Technical Writing; and Principals of Business Finance Institution:
Year: Degree: BS Subject: Business Institution:

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: Hiawatha Rubber Company Title: Vice President Department: Manufacturing Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1987 Employer: Hiawatha Rubber Company Title: Quality Assurance Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1978 to 1980 Employer: L & A Products Title: Quality Assurance Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1976 to 1978 Employer: Ecodyne Corporation Title: Supervisor Department: Receiving Inspection & Warranty Claims,Lindsay Division Responsibilities:
Years: 1971 to 1976 Employer: Fabri Tek Incorporated Title: Manager Department: Product Assurance Responsibilities:
Years: 1968 to 1971 Employer: Federal Cartridge Corporation Title: Senior Quality Engineer Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
He is a Certified Quality Manager by ASQ.
Professional Appointments
Expert is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and has served two terms as Chair of the 4000-member Minnesota Section. He was a founding member of the Minnesota Quality Award Administrative Board, a Senior Examiner, and served for three years as a Judge for that Award (similar to the Malcolm Baldrige Award).

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