Chad Kymal Receives Quality Professional of the Year Award
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 15, 2005 - The American Society for Quality (ASQ) Automotive
Division awarded the Quality Professional of the Year Award to Chad Kymal, CEO of
Omnex, Inc. on June 14, 2005 at the Henry Ford Estate, Dearborn, Michigan.
Featured in the picture are Chad Kymal, CEO Omnex, Inc. and Ann O'Neill, Executive
Director, Ford Customer Service Division who was the key note speaker for the Recognition
The Quality professional of the year award has been established to recognize individuals
in the automotive industry who have made a significant contribution in the following
- Leadership or managerial skills in implementing continuous improvement in quality.
- Services provided to the community towards furthering the understanding of quality
systems and techniques.
- Support and encouragement of the new and innovative ideas leading to never ending
pursuit of excellence.
- Demonstrated high regard for team benefits and results.
About the Award Winner
Chad Kymal is an international trainer and consultant whose broad experience includes
TQM, setup reduction, technology assessment and inventory analysis, statistical
process control, and quality function deployment. He has served on the Malcolm Baldrige
Board of Examiners and is a RABQSA-certified lead auditor. He has a bachelor's degree
mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute, a master's degree in industrial
and operations engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the
University of Michigan.
Kymal founded Omnex Inc., a business management solution provider to semiconductor,
high technology, automotive, manufacturing, and service industries. He led the Omnex
team that helped Ford Motor Co. rewrite the QOS methodology. He helped write the
ISO/TS 16949:2009 Semiconductor supplement requirements and did the first worldwide
witness audit for QS-9000. Omnex provides more than 50 training courses in subject
areas ranging from APQP to Six Sigma and has offices worldwide. Kymal also founded
Omnex Systems, which offers the Enterprise-wide Quality Management System (EwQMST)
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