I began my career as a bread crumb technician at a bakery in 1978. I have almost 40 years experience in various manufacturing environments and quality systems responsibilities.
I have experience in the paint industry, plastics, metal casting and tooling, the automotive industry and the food industry. I was employed as a QA Tech, a Chemist, a Microbiologist, a Raw Materials Technician, a Manager and a Director. I became an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)in 1993 and have conducted numerous (100+) supplier audits and even more Internal audits.
Assisting companies implement and obtain certification to the appropriate standard Quality Management System through a self-developed multi phase approach. I have been involved and worked with the following standards:
- QS9000 (TS16969) (Automotive Quality Standard)
- ISO9000 (General ISO Quality Standard)
- ISO22000 (Food Quality Standard)
- SQF2000 (Food Quality Systems)
- DLA Handbook (Military Food Quality System)
I have also served as Management Representative, ISO Coordinator and most recently as a Director of Quality Systems. Extensive experience with corrective action systems and identification and repair of systemic deficiencies and as a problem solver for supplier quality assurance and manufacturing processes.
I have a real talent for creating documentation such as standard operating instructions and other Quality System documentation.
I also have excellent computer skills and have created a full set of Access Databases that you can purchase and I can set up to improve or implement to meet Quality Systems requirements. Check out the Services section of this website.
I love talking with people, so the auditing portion of Quality Systems, both internal and external, are some of my favorite activities.
I also have an excellent understanding of quality requirements for all the standards mentioned above plus several others I have not worked with yet but have studied such as AS9100.
Activities & Affiliations
- CQA (Certified Quality Auditor) 1993
- Food Defense Coordinator – AIB2010
- SQF Practitioner 2010
- HACCP Manager 2003
- FSPCA Lead Instructor for PCQI’s 2016
- ISO9000:2015 Lead Auditor Class 2016
Get in touch
I know that finding the Quality System Consultant is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why I offer a free consultation visit to your plant to walk through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.
University of Evansville
Bachelor of Science 1976
University of Southern Indiana
Certificate in Management May 1996
Training in Lean Manufacturing 2015