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Instructor Profiles

Ann I. Jagan is an Omnex Lead QMS Auditor and Management Consultant. She has over 30 years of experience in the Automotive Sector. She has held both Site specific and Corporate roles in Quality Assurance for Key Tier 1 OEM organizations including Magna International Inc. She continues to serve the Automotive sector with more than 20 years of experience conducting IATF Third Party Audits in a Lead Auditor capacity.

She has led numerous Management Consulting Implementation initiatives, directly involved in the Design and implementation of a Complete Business System Solution needed to achieve IATF Third Party registration. She facilitates discussions that link strategy, people and processes using a collaborative approach that engages leadership at a process owner level and engages discussions leading to a unique solution suitable to the allocation of resources provided.

In the capacity of a Quality Manager, she used her role to forge the interdepartmental relationships necessary to recognize that Quality starts at the front end of the Product Realization activities. She facilitates Quality workshops that lead to a practical, lean approach in designing a business process which supports the transition leading to ownership for process performance beyond a Quality Assurance discipline.

Her role in Quality Management is less reactive and more proactive. Shifting discussions from a corrective action focus to a methodology that includes Risk based process review and decision making. This continues to be a key focus today to support product quality and Business Process performance targets established.

Engagements performing Second and Third Party ISO/TS 16949, 18001 and 14001 Integrated Audits and Business System Improvement projects result in a Culture shift from a Functional to a Process based Quality Management system. Her extensive experience in Third Party Auditing prepares Process Owners and their teams for successful outcomes where they become the Quality leaders in their own disciplines.

Education

Ann is a graduate of the Chemical Engineering Technology, Industrial Option, from Ryerson University. She is an RAB certified QMS Lead Auditor, completing over 20 years of Third Party Audits with IATF designation as a Third Party QMS Lead Auditor.

Ann is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Ann is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)
  • OHSAS 18001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor

Brad Gilreath is an Omnex Quality Trainer/Engineer that has provided professional training and consulting in several areas of quality assurance and Management Systems. This includes all current revisions of IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, AS9100C, VDA 6.3 and ISO 13485. His experience includes providing instruction for the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) in the areas of Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor Courses and Core Tools (SPC, MSA, APQP, PPAP, and FMEA). His qualifications also include certification as a Ford 8D Problem Solving Instructor and utilizing the principles of the Toyota Production System while teaching and implementing Lean Manufacturing.

Brad has professional experience working within industry where he was the Quality Manager and Continuous Improvement Coordinator for a Tier 1 Tooling Supplier, Tier 2 Plastic Injection Molding Company and an aftermarket air spring suspension supplier.

Through 2016, Brad has provided classroom instruction to over 15,000 individuals. His teaching style is very engaging and believes in making all of his courses relevant to each learner. He clearly articulates complex information to make concepts easy to understand through activities, visuals and many industry examples. Brad believes that there is much more for learners than just gaining knowledge; they must also understand the systems and processes critical to applying the skills they have obtained.

Brad is currently holds the following certifications: IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor, ISO/TS16949 Lead Auditor, R.A.B. ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, Six Sigma Black Belt (A.S.Q. Six Sigma Academy), Plexus Training Systems Lead Trainer for AIAG ISO/TS16949 Lead Auditor training and core tools training (APQP, PPAP, MSA, MSA, FMEA) and a Ford FACT (8D) instructor.

Brad is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Education

Brad’s education includes an Associate Degree of Applied Science - Quality Assurance from Lansing Community College.

Brad is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • VDA 6.3 Understanding and Auditor Training
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex and President of Omnex Systems. He is responsible for strategic direction and focus for Omnex and the EwQIMS software. His core beliefs include the importance of Collaboration and Digitalization, Virtual lifelong learning , and AI in workflows. Chad started his career at General Motors and has since spent over 40 years writing books, papers, and guiding Omnex customers on their best in class journeys.

Chad and Greg Gruska discovered the linkages between the Process Flow, PFMEA, Control Plans and Work Instructions in the 1980s, which led to the Omnex methodology for PFMEA and Omnex’s AQuA Pro Software. His recent work has been in the area of multipoint FMEAs and the integration of Functional Safety, Cybersecurity, ASPICE and other standards has also been incorporated into the Omnex EwQIMS solution. When he is not working with Omnex, he contributes to global standards by participating on various standards committees that help write ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems), ISO 26262 (Functional Safety) and SOTIF (Safety of the Intended Function).

Over the course of Chad’s successful career, he has served on the Malcolm Baldrige Board of Examiners and has received numerous quality achievement awards including the Quality Professional of the Year, award by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Automotive Division in 2005. In addition to his bachelor’s degree from GMI, Chad holds both a master’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and an MBA Cum Laude from the University of Michigan. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi.

Chad is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)
  • OHSAS 18001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 14001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 13485 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • AS9100 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 17025 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • 8D Problem Solving
  • Effective Problem Solving
  • VDA 6.3 Understanding and Auditor Training
  • Integrated Management Systems
  • ISO 26262
  • Automotive SPICE

Mr. Barber is a Senior Omnex Consultant, Trainer, and Program Manager for Omnex Inc. He has been a full-time consultant since 1998, and estimates a total of 12,000 hours of in-class instructional training and 10,000 hours of client consultation since that time. Mr. Barber has over 30 years of experience in the Quality profession with the majority of this time being spent in Quality Director / Manager and Quality Engineering roles. He has a diverse background with experience in the automotive, aerospace (AS9100), medical devices (FDA & CE), consumer electronic, telecommunications (including wireless applications), banking, sales, distribution & logistics, call centers, and laboratory industries. Mr. Barber has assisted over 100 organizations in the development and implementation of management systems that have resulted in the achievement of ISO 9001, QS-9000, TS16949, AS9100, TL9000, AS9100, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO/IEC 17025, plus dozens of Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement projects.

Mr. Barber is a twenty-year senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and is a Certified Quality Engineer. He received his Quality Assurance Certificate (accredited by the ASQ) from Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology, and has a diploma in Electronics Engineering from Radio College of Canada.

He conducts International Accredited ISO 9001, IATF 16949, AS9100, TL 9000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 13485, ISO/IEC 17025 and VDA 6.3 Lead / Internal Auditor training throughout the world.

Training, Coaching, and Consulting Experience

  • Integrated Management Systems Implementation, Development, Integration, and Simplification
  • Public & Privet Sector Process Improvement (Mapping) and Lean Principle (Waste Reduction) programs
  • Establishing Business Performance Measurement Systems
  • Team Building & Problem Solving (8D - Product and Process Quality Improvements)
  • Quality, Safety & Environmental Management Systems Auditing (RABQSA Certified Lead Auditor)
  • Project Management & Supply Chain Management
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (Business, Environmental, Safety, Design, and Process)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Advanced Quality Planning (Life Cycle Management)
  • Measurement Systems Analysis & Laboratory Accreditations (Dimensional, Temperature, Chemical properties, and Electrical applications)
  • Application of Automotive OEM Customer Specific Requirements
  • Master Lean Six Sigma Training, Project Management, and Implementation

Dave is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Dave is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)
  • OHSAS 18001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 14001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 13485 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • AS9100 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • 8D Problem Solving
  • Effective Problem Solving
  • VDA 6.3 Understanding and Auditor Training
  • ISO 17025 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor

R. Dan Reid the Omnex Director of Standards and Consulting is best known as an author of ISO Technical Specification (TS) 16949, ISO 9001:2000, QS-9000 and the first ISO International Workshop Agreement (IWA 1), which applies ISO 9001 to healthcare. He was a subject matter expert on the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Guideline released in 2014. He also worked on the Chrysler, Ford. GM Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Production Part Approval Process and APQP manuals.

While at General Motors, Reid held a number of Purchasing assignments, e. g. Senior Manager, Planner, Business Systems Manager, Purchasing Agent, Senior Buyer at GM Truck, GM Powertrain, GM Service Parts Divisions and the GM Corporate Headquarters. He served on Purchasing Sourcing teams, developed supplier risk mitigation plans, worked on divestitures and financially-troubled supplier management. He also led the GM North American Supplier Development Administration and served on the Chrysler, Ford, GM Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force, which was responsible for the development and global implementation of QS-9000 and ISO TS/16949. Additionally, Dan has experience working with the new IATF 16949.

While at AIAG, he led successful project teams for Effective Problem Solving, Cost of Poor Quality and Supplier Management. He also developed a certification process for Supplier Quality coaches, a self-assessment for the AIAG Core Tools, e.g. SPC, APQP, MSA, PPAP, FMEA and a new VDA 6.3 course.

Reid, an ASQ Fellow and ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) is

  • The first delegation leader of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF);
  • A member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Groups for Quality, Environmental and OH&S Management Systems;
  • A trainer for ISO 9000, ISO14000, OHSAS18000, AS9100, ISO13485, ISO17025, and VDA 6.3;
  • A published author with McGraw Hill, ASQ Press, AIAG and others;
  • A member of the ASQ Administrative Committee and Technical Reviewer;
  • On the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) Board of Directors. (2007-2015)
  • A certified VDA 6.3 Auditor

Reid has received numerous awards including

  • 2013 SAE Aero-Tech Excellence in Oral Presentation Award for “Lean Supply Chain Management”
  • 2006 Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Healthcare Focus Group Chairs’ Award;
  • 2014 (Life Time Achievement), 2005, 2004, 1993 Cecil C. Craig Awards, ASQ Automotive Division;
  • 2004 ASQ Automotive Division Quality Leader of the Year;
  • 2003 Leadership Award from the European Quality Institute ISO9000 International Conference;
  • 2002 AIAG Outstanding Achievement Award.

Dan is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Dan is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)
  • OHSAS 18001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 14001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 13485 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • AS9100 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • 8D Problem Solving
  • Effective Problem Solving
  • VDA 6.3 Understanding and Auditor Training

Dave Watkins is the Executive Vice President and Director of International Operations for Omnex, Inc., Dave has a wide range of experience encompassing full profit and loss responsibility in General Management, as well as manufacturing, production, Human Resources and distribution management in a variety of industries. His experience includes extensive work with Ford Motor Company including being on the Ford QOS Development Team (QOS Wheel Team) and assisting with the implementation of Ford Q1. His Ford experience also includes FCSD and GPDS including helping develop and deploy new product launch in multiple companies globally.

He has developed and delivered training and consulting services domestically and in all major international markets, primarily to senior and executive management groups, in the strategic implementation of integrated management systems incorporating QS/ISO 9001:2000, ISO/TS 16949:2002, QOS/BOS, Product Development & Launch (NPD), Supplier Development & Supply Chain Management, and lean enterprise systems in rational, profit oriented solutions.

Dave's focus is on employing approaches that enhance the client's ability to create value for customers and stockholders; as a result he is particularly adept at the integration of quality and business management systems to enhance overall performance and competitive capability.

Having pioneered the application of these approaches in non-manufacturing companies, Dave has authored or co-authored most of Omnex’s seminars for service companies, including ISO 9001:2000 for Service, Advance Quality Planning (AQP) for Service, and QOS/BOS for Service. He has trained many of Ford’s STAs, Buyers and Suppliers in ISO 9000, QOS, AQP/APQP and Q1 2nd Edition (both manufacturing and service). He has also authored and delivered custom training for companies as diverse as Mack Truck, Gates Corporation, Hendrickson International, Fairfield Manufacturing and Federal-Mogul.

Dave has delivered papers on a variety of topics in the U.S., India, Bahrain, Thailand and China, as well as having articles published in a number of periodicals.

His education includes a BA from Widener University and numerous professional courses. Dave has served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, as a Trustee for the IMA’s Education Foundation, and as a Trustee for Northeastern Illinois University Foundation.

Dave is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Dave is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)
  • AS9100 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • 8D Problem Solving
  • Effective Problem Solving
  • VDA 6.3 Understanding and Auditor Training
  • Integrated Management Systems

Dean Klepaczyk is an enthusiastic Quality advocate with a broad knowledge of manufacturing processes. He has spent over 16 years in the Quality field in addition to running his own business. Dean has been a Quality Manager for an OEM and First Tier Supplier, and has worked at OEMs for industrial, commercial trucking, marine, and medical applications. Mr. Klepaczyk is a certified IATF 16949 Lead Auditor.

Dean has worked in many Quality positions and has experience in incoming, in-process, and final inspection, calibration, product development, audits, APQP, PPAP, FMEA, corrective action, problem solving, lean manufacturing, error proofing, documentation, supplier quality and handling customer quality issues.

Dean has developed a QS-9000 documentation system from the ground up, and has been through certification, surveillance, and re-certification audits for QS-9001 and ISO 9001. He has conducted internal audits to several standards, including GMP requirements for Class II medical devices.

During his career, Dean has become familiar with several manufacturing processes, including, but not limited to, injection molding, manual and machine assembly, electronic assembly and testing, welding, aluminum casting, heat treating, screw machines, lathes, centerless grinding, powder coating, painting, plating and anodizing, vinyl casting, foaming, stamping, wire forming, and CNC machining.

Dean is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Dean is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)

Greg Gruska is the Omnex Champion for ISO 26262, and a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He has led multiple ISO 26262 engagements for Omnex for the last several years. His strength in ISO 26262 is a strong understanding and experience in systems engineering and reliability/safety analysis in both hardware and software development. Greg managed the Quality Engineering Activity at Chevrolet. This group provided benchmarking, quality engineering and statistical support to all divisional and corporate activities and their suppliers. Besides the application of statistics within the design, manufacturing, and support environments, this group was active in the development of new technologies and training in these areas. Greg additional served as a Divisional and Corporate consultant in Statistical Engineering and Management. He has traveled extensively in assisting engineering, financial, and support staffs and manufacturing plants in the investigation and solution of problems affecting quality, new product development, product failures and customer satisfaction.

Greg has also been a writing member of the MSA, SPC, FMEA, and EFMEA Manual subcommittees of the American Automotive industry’s Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force which is part of the international task force governing TS-16949. Greg is an adjunct professor at Madonna University. He has advanced degrees in mathematics and engineering from the University of Detroit, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. He was the Deming Memorial Lecturer at the Sheffield Hallam University for the year 2000.

Greg is a charter member of the Greater Detroit Deming Study Group and the W. E. Deming Institute. He is an ASQ certified Quality Engineer, a licensed Professional Engineer (CA - Quality) and a member of the Board of Examiners of and Judge for the Michigan Quality Leadership Award (1994-2011). Greg is on the writing committee of AIAG on FMEA, a member of the SAE Functional Safety Committee (J2980) and is considered one of the foremost authorities on risk management in the world. He has considerable hardware and software experience in Automotive applications.

Greg is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Greg is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)
  • 8D Problem Solving
  • Effective Problem Solving
  • VDA 6.3 Understanding and Auditor Training
  • ISO 26262

Jesús García is a Senior Consultant and trainer for Omnex in Mexico. He is a certified QMS/EMS Third Party Auditor with a background in the development of QEHS Systems and Continuous Improvement. Jesús has held positions as Quality Director, Quality Consultant and Laboratory Supervisor for companies such as Texas Instruments, Ford Motor Co., BASF and Ericsson.

Jesús has conducted training on ISO 9001, IATF 16949, 14001 and OHSAS 18001, PPAP, SPC, QOS, APQP and Global 8D’s. He has also conducted training in Customer Satisfaction, Leadership and Motivation. His achievements include design, implementation and certification of Integrated Management Systems (9001/14001/18001) and QMS in several organizations. He has conducted Change Awareness sessions for over 300 officials of the Federal Tax Office at the Palace of Mexico. Jesús has conducted second and third party audits for Ford Motor Co. Cuautitlan Plant. He has also taught courses to many Tier 1 and 2 companies, most of them on behalf of Omnex.

Jesús earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute (I.P.N.), México and he has taken several industry-specific courses such as 5S, APQP, Global 8 D’s, Dynamic Control Plan, Total Quality, Kepner & Tregoe, Leadership, Teamwork, Procedures Creation, Auditor Courses (TS 16949, 9001, 14001) as well as many others.

Location: Mexico

Languages: Spanish and English

Jesús is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Jesús is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)
  • OHSAS 18001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 14001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • 8D Problem Solving
  • Effective Problem Solving

John Pappachan one of Omnex's practice champions for Lean and integrated Lean/Six Sigma initiatives, joined our team at Omnex’s global Headquarters in 2003. John brings to Omnex a wide and varied experience involving more than 3 decades of work in a broad spectrum of industries ranging from Pharmaceuticals through Plastics molding, stampings, castings, Medical Devices, PCB/PCBA, Display Panels and others.

Starting with QMS standards like ISO 9000:1994, John has had significant experience in a variety of management systems including QS 9000, ISO 9001, IATF 16949, ISO 13485, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.

An expert in statistical process control and disciplined problem solving, John added significant savings and efficiency to the plant floor of a major Tier One Plastics molding company in North America through the use of Lean methodologies and re-engineering. Following this work, John became the Global Quality Director of Destaco. After this, he left manufacturing management to help global industries in reducing waste and re-work with the expertise he had acquired over a period of more than 20 years.

A post-graduate in Business Management, John has proven his mettle by implementing Integrated Management Systems comprised of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, IATF 16949, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 14001 for global majors across various continents. As a consultant and certified lead auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and IATF 16949, he has also helped several companies in the US and abroad to acquire product certification according to CE guidelines.

In addition to practical experience in QMS and EMS management systems, his expertise in Lean principles involves core areas of interest such as Cycle Time reduction, Visual Factory and Kanban. All major clients with whom he has worked have appreciated his logical and analytical capabilities in drawing up future state maps incorporating breakthrough improvements in flow and capability.

John is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

John is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)
  • OHSAS 18001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 14001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 13485 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • AS9100 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • 8D Problem Solving
  • Effective Problem Solving
  • VDA 6.3 Understanding and Auditor Training
  • Integrated Management Systems

Julio Rodriguez is an Omnex Senior Consultant assisting the Automotive and Aerospace industries in GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing) and Quality Systems. Julio’s teaching experience includes serving as Professor at ITESM, External Consultant Instructor at a variety Manufacturing Facilities, Internal Instructor at Continental, and as a Teaching Assistant at University of Victoria, Canada. His professional career includes a variety of different roles with the Automotive and Aerospace industries, such as Engineering Manager, Program Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, and Mechanical Development Engineer. Julio possesses strong international and multicultural experience working and living abroad (Canada, Germany and USA).

Mr. Rodriguez currently holds the following certifications

  • Senior GDTP (GD&T Professional) Certification by American Society of Mechanical Engineers. License GDTP S-0573
  • Certification in PDHD (Teaching Skills Development Program), by ITESM.
  • Accreditation in POL Didactics Technique, by ITESM.
  • Technologist GDTP (GD&T Professional) Certification by American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Lead QMS Auditors for the Automotive Industry IATF 16949:2016/ISO 9001:2015, Omnex- Exemplar Global. Certificate 19505.
  • Internal Auditor ISO/IATF 16949:2016, TUV.
  • Certificated GD&T Instructor DC5, STPS.
  • General Motors BIQS for suppliers calibrated instructor, CEDIAM-GM.

Julio’s areas of expertise and experience include: Mechanical Design, Design for Manufacturing, Plastic Injection, Aluminum Die Cast, CAD software-s, Mechanical Drawings, GD&T, numerical analysis (CFD, FEA), Thermo-solar energy, Renewable Energy, and Instruction.

Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering. University of Victoria, Canada.
  • M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. University of Victoria, Canada with Honors.
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. ITESM Campus Queretaro with Honors.

Julio is trainer for the following subjects

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) - Fundamentals
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) - Advanced
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) - Blueprint Reading
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) - Gage Design
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) - Stack-up Analysis

Continuous Education (Recent Training)

  • Wind Power Systems (UVic 2016)
  • Core Tools (ITESM-CEDIAM 2016)
  • Lean and Lego (Kathedra 2016).
  • PFMA 4th Edition applying Lego Strategy ITESM-CEDIAM 2016)
  • Blackboard Learn (ITESM 2015)
  • Communication to Inspire (ITESM 2016)
  • Training for Trainers (ITESM 2015)
  • Micro-education (ITESM 2015)

Languages: Spanish & English

Location: Mexico

Julio is a trainer for the following subjects: Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

Julio Rodriguez is an Omnex Quality Consultant with extensive experience in QS-9000, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9001:2015, and ISO/TS 16949.

Karleen holds certifications as IATF 16949 Lead Auditor, ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor, ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor, ISO/TS 16949 Lead Auditor, and a QS-9000 Lead Auditor in addition to numerous training courses (see Education below).

Karleen has been working in quality and manufacturing since 1976. She has held many positions over her length career including: Senior Quality Engineer, TS 16949 Lead Auditor, Supplier Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, Quality Engineer, Quality Director, TS 16949 Management Representative, and Quality Supervisor. Karleen’s successful career has allowed her extensive experience with SPC, PPAP, Control Plan, 8D, FMEA, MSA, DFMEA, PFMEA, APQP and TS 16949. Karleen has worked heavily in PPAP submissions in all 5 levels in accordance to AIAG in addition to performing Supplier Quality Audits and conducting Technical Reviews and Pre-Awards with suppliers. During Karleen’s 9 year engagement with a finishing company and a stamping company she coordinated all APQP and PPAP activities in addition to being responsible for maintenance, training and implementation of TS 16949 at these positions and numerous others. In another position, Karleen was the Lead Auditor for their TS 16949 Internal Audit Team and in this capacity she maintained the TS 16949 system and coordinated 3rd party audits.

Education

Karleen holds a dual degree from the University of Toledo in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management. Additionally, Karleen has completed D.O.E. training from ASQ, FMEA training from ASQ, Manufacturing Process Control training from ASQ, Gauge R/R – Calibration Techniques training from ASQ, Advanced Statistical Process Control training from ASQ, Statistical Thinking of Manufacturing Process Control from American Supplier Institute, SPC course (40 hours) from Owens Technical College, Problem Solving course (40 hours) from GM, Team Oriented Problem Solving – 8D Methods from Ford Motor Company, Continuing Process Control from Ford Motor Company, Process Capability Improvement and Analysis of Control Charts from Ford Motor Company, and SPC training from Adrian College.

Karleen is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Karleen is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor

Ken is a Lean Manufacturing Coach and Executive Advisor with extensive Management, Process Improvement & Strategic Development experience that desires to be a vital contributor to an operation in need of immediate assistance. Ken is a certified IATF 16949 and Core Tools Lead Auditor.

His experience as a Lean Coach for the past 18 years at Ford Motor Company has been at a leadership position working with Manufacturing Directors and Plant Management Teams developing strategies and standards for a successful implementation at a plant level. The keys to success and therefore his focus has been on organizational alignment, policy deployment and confirmation of standards by the leadership teams. Leadership values, beliefs and behaviors also play a significant role shaping the culture of the organization so identifying and understanding these are crucial in developing a continuous improvement environment.

During his career thus far he has had the opportunity to function as an Engineer, Process Designer, Project Manager, Business Planning Manager, Manufacturing Superintendent, Strategist, Coach and Auditor at Ford Motor Company. He has also co-founded and run his own manufacturing and engineering company for many years, giving him the understanding of business big and small.

He has a reputation of being a systems thinker and fully understands the concepts of Lean, Continuous Improvement and most importantly how to make it work for you. He has excellent written and verbal communication skills and can flex his style to match virtually any need. He is highly respected, reliable and personable. He is confident that he can work with you organization to improve its level of performance.

Education

Ken’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Lean Manufacturing Certificate from the University of Kentucky.

Karleen is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor

Kumar Sivan is an Engineer with a diverse technical international background that covers exposure to a variety of manufacturing industries across 3 continents. Kumar is a certified IATF 16949 and Core Tools Lead Auditor.

Kumar has extensive experience working in the Automotive Industry at GM, Ford and Delphi Automotive Systems (Saginaw Steering). Roles include Manufacturing Engineer, Design & Release, Applications Engineer, Customer Liaison Engineer, Program Management and Operations.

Kumar worked on Coil Spring manufacture, Steering, Suspension, Truck Frames, and Wheels & Tires. He has been involved in M & A activity involving Aerospace Precision Machining companies in UK. He is a veteran of several Supplier Development and Manufacturing readiness assessments of suppliers in Europe, India, Vietnam, China & Korea. Kumar also has experience as a Manufacturer’s Representative for companies specializing in Fabrication, Machining, Stamping, Casting etc. Kumar has worked for Delphi Saginaw Steering in the USA, France, Germany, UK and India. He speaks English, German and a few Indian languages.

Education

Masters Mechanical Engineering – West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV Bachelors Mechanical Engineering – Bangalore University, India

Kumar is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Kumar is a trainer for the following subjects

  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)

Martin Hettwer is a Consultant with Omnex, a professional project manager and certified manager of quality and organizational excellence.

Martin specializes in developing unique production and quality management systems for new manufacturing plant launches and program management for new product development projects.

Since starting in 1983 Martin spent his career with several world class tier 1 suppliers and working in new product development with one automotive OEM.

During his progressive career he has served as Quality Engineer, Supplier Development, Quality Systems Manager, APQP Project Manager, Productions System Manager, and Program Manager, and now as an OMNEX Inc. consultant and instructor.

Having worked in several different types of industries his knowledge of product development and production processes is quite broad. Examples include:

  • Metal forming and high pressure die casting
  • Vehicle and component assembly operations
  • Production planning, inventory control, warehouse management, and distribution logistics
  • Supply chain development and improvement project management
  • Agile Project Management for Web Applications and Information Systems maintenance
  • Manufacture and delivery of Consumer Products and Solid Surface Materials

Martin earned a Masters certificate from York University’s Schulich Executive Education Centre and dual diplomas in Project Management and Industrial Management, and he maintains seven professional certifications with PMI, ASQ and NADCA.

In 2000 he began teaching Quality Assurance and Project Management in the classroom for Fanshawe College and continues to offer tailored onsite and open enrollment training seminars with Omnex Inc.

Martin especially enjoys delivering training in:

  • Core Tools
  • Planning for Quality, new production launch
  • ISO/TS Internal Auditor
  • Project Management and Risk
  • Continuous Improvement

Martin has been a member of the ASQ since 1991 and served as an Executive Chair (section 403). He has been an assessor for the London Quality Award and the ASQ sponsored Quality Award for Excellence.

Martin is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Martin is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)
  • OHSAS 18001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 14001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 13485 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • AS9100 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • 8D Problem Solving
  • Effective Problem Solving
  • VDA 6.3 Understanding and Auditor Training

Martin Garcia García is an Omnex Trainer and Consultant with over 40 years of experience in the Automotive Industry for both OEM’s and global suppliers. During his career he has contributed to the development of corporate leaders through the teaching, counseling and practicing of core Manufacturing and Quality technical and science-based approaches.

Martin worked for many years for Ford Motor Company where he contributed in different roles to the successful launch of 20+ Ford Products. He developed the Mexican STA Organization as part of the found leading team and also established the STA organization in Thailand.

Martin’s technical training and certification includes Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing, Black Belt certification and a vast range of quality tools including: SPC, Gage R&R, DOE, Control Plans, FMEA, APQP, PPAP, Problem Solving, IATF 16949 and ISO 14001.

Martin earned his Bachelor of Engineering at the Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecánica y Elétrica. He also earned his specialization in BOF (Basic Oxygen Furnace) Steelmaking at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Lastly Martin earned his Master of Science in Industrial Management from the Centro Nacional de Ensenanza Tecnica e Industrial (CENETI).

Location: Mexico

Languages: Spanish and English

Martin is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Martin is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)
  • ISO 14001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • 8D Problem Solving
  • Effective Problem Solving

Matthew D'luzansky is part of the Omnex consulting and training team. Matthew has experience with traditional fuel and electric vehicles, troubleshooting and solving electrical, electronic, and mechanical issues with both propulsion and safety systems. Matthew provides consulting in strategy and implementation, including Quality and Functional Safety Management Systems, Gap Analysis, and Auditing, to bring sites into Conformance. (ISO 26262, IATF 16949, ISO 9001, and ASPICE) Specific recent focus is on developing training materials based on the latest Functional Safety release, ISO 26262:2018, as well as SOTIF and Cybersecurity.

Recently Matthew help position a client company to tap into multi-billion sensor market by providing analysis and implementation leading to conformance with ISO standards, and was engaged for over six months as Acting Functional Safety Manager at Fortune 50 client.

Matthew has trained hundreds of people in multiple quality and safety standards, including Functional Safety via 1 and 2 day overview courses, and 5 day in-depth classes. He has also consulted with many OEM, Tier 1, and Tier 2 suppliers to solve specific product related functional safety issues, and also provided guidance in how to evolve their internal processes to conform to ISO 26262 for all future products. Matthew's ISO 26262 experience has been in various automotive systems including Airbags, Anti-Lock Braking, PODS, and Collision Avoidance. Matthew has worked through several client ISO 26262 applications.

Additionally he has helped design, install, and debug new software programs for many products and companies. He has experience in high tech computer component manufacturing and medical device new product development and launch, all of which require tremendous attention to the relative standards for product quality and safety, in all phases of development and use. As a project manager Matthew has been responsible for all aspects of safety and risk management on large projects, including post incident investigation, root cause analysis, and applying the learnings to continuously improve.

Education

Education includes a bachelor degree from General Motors Institute (now Kettering) and a master degree from Harvard, and decades of hands-on problem solving.

Matthew is a trainer for the following subjects

  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 26262

Medhat Habashi is an Omnex consultant. He has over 30 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Management, Supplier Quality/auditing, Continuous Improvement, Root Cause & Corrective Action (RCCA) with an extensive hands on experience in product quality, supplier auditing, testing and product/supplier improvement.

In his work in Quality Management, Medhat is an established Quality Director/Manager lead. He has developed and implemented quality systems for a wide range of companies in the Automotive and Aerospace industries, including OEMs, their suppliers and chemical processing companies. Medhat has improved product quality through the use of proactive Quality techniques such as PPAP tools, RCCA, FMEA, Global 8-D, 5-Phase, RCCA deep & wide implementation, and use of 5-why's.

Mr. Habashi has demonstrated success in Supplier Development/Improvement through leading cross functional teams to assess/audit, improving suppliers quality and throughput to meet customer demands for customers like Bell Helicopter, Honda, GM, Ford, Chrysler-Fiat, Bosch, Delphi, Borg Warner Kaman Aerospace and many more.

Medhat has strong experience in Production Improvement through PDCA, Lean & DMIAC Six Sigma Tools (VSM, Statistical-Hypothesis Testing, Process Mapping, GR&R, FMEA, C&E diagrams, C&E matrix, Kaizen events, and Control Plans). Mr. Habashi is also experienced in Product Development. He has successfully led cross functional teams through the product life cycle from design concepts to aftermarket support with emphasis on Production Part Approval Process. During Medhat’s experience in Manufacturing Engineering he has worked extensively with plant layout, material flow, process design and implementation, CNC programming, tooling requirement and maintenance systems.

Medhat has led and conducted 40+ supplier audits for Auto and Aerospace industries including chemical processing suppliers. Mr. Habashi is proficient with the Minitab Statistical package, MS Office, MS Project, Visio, and Auto-Cad (basic). He currently hold certifications as a Manager of Quality and Operations Excellence from ASQ, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma Green Belt, ISO-9000, IATF 16949 Lead Auditor, AS9100 Internal Auditor, and Shainin Red X.

Education

Medhat holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Production Engineering from Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. He also holds a Master degree in Automatic Test Systems from University of Wales in Cardiff, UK.

Medhat is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Medhat is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • AS9100 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor

Michael Checketts is a Senior Manager with extensive Engineering, Quality and Regulatory management experience. Whether it may be in Product Development, Manufacturing, or Quality Management Systems, his greatest desires are to improve manufacturability & time to market. He also well understands the need for reducing costs while continually improving quality & compliance/conformance. Michael is a certified Lead Auditor for IATF 16949, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 9001:2015 and Core Tools.

Mr. Checketts has extensive experience in the Medical Device industry, and served as a Manufacturing Engineer & Engineering Manager for Abbott Laboratories, where many products were successfully moved from R&D to manufacturing. Improvements in manufacturability became his forte. Michael transitioned into the Medical Device startup company environment and utilized these same techniques to provide superior manufacturability. Utilizing tools such as SPC, and verification/validation techniques (IQ/OQ/PQ, incorporating DOE and Process Capability) was key to his success. These companies were subsequently acquired by major medical device companies (EP Technologies by Boston Scientific and VidaMed by Medtronic). All facets of engineering have been managed by Michael. Those disciplines include R&D, Design/Drafting, Product Development, Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering, Machine/Tool Design, Rapid Prototyping, Tool & Mold Shops, and Facilities.

In addition to his engineering expertise, Michael has extensive Quality/Regulatory experience in the Medical Device industry, with an OEM (VidaMed Inc.), and a Tier 1 supplier (TSE/AMETEK). As a Quality/Regulatory manager he has initiated/updated 510(k)’s/PMA’s/IDE’s, and generated/maintained Quality Management Systems. Process validations have successfully been completed by Michael in the areas of Cleanroom Processing, Terminally Sterile Packaging, EO Sterilization and Gamma Sterilization. Conformance to ISO 9001 & 13485 standards have been initiated and successfully certified. Multiple facilities with their own QMS, have been harmonized under a single “Global” corporate QMS, and successfully found conforming. Each company has been compliant to 21CFR Parts 11 & 820.

Within multiple companies Michael has been designated the “Management Representative”, wherein he has interfaced directly with Registrars and Regulatory Agencies. In all cases, registration conformance and statutory compliance was maintained and never lost. In many cases “potential noncompliances” were re-designated as compliances before the end of the audit by providing appropriate documentation or successfully negotiating the correct perspective of the standard or regulation. Whenever a non-compliance or citation (483) was received, each was mitigated and Verification of Effectiveness accepted within the agreed upon timing. The following QA/RA disciplines have been successfully managed by Michael: Quality Engineering, Document Control, Inspection, Maintenance/Calibration, Internal Auditing, Supplier Quality, and Regulatory Affairs.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering, with a minor in Chemistry from Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

Michael Gellner is an Omnex Consultant. Michael is a certified ISO 9001 Auditor (DEKRA), certified ISO 9001 Quality Manager (DEKRA), certified Professional for Medical Software (CPMS/iSQI), certified Software Tester (ISTQB), and a certified 6 Sigma Green Belt. Michael is also a certified IATF 16949 and Core Tools Lead Auditor.

Mr. Gellner has been a FMEA Facilitator, Trainer and Consultant since 2004 and has previously worked as the Process Manager and Head of Development Support for Bosch Siemens Home Appliances and as the Vice Lead Quality Department for Klopotek & Partner.

Additional Skills/Experience:

  • Standards: DIN EN ISO 13485 (Quality/Medical Devices), DIN EN ISO 14971 (Risk Management/Medical Devices), DIN EN ISO 9001 (Quality), DIN EN ISO 19011 (Quality/Audits), ISO TS 16949 (Quality/Automotive), ISO 26262 (Functional Safety – Automotive) et al.
  • Methods: FMEA, FTA, Risk Management, Requirements Engineering, Systems Engineering (esp. Modelling), Process Management, SCRUM/XP, Code Quality Management, Usability Engineering, Verification and Validation, Auditing
  • IT: FMEA/FTA/FMEDA: Apis/Enco/Plato/Böhme + Weihs, UML/SysML, Visual Paradigm, ALM/PLM: HP Quality Center, HP Unified Functional Testing

Language Skills: German, English

Education

Michael holds a Master’s degree in Communication Science and Computer Science from Technical University Berlin and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Rostock.

Michael Popenas is an Omnex consultant, senior manufacturing operations and manufacturing systems professional with Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and Process Improvement expertise ready to apply these skills through coaching, consulting, and training to improve manufacturing and business operations.

Michael is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and an early adopter of Process Improvement Methodologies and Integrated Systems Design. He was co-awarded a patent for the development of a computer integrated methodology using lean manufacturing methods and Six Sigma techniques for the identification of bottleneck operations and waste in manufacturing operations. He also completed The New Business Leadership Program at a major automotive OEM as part of their leadership development program. Michael has had several international assignments in Europe and Asia most recently covering China, Thailand, India, Taiwan, and Australia for design, development and delivery of training solutions for manufacturing.

Michael has 31 years of experience in automotive manufacturing covering areas from advanced manufacturing engineering to new model launch, development and implementation of manufacturing plant operating systems including standardized processes in Safety, Quality, and Throughput. He has launched team based organizations on the plant floor including roles, responsibilities, and daily activities that enable continual improvements and employee engagement. He has led many projects using statistical problem solving methods, using 8D, DOE, 5Y and several other quality methods applying the seven step Process Improvement Methodology in engineering offices and processes; including engine control strategy. Michael has led multi-party consortiums consisting of industry, government, and academia in the research and development of advance manufacturing methods and technology. Additionally, Michael has developed auditing systems and training on all of the above and has delivered training and consulting at all levels of manufacturing operations from plant floor to the executive offices. Michael has also developed a Y=f(x) policy deployment process utilized at a major automotive OEM. He was a student of Dr. Deming during Deming's association with the auto industry.

Education

Michael has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and completed 27 hours towards a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Michael is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Michael is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor

Mukund Godbole is an Omnex consultant. Mukund has extensive experience with the semiconductor process, ISO specification education/implementation, quality management system implementations, innovative tool/process control strategies, occasion-specific statistical interpretation and implementation, Six Sigma and Lean, cost structure improvement, and IATF 16949. Mr. Godbole is a certified Lead Auditor for IATF 16949.

Mukund has worked in semiconductor industry for over a decade, having successfully improved processes and trained and certified engineers for global semiconductor device manufacturer, Micron Technologies. During his time with Micron, Mukund has several positions including Process Owner (PVD & Dry Etch), Shift Team Manager (Dry Etch), ISO/TS Program Manager, Metrology Section Manager, and Senior/DY Director. While as the Process Owner (PVD & Dry Etch), Mr. Godbole achieved cost savings by extending use of Endura tools to the next generation of technology through process improvement to a savings of roughly $12M. He was also able to save Micron over $100,000 annually by establishing in-house quartz cleaning to improve particle performance. Additionally, Mukund improved process Cpk for two critical processes by 100% or more.

During Mukund’s work as ISO/TS Program Manager for Micron he was responsible for training and certifying 25+ engineers as internal auditors in addition to establishing up to 4 monthly internal audits of different functional areas. Mukund also arranged level appropriate training for 100% of all affected personnel on the ISO/TS 16949 spec requirement and created new guidelines for external audits and achieved 100% audit passing percentage.

Mukund has also had the opportunity to reduce annual cost through vendor contract reduction and in-house training by 39% in the first year in addition to improving measurement success rate by error reduction through development and use of measurement health indicator by at least 50%. Additionally, during his work with Micron, Mr. Godbole reduced product cycle time by sampling reduction based on measurement criticality, process stability based on Cp/Cpk, production volume, and product maturity by 5 days (out of 55). He also achieved test wafer cost reductions by assisting process areas to use product wafers for tool control by 30+%.

Education

Mukund holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He also holds a Master of Science degree in “Rapid Solidification of Fe-B and Fe-B-Zr alloys” in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Mr. Godbole also hold a Ph. D. in “Laser-Assisted Metal-Ceramic Bonding” in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Mukund is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Mukund is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP)

Nelson Rodriguez is a manager for Omnex in Venezuela. He is a certified QMS/EMS auditor with a long history of as a consultant and trainer in quality management systems and quality management system documentation. He was a Supplier Technical Assistance Engineer for Ford Motor Company for 8 years and has been in quality improvement and auditing for the last 25 years. He has worked with Omnex or Omnex affiliates for the last 12 years

He is proficient in both Spanish and English and works with all the Latin American countries. He is proficient in ISO 9001, IATF16949, Advance Product Quality Planning, FMEA, MSA, SPC, Problem Solving, and design of Experiments. He has conducted numerous problem solving and supplier improvement projects in his 25 year career. Academically, he has studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Carabobo and Advanced Program Management at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Administration (IESA).

Location: Venezuela

Languages: English and Spanish

Nikhil Unnikrishnan is a Consultant with experience in Process Improvement, Engineering Design & Manufacturing in the Automotive and Renewable energy sector.

Mr. Unnikrishnan is a Certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodologies (CLSSGB) and also Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA). He is an Exemplar Global certified Lead Auditor for IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 and has been performing Gap Analysis, Implementation and Internal Audits for numerous Tier 1 and 2 companies improving their existing processes to drive continual improvement through risk based analysis. He has been involved with the Integration of Automotive SPICE with IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 26262 with experience in setting up integrated management systems incorporating the Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety, Social Responsibility and Information security Management Systems.

Among his competencies, Nikhil is certified to and has experience in and the Automotive Core Tools (APQP, PPAP, FMEA, MSA and SPC), Effective Problem Solving including coordination of supplier corrective actions and sourcing strategies.

He also has experience working on engineering development and management of research-based prototype off-road buggies and hybrid power vehicles leading some of them from concept to prototype build and terrain testing. Earlier, he has worked as a research engineer in the field of Mechanics of Solids, Solar and Wind energy designing experimental concepts, its setup and seeing through till its full implementation.

Education

Nikhil completed his post-graduate studies in Systems Engineering and Management from the University of Texas at Dallas with a concentration in Manufacturing Operations. He holds his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Amrita University, India.

Bob Kurgan is a Senior Quality Engineer with extensive Management, Process Improvement & Problem-Solving experience desires to be a vital contributor to a manufacturing operation in need of immediate assistance.

Bob holds certifications as a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and is an RAB-certified ISO9000/QS-9000 Lead Auditor.

Mr. Kurgan has extensive experience working in the Automotive Industry. Bob served as a Quality Engineer for HP Pelzer Automotive Systems where he worked with Automotive Sound Isolation Material Systems for OE manufacturers and with 8D reports utilizing 5Why problem solving. Bob has served as a Contract Quality Engineer multiple times for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Automotive Suppliers. Mr. Kurgan also worked as a Quality Resident Engineer with Volkswagen of America through WKW Erbsloeh and as Supplier Quality Manager / Advanced Quality Manager for Johnson Controls, Automotive Group. At Johnson Controls, Bob championed cross-functional teams developing and improving PFMEAs and Control Plans for new and existing processes. Additionally, Mr. Kurgan interfaced with customers on daily basis for PPAP submissions and Problem Reporting/Resolution.

In addition to his extensive experience as a Quality Engineer, Bob has worked as a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer for an OEM manufacturer of heavy agricultural equipment – Combines, Large Square Balers, Round Balers, Windrowers, Planters and Headers branded as Massey Ferguson, Gleaner, Challenger, Fendt, Hesston, Valtra and White for both domestic sale and export. In this capacity, he managed Supplier Quality evaluations and PPAP approvals for Best Cost Country sourcing decisions, worked on-site with High Risk Suppliers to develop robust systems ensuring continuous product flow, and championed Corrosion and Paint Process Improvement team. Bob also served with the United States Military as a Submarine Nuclear Reactor Operator, Surface Ship Nuclear Reactor Operator, and Electronics Technician.

Education

His education includes a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with a minor Economics from State University of New York at Oswego.

Bob is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Bob is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)
  • OHSAS 18001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • ISO 14001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • 8D Problem Solving
  • Effective Problem Solving

Roxana Rhode, is an Omnex Senior Automotive SPICE© Consultant who is helping automotive R&D executives to deliver better software and better product quality through improved product design, requirements engineering and testing.

She has extensive knowledge and experience in the automotive field, which she obtained by driving software program improvements with worldwide leading car manufacturers such as BMW, Audi, Fiat-Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz.

Roxana will bring the following strengths to the work for your company:

  • Strong knowledge of software development models in the automotive industry, including agile, V-cycle and hybrids of the two
  • More than 5 years of evaluating infotainment projects and driving successful process improvements using Automotive SPICE ®
  • More than 7 years of implementing and maintaining Quality Management Systems(ISO 9001 & IATF ISO/TS 16949)
  • Worldwide recognized professional certifications in Software Quality Assurance(ASQ CSQE), Scrum(Scrum Alliance CSM) and Project Management(PMI PMP)

Roxana has led assessment-based software improvement programs based on Automotive SPICE© for the Silicon Valley automotive customers; among them are Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Telenav, and Gracenote. Additionally to the consulting work, Roxana was teaching Software Engineering courses at a local university in Silicon Valley. The purpose of the courses was to develop software applications using different development models and compare the results in terms of effort, quality, user experience and value.

Previously to starting her own consulting, Roxana worked for Continental Automotive as a Software Quality Engineer. In this role, she improved customer satisfaction by leading, coaching and preparing cross-functional teams in ASPICE and IATF ISO/TS 16949. Some of the tools and methodologies she used to achieve high results are Gap Analysis, Statistical Process Control, Lean Principals, and Risk Management.

In addition to her experience as Quality Professional, Roxana served as Leadership Member with the American Society for Quality Silicon Valley for the past 3 years. In this capacity, she successfully managed to bring closer the quality community with the local community through partnerships, events and trainings.

Education

Roxana's education includes a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania.

Roxana is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 26262
  • Automotive SPICE

Roy Gray possesses a wide range of knowledge in manufacturing processes. He has spent the last 24 years working in the Quality field, with 17 of those years being in the Automotive Industry and 2 years in Aerospace. Roy’s extensive automotive experience was for major Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. He is a certified VDA 6.3 Process Auditor, IATF 16949 Lead Auditor, and ISO 17025 Auditor.

Roy has extensive Quality Management System experience that includes, but is not limited to ISO 9001, IATF 16949, ISO 17025, ISO 14001, AS9100, FMEA, PPAPs, VDA 6.3, QS-9000, SPC, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Problem Solving.

Since 2003, Roy has performed numerous internal audits to ISO/TS 16949 as an ISO/TS Lead Auditor. Roy has trained numerous internal auditors. He is certified as a lead auditor with Omnex and qualifies for all the requirements of IATF 16949 for internal and second part auditor. He has been trained in Core Tools, Risk Management, the automotive process approach and Customer Specific Requirements.

Over the course of his career he has become very familiar with numerous manufacturing processes including stamping, injection molding, welded assemblies, and hot forming of titanium.

Roy is approved to conduct training for Omnex under our Exemplar Global Certification for the QM, AU and TL Modules.

Roy is a trainer for the following subjects

  • ISO 9001 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Understanding Requirements, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor
  • VDA 6.3 Understanding and Auditor Training
  • Core Tools Training (APQP, D/PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, MSA, SPC)

Craig Thompson holds certifications as a Certified Quality Manager (CQM), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), and Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and is an RAB/QSA-certified AS9100/ISO 9000 Lead Aerospace Auditor (previously AIEA). Mr. Thompson has extensive experience working in the Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Automotive, and Manufacturing Industries. Craig has also developed supplier process flow maps for OEM manufacturers of complex machines for both aerospace and automotive.

Craig Thompson is a PPAPandAudits.com consultant with extensive Management, Process Improvement, Lean Manufacturing & Problem-Solving experience with a very diverse list of Quality Standards and Tools. Mr. Thompson desires to be a vital contributor to a manufacturing operation in need of immediate assistance. When not working, Craig is busy writing articles for various topics in the Automotive and manufacturing industries. Craig envisions a new automotive era that’s fully emission-free.

Kevin He

Kevin He has been working in automotive manufacturing industry as well as related quality and productivity improvement coaching for more than 12 years. His rich experience ranges from Quality Assurance, improvement, QMS establishment, maintenance and continual improvement of the whole QMS. He has hands-on experience on ISO9001, TS16949 and related tools based on statistics, such as QC Seven Tools / SPC, MSA, and other management tools, such as 5S, APQP, FMEA, PPAP, 8D, process audit (VDA6.3), Product audit (VDA6.5), layered process audit (LPA) and Project Management. Kevin is the author of the professional book - Theory and Appliance of Statistic Technique.

Kevin has been coaching for more than 100 prestigous companies, such as Bosch, TRW, Magna China, Delphi, ABB, Bekaert R&D China, SKF, Honewell, Continental, PPG, Valeo, Magnetti Marreli, SAIC, Faurecia, Taikoo Aerospace, Emerson, Misumi, Webasto China, Takata, Eurotherm Electronics, Pilkington Safety Glass, Swagelok Fluid System, Biomet Medical Equipment, etc. The industry includes Automotive, Equipment, Tools, Semiconductor, Aerospace, Medical Equipment, etc. Kevin is strong at ISO9001、ISO/TS16949 QMS coaching for improvement, he is also has deep knowledge on APQP, FMEA, PPAP, SPC, MSA, 5S, 8D, Reliability Engineering, Sampling Theory, QCC, etc. Kevin has profound understanding of QMS operation of the automotive and other manufacturing industry. He is familiar with applying practical cases during the training combined with the on-site product of the customers. In the process of explaining five tools, Kevin introduces requirements of 8D and QFD, and he explains in details the relations between each tool, which incurs great benefit for the participants.

Kevin is certified QMS and core tools Senior Consultant by Omnex USA. His professional consulting area focuses on the training of QMS (TS16949/ISO9001), Internal Auditor (system audit, process audit and product audit) . He is also the key consultant of Omnex for Core Tools training and consulting, such as APQP, FMEA, PPAP, MSA, SPC, 8D, QCC, etc.

Location: Shanghai, China

Languages: Chinese and some English

Magna Experience: Training

Magna Approved Courses: 8D, Problem Solving, SPC and MSA.

Qingyue Shen

Qingyue Shen has been working in quality management in manufacturing industry over 20 years. Ms. Shen had been working as Quality Manager, Management Representative, vice General Manager in electrical equipment and automotive components area, in charge of QMS (TS16949/ISO14001/ISO9001) development, implementation, maintenance and improvement. Ms. Shen was also responsible for the production site process improvement. The automotive professional experiences are ranging from both North America and Europe, such as GM, Ford, Chrysler and VW etc. Ms. Shen has strong background and application experiences of core tools, such as APQP, FMEA, PPAP, MSA, SPC, VDA6.3, VDA6.5.

Ms. Shen has been providing training of QS9000,ISO/TS16949, VDA6.1 for more than 100 prestigious companies, which ranges from automotive, semiconductor, mechanical, electronic, die casting and plastic molding. The training provided include: ISO/TS16949 standard understanding and TS Internal Auditor, QS9000, ISO9001, DOE, 5S, APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC, etc. The customers include: Honeywell, Siemens VDO, Faurecia, Suzuki Nanjin, Webasto China, Valeo, PPG, Bao Steel, Magneti Marelli, Lord, Continental, etc.

Ms. Shen is Omnex certified trainer and consultant for TS16949/ISO9001, APQP, FMEA, PPAP, MSA, SPC, DOE, VDA6.1, 6.3, 6.5. As senior consultant in Omnex China, Ms. Shen is in charge of QMS consulting on-site, such TS16949 and ISO9001. Ms. Shen is also the certified trainer for TS16949 internal auditor per RABQSA.

Ms. Shen has Bachelor Degree of Mechanical Engineer from Xi An Jiaotong University.

Location: Shanghai, China

Languages: Chinese Mandarin

Magna Experience: Training and consulting experience.

Magna Approved Courses: MSA, PFMEA, PPAP and Control Plans.

Xingqiu Xiang

Mr. Xingqiu Xiang is a Senior Consultant for Omnex China. He has more than 20 years of working experience on quality audit, quality management, consulting, training and productivity improvement. The areas of his vast working background include: product design, Machining, Die Cast, Electronics and Chemical industry, etc. Mr. Xiang has deep understanding and practical implementation experience of quality, reliability, system engineering and statistical technologies.

Mr. Xiang is the reviewing member of the Chinese version of QS9000. He is also a certified QMS auditor of ISO/TS16949, QMS Auditor of QS9000, QMS Advanced Auditor, OSHAS AdvancedAuditor and GJB Advanced Auditor. Mr. Xiang is also an RABQSA certified Auditor.

Before joined Omnex, Mr. Xiang had been working as General Manager and Auditor and Trainer in a Chinese Automotive Research Institute, Chinese Automotive Product QMS Registration Center. He has provided Certification Audits of QS9000/TS16949 and Core Tools training for more than 200 companies since 1998, including APQP, PPAP, DFMEA/PFMEA, 8D, TS16949 Lead Auditor and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor. These prestigious customers include First Auto Work Group (FAW) and suppliers, Dongfeng Automotive, Shenglong Automotive, Fiat China, Motorola and Delphi, Chery, International Truck, GM, Ford, etc.

The professional vision of Mr. Xiang is to introduce the effective QMS to automotive enterprises, pushing the technical innovation and supporting the automotive OEMs and suppliers to improve their productivity and competitiveness.

Location: Shanghai, China

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, some English

Magna Experience: Has conducted training and consulting for Magna

Magna Approved Courses: APQP, FMEA, Control Plans, PPAP & Problem Solving

Cary Ye

Mr. Cary Ye is a consultant for Omnex China. He has many years of experience working with implementation and management of both the automobile and equipment manufacturing industry. He also has experience in quality system consulting, field management and process management system reconstruction for many corporations. He has a rich knowledge of business management with practical experience especially in production management, quality management, continual improvement, quality cost and business process research.

Mr. Ye has conducted training and coaching for hundreds of domestic corporations in manufacturing, automobile, electronic and plastic industries, including Bridgestone, Taihe Plastic, Sany, TCL, BBK Electronics, Senmi Seats, Hongchang Electronics, Liteon Group and Osram Lightings etc., covering ISO 9001, QS 9000, ISO/TS 16949 coaching and quality improvement and productivity enhancement, QCC, IE, TPM, TQM, lean production and Six Sigma management. All of these skills have given him a deep understanding on the operation and the management systems related to the automobile industry. Integrating the detailed and comprehensive research of customers’ products and production processes as case studies, his training offers systematic and practical knowledge for the trainees that can be better applied in their daily work. He is always able to use appropriate cases in simple and lively language to make the course interesting, understandable and rewarding.

Mr. Ye is an expert in ISO/TS 16949 and QC 080000 coaching, internal auditor training of ISO series, QCC, proposal improvement, Six Sigma projects, Occupational Safety and visual management, 5S project, field improvement, production and inventory management, warehouse management, process optimization, administrative management establishment, ERP-related courses, TPM, TQM, 7 tools of QC, IE and 5 tools of TS (APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC and MSA) etc.

Location: China

Languages: Mandarin Chinese and some English

Magna Approved Courses: Control Plans and PPAP

Johnny Wang

Johnny Wang, OMNEX China’s Senior Consultant & Project Manager – Lean Six Sigma based out of our Shanghai office in China, brings to OMNEX a very wide range of experience that he gained from various manufacturing industrial segments and lean six sigma consulting. Johnny has Bachelor degree of materials science & engineer from Xi'an Technological University and with more than 12 years of experience in the world top-500 company. Johnny Wang has come across various industrial segments like Auto component manufacturing, Design & Development, Electronics, Heavy Engineering and Furniture, Telecom communication, shoes industry & Food products etc.

During his career span, he has helped various companies including manufacturing and service by implementing Lean Six Sigma methodology for quality improvement (reducing variation leading to elimination of defects) & reducing lead time (by eliminating / reducing waste) in manufacturing operations & supply chain management. He has also acted as Quality Initiatives Manager in charge of Great China area Six Sigma implementation and project development.

He is a six sigma Expert, Certified Six sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma Champion, Shainin DOE expert, Auditor for Quality Management systems and Environment Management System. Johnny has proved himself as an expert for improving end to end business performance by aligning the resources to focus & achieve key business metrics and needless to mention his sharp eye for increasing throughput and improving profits has been appreciated by major companies that he has worked for.

Location: Shanghai, China

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, Basic English

Magna Experience: Training

Magna Approved Courses: SPC & MSA

Andy Yu

Andy Yu, ASME certified GD&T consultant, has 10 years of working experience in Euro-American Automobile industry. He served as GM GD&T senior trainer and global GD&T quality auditor while working at General Motors R&D center.

Andy has developed dimension technical specification for Body & Exterior, made dimension variation analysis, defined datum and tolerance for typical parts and created control drawing for key assemblies. He has reviewed critical checking fixture and tooling design, promoted the product and process design to meet dimension technical specification. He has taken a leading role in resolving dimension issues in design and has supported to find the countermeasure during launch and production. Andy has been an active participator during GM global GD&T template review and has been in charge of dimension engineering for several GM development programs.

Andy has extensive work experience in Euro-American automobile industry, which includes instruction on mechanical design & principle of mechanics; design for product, checking fixture and tooling; technical support for variation analysis. He has been directly responsible for product design and measurement including blue print reading, technical feasibility analysis, GD&T design realization and verification. He has a deep understanding and extensive practical experience of dimension requirement in Euro-America industry, including ASME Y14.5M-2009, GPS ISO 1101-2004 and GB/T1182-2008. He is adept at describing the function requirement of product precisely by using clear and concise GD&T language, in order to optimize and economize the product design. He has a wealth of on-site experience in projection measurement and CMM application. He is also very familiar with gage (checking fixture) design, review and acceptance.

Skilled in training his clients with examples of their concrete products and drawings, Andy is very helpful to make them master as well as apply GD&T flexibly. In his training, he tends to interact with trainees and integrate instruction with practice based on real products. By using vivid language and the excellent cases of product drawings from Euro-America, he teaches the professional knowledge in an absorbing and understandable way.

He has a master’s degree from School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Location: Shanghai, China

Languages: Mandarin Chinese and English

Magna Approved Courses: Intro to GD&T, Gage Design based on GD&T Requirements, Advanced GD&T and Tolerance Stack Studies

Dewen He

Dewen He is a CNCA certified ISO/TS 16949 Certified Internal Auditor, QMS/EMA auditor, VDA 6.3 Auditor, and Six Sigma Black Belt. Dewen has experience in the automotive and equipment manufacturing and electronic industries. He has been in quality management for more than 10 years. He has a wealth of practical experience in management system certification, consulting and training as well as site management consulting for more than 50 companies.

Dewen has consulted for many Japanese, German and Chinese automobile and electronic companies. His experience includes training and consulting for automobile manufacturing. Semiconductor, machinery, electronics, plastics and other enterprises. Dewen consulting and training experience covers ISO/TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, APQP, FMEA, PPAP, SPC, MSA and VDA 6.3 & 6.5.

Location: Shanghai, China

Languages: Chinese and some English

Magna Approved Courses: VDA 6.3 and VDA 6.5

Jack Jin

Mr. Jack Jin has been working in manufacturing industry for more than 15 years. He had studied in Japan received a bachelor’s degree of Industrial Management in Japan. Mr. Jin has led the Lean implementations in a couple of major Japanese companies. He was the Manufacturing Department Senior Manager and Vice General Manager in Hitachi China. He was a Lean and Quality improvement manager for almost 10 years during which his focus was on the education of internal staff. The service areas included automotive components, electronic consuming products, electric and industrial equipment, medical and telecommunications, home electric appliance, construction machine and civil commuter transportations.

Mr. Jin’s expertise is on the establishment of the Lean structure and culture for the enterprise based on the corporate mid and long term Lean strategy. He believes all the Lean implementation must be combined with corporate values and goals in order for the enterprise to be improved.

Mr. Jin also emphasizes the engineering chain integration, including up-stream and down-stream chains. He has experience with TPS implementation, especially with WIP reduction, productivity improvement, working process optimization and logistic streamline (integration and streamline), the bottom line is to touch the base of competence KPI, such as profitability, inventory cycle time, productivity, etc. Mr. Jin is familiar with the production layout and motion analysis to improve work efficiency. He is strong at logistic and inventory system layout, such as effective usage of inventory space.

Location: Shanghai, China

Languages: Chinese and some English

Magna Approved Courses: Lean Overview, Standardized Work, Quick Changeover, 5S, Kanban, Heijunka (Process leveling), Material Movement & Handling 5 Why problem Solving and VSM

Tony Tong

Mr. Tony Tong is a senior consultant for Omnex China who has been working in the automotive industry for more than 8 years. He has acted as a Quality Manager at an OEM where he was in charge of production quality control, analysis, improvement, and leading the quality system planning, development, implementation and continuous improvement.

Tony is very adept at quality statistic tools, including 7QC tools, SPC, MSA, DOE, Hypothesis Test, and Regression Analysis. He has abundant practical knowledge of 5S, APQP, FMEA, Lab system and Calibration ISO/IEC17025, and project management. His knowledge includes quality systems; ISO 9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO/IEC 17025, TE etc.

Tony has provided training and consulting for TS16949/ISO9001/QS9000 systems consulting to more than 70 companies, ranging from automotive, semi-conductor, mechanical, electronic, plastic, etc. He has also conducting numerous training courses for Six Sigma, ISO/IEC17025, DOE, 5S, APQP, FMEA, MSA, PPAP, SPC, and others.

Tony joined Omnex as Senior Consultant, mainly focused on Six Sigma, ISO/IEC17025, MSA/SPC/DOE and related project consulting. Tony has been certified by Omnex International for Six Sigma Black Belt, he is also one of the key consultants for ISO/IEC17025, SPC, MSA, APQP and other core tools.

Location: China

Languages: Chinese Mandarin

Magna Approved Courses: APQP, Global 8D, DFMEA, PFMEA, Control Plans, SPC, PPAP, MSA & DOE-Taguchi

Justin Tao

Justin Tao is a senior consultant and trainer for Omnex China. His technical expertise includes on-site consulting and professional training of various types for almost 15 years. Justin has broad industry knowledge and rich training experience; He has worked with industries such as machinery manufacturing, glass manufacturing and automotive manufacturing.

Justin’s training experience includes ISO 9001, TS 16949, APQP, DFMEA, PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, SPC, MSA and DOE-Taguchi. He has over a decade of experience with systematic and practical training for various management tools. He is also an IRCA Certified Quality Auditor.

His consulting activities focus on basic principles of “simplicity, practicality and effectiveness” with “comprehensive cost”; pursuing the combination of tangible effects with intangible benefits and attaching importance to the long-term interest of an enterprise based on “putting people as the priority”; characterized by unique styles in on-site consulting including the three elements: “capability” (lecturing, acting and practicing), “working out” (simulating, implementing, checking) and “excellence” (cost, efficiency and practicality); He has also conducted a variety of audits for various standards.

He received his Bachelor Major of Machinery Manufacturing and Technical Equipment, Anhui University of Science and Technology and his MBA from the China University of Science and Technology.

Location: Shanghai, China

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, some English

Magna Approved Courses: APQP, DFMEA, PFMEA, Control Plans, SPC, MSA, Global 8D, VDA 6.5, TS 16949 and Core Tools

Ray Chen

Ray Chen is a Senior Consultant for Omnex China. Ray has more than 12 years of manufacturing lean implementation and coaching experience. This includes experience in Lean System development, Lean tools application (VSM, 5S, Kanban, SMED, Standard Work, etc.) and Lean plant layout.

Ray’s experience includes:

  • Diagnosis & customization of Lean solutions to various customers.
  • Helping clients to achieve KPI by Change Management & Project Management.
  • Development of improvement capabilities of clients utilizing Coaching & KAIZEN Management Systems
  • Design and installation of a Lean Assessment System & Development of a Lean Roadmap for 17 plants for a major automotive manufacturer.
  • Customization of 7S & TPM (AM) workshops and coaching for teams to improve performance.
  • Established operational goals & improvement plans for customers.
  • Achieved operational targets & Installed improvements (5S / SMED / TPM)
  • Implemented Quality Control, Collected & analyzed data for forecasting for a customer.

Ray has bachelor degree of Science and Engineering.

Location: Shanghai, China

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, English

Magna Approved Courses: Lean Overview, TPM, QDC, VSM, Standardized Work & 5S

Wenchao Yan

Wenchao Yan is Senior Consultant of OMNEX and TWI/MTP Product Manager of OMNEX in China, Mr. Yan received his certification for TWI training from the Japanese Industrial Training Association (JITA) in 2008. He is one of the first certified TWI lecturers in China and also to be one of the few lecturers who received the certification of both TWI four modules and the MTP module.

Mr. Yan has 15 year’s of rich experience in site management, from the bottom of the team leader of the company, to the group leader of maintenance, the director of the equipment in workshop, director of the workshop, the manager of the Research and Development department (R&D), the manager of the continuous improvement and other positions. He is familiar with the total management, and proficient in several applications of the lean production series.

During 2008-2010, as the continuous improvement manager of a major foreign company, he successfully led the continuous improvement team in finishing a lean promotion project with positive results.

Vincent is the Business and Product Manager of TWI/MTP of Omnex China, he has been engaged in the training and consulting of the lean production series, focusing on TWI – JI/JR/JS/JM, MTP, Line Leader and Supervisor Training. Mr. Yan has conducted training for TWI/MTP for more than 400 companies, and received high praise from his customers.

Location: Shanghai, China

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, some English

Magna Approved Courses: TWI

Percy Xia

Mr. Percy Xia is a trainer and consultant for Omnex China. He has more than 15 years of experience working in quality engineering, auditing and training for the automotive industry. His career highlights include working for 5 Years in the automotive industry for a multinational Tier-1 auto parts manufacturer, 4 Years Quality Certification industry for the automotive industry and 5 Years Training, Process Audit, & Coaching.

Mr. Xia has an extensive teaching background in VDA, Automotive Core Tools (APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC & MSA), ISO/TS 16949, Customer Specific Requirements, AIAG CQI Series, AIAG B Series and Design Tools.

Mr. Xia earned his M.E. Degree in Industrial Engineering

Location: Shanghai, China

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, some English

Magna Approved Courses: APQP

Jason Yang

Before joining Omnex, Mr. Yang worked for several years in the Chemical and Automotive Manufacturing industry as both a Quality Manager and an HSE Manager. Mr. Yang was in charge of the quality systems of the production locations and leading the implementation of ISO 9000 QMS systems. Mr. Yang was also responsible for ISO14001, OHSAS 18001 systems training, system maintenance and auditing.

Mr. Yang has been providing on-site training and consulting of ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001, 5S and GP for over 100 prestigious companies, ranging from petroleum, chemical, plastic, automotive, semiconductor, mechanical and electronic, etc.

Mr. Yang has practical working experience with the integration of ISO/TS16949, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 in the automotive manufacturing industry. This includes training and consulting with Jiangsu Vectory Group, Shanghai MIC Electronic, Shanghai NISSEI Display System, Shaoxing SOMIC, Shanghai SIMTECH, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Automotive Climate Control, Chaoyang Plastic, TIK Kunshan, etc.

Mr. Yang has also conducting training and on-site consulting of 5S and HSE for numerous chemical enterprises, such as Cognis Oil (former Shanghai Henkel Oil), KAO Chemicals, Jiangsu Mengda Cosmetics, Shanghai C-C Chemicals, Jiangsu Victor Chemicals, Essilor Optics, SIM Technologies. Mr. Yang had conducted on-site consulting of HSE for the branch facilities of Sinopec per the specific HSE requirements of the customer. Mr. Yang participated in improving the EMS management of the production site and precluded the risk of safety hazard.

With the abundant professional knowledge and rich experience of production site, especially chemical products. Mr. Yang has helped Omnex’s customer improve the production efficiency, safety and hazardous knowledge as well as the professional health awareness.

Mr. Yang is an IRCA certified EMS auditor, OHSAS18001 auditor and CNAT registered Consultant.

Location: Shanghai, China

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, English

Magna Approved Courses: Quick Changeover (SMED) and TPM

Imran Khan

Imran A Khan, OMNEX Principal Consultant – Lean Six Sigma brings to OMNEX a wide range of experience that he gained from various manufacturing industrial segments and quality consulting. A mechanical engineer by qualification and with 16 years of industrial working experience, Mr. Imran, has worked across various industrial segments including Automotive, Banking, Retail, Service and BPO Industries hands – on.

During the last 7 years as a practicing consultant with Omnex, he has helped more than 75 companies including manufacturing, and service in achieving various Business systems and certifications. He is a Certified Lean Master, Six sigma MBB, Lead auditor for Quality Management systems based on IATF 16949, Environment Management 14001, OHSAS 18001 and Information Security Management System ISO 27001. Imran has proved himself as an authority on various concepts. He is also well versed in problem solving, Value Stream Mapping, Cell Design, PP/PQ Analysis, VDA 6.3 and needless to mention his sharp eye for saving money have been appreciated by major companies that he has worked for. He has a vast experience in training and implementing Lean/ Six Sigma projects across Asia, specifically in India, Middle East, China and S.East. He has trained over 4,000 people from Omnex’ clientele spanning across India, Dubai, Europe, China and S. E. Asia.

Key Expertise:

  • Management System Standards
  • Lean Manufacturing Systems
  • Change Management; Value Stream concepts
  • Visual Management
  • Six Sigma BB/ GB training, coaching and implementation of project
  • Yellow Belt Training and Six-Sigma awareness training
  • VDA 6.3
  • The 8 basic Quality tools
  • All FMEAs including DFMEA and PFMEA
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Design of Experiments and Problem Solving
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (Automotive and Non-Automotive)
  • Benchmarking, Cost of Quality and the 8 advance Quality tools
  • DFA/DFM

Major Achievements:

  • Completed training for over 4000 people on various methodologies
  • Led Lean/ Six sigma transformation for more than 15 clients, completed mentoring for over 120 GB/BB projects on Lean / Six Sigma with cumulative savings of more than US$ 50 Million.

Gunasekaran Parthiban

Mr. Parthiban, is Omnex India’s Senior Consultant for Management systems based out of the Chennai head office. He has 10 years’ experience and brings to Omnex a wide range of experience in implementing Quality mechanism from the Automotive/ non-automotive and service sectors.

Previously worked as a senior consultant in a Management Consulting firm in Middle East (Qatar, Dubai and Bahrain) and India. Handled around 40 clients for the implementation of Quality, Environmental, OHSAS and TS16949 standards in the Automotive, non-automotive and service sectors. Sectors handled in Middle East (Qatar, Dubai and Bahrain) are Industrial Gas, Manufacturing, Construction, Economy development, Facility Management, Vehicle rental, Health Care, IT Infrastructure solutions. Sectors handled in India are Foundry, Fabrication, Rubber, Energy, Packaging and banking sector.

He is experienced as a Management representative for the ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001 and IATF 16949 standards. Well-versed in quality assurance and new product development activities such as complaint handling, analysis of internal issues and implementation of core tools in the Automotive and non-automotive industry.

He has completed Mechanical Engineering from Anna University. Certified IRCA Lead auditor for QMS and EMS.

Area of Expertise:

  • Quality Management System
  • Integrated Management System (QMS-EMS-OHSAS)
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Audit management
  • Customer specific requirement deployment and assessment
  • APQP, PPAP, FMEA, MSA and SPC implementation and review
  • 5S implementation and review
  • Auditing VDA 6.3
  • Problem analysis
  • Process objectives Review
  • Environment and OHSAS risk assessment
  • Legal requirements identification and assessment
  • Waste management

Praburam Seshadri

Praburam Seshadri is OMNEX India’s Principal Consultant and Technical head, based out of our office in Chennai, brings to OMNEX a very wide range of experience that he gained from various manufacturing industrial segments and quality consulting. A mechanical engineer by qualification and with over 20 years of experience, Praburam, has come across various industrial segments like Consultancy, Certification Bodies, and Manufacturing & Automotive.

During the last 10 years in certification and consultant services, he has helped more than 100 companies including manufacturing, and service sector in achieving various business certifications. He is a Certified Lead auditor for Quality Management system based on ISO 9001, Quality Management System for Automotive Industries IATF 16949:2016, Environment Management System ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Aerospace QMS AS9100D, Laboratory Management System ISO 17025 and Information Security Management System ISO 27001

Praburam is well versed in problem solving techniques, design excellence, operational excellence and management systems implementations. He is also a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma; with a mentoring log of 60 projects in his career as consultant. Needless to mention his sharp eye for practicable system implementation have been appreciated by OEMs & major companies that he has worked for. Major OEMs have approved him for providing training and implementation support on Customer Specific Requirements.

Industries served include: automotive, metal stamping, fabrication, machining, electroplating, heat-treating, plastic products, assemblies & components, computer hardware and software and repair facilities. He has trained over 6000 people from past clientele spanning across India, UAE, Bahrain, and Asia-Pacific Countries. He also has a good flair for identifying cost saving projects that has been appreciated by all the companies he has worked for.

Praburam has completed his qualification/certification from Mr. Dan Reid, Director Consulting of Omnex US & member of ISO review committee, to deliver ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001: 2015 training sessions. He has also completed his certification from Mr. Henrik Neilson, Chairman of Technical Committee (ISO/TC 213), to deliver ISO 1101 training session on Geometric Product Specification.

Area of Expertise:

  • LSS Green Belt & Black Belt Training, Six-Sigma Champion and awareness training
  • Lead / Internal Auditor Training & Coaching
  • Management Systems Training
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ASME Y14.5)
  • Geometric Product Specification (ISO 1101)
  • Design for Assembly and Manufacturing (DFMA)
  • DFA/DFM
  • DFMEA , PFMEA and MFMEA
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Effective Problem Solving
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (Automotive and Non-Automotive)
  • AIAG – CQI Trainings and Assessments

Major Achievements:

  • Completed training for over 6000 people across Asia Pacific & Middle East Region
  • Successful implementation support of ISMS in Ministry of Interior (UAE & Bahrain)
  • More than 800 Man-days of audit log covering QMS, EMS, ISMS & OHSAS
  • Successful completion of more than 80 consultancy projects in implementation of management system standard.
  • Successful handholding of 60 Six Sigma Green Belt Projects (India & Malaysia).

Ravikumar T

Ravikumar is the General Manager & Principal Consultant / Trainer for Omnex - Middle East & Africa. Ravikumar has 25+ years of rich experience encompassing Strategy & Innovation for Manufacturing and Services in a variety of industries & organizations such as precision engineering, automotive, oil & gas, banking, investment services, transportation, project management & IT-enabled services such as BPO & E-commerce.

Ravikumar is a Metallurgist and Quality Management professional who has rich experience in different aspects of Quality Management (coaching, training, consulting and mentoring). He has assisted organizations in the development and implementation of management systems such as IATF 16949, AS9000 series, ISO 9001, 13485, 14001, 17020, 17025, 20000-1, 22000, 22163, 22301, 26001, 26262, 27001, 29001, 31000, 37500, 45001, 50001, 50501, 55001 Lean/ Six-Sigma, etc., as a single system or integrated with other management systems.

An Expert in Integrated Business Management Systems Implementations and practices, he has also proved his expertise in fields like Strategic Innovation Management which makes him an integral part of OMNEX's Strategic consulting team in Asia. He has the rare distinction of having implemented IMS practices for oil mining companies both on-shore and off-shore.

He has helped more than 50 companies in achieving best in class integrated management systems based on multiple management system standards. His expertise and command over best in class business management systems has been appreciated by companies over a wide spectrum. His career objective is to consistently meet the client's requirements and nurture Omnex's ambitions of Building Business Excellence worldwide.

Ravikumar has also completed his qualification/certification from Mr. Dan Reid, Director Consulting of Omnex US & member of ISO review committee, to deliver ISO 9001:2015 training sessions.

Key Expertise:

  • New Product Development , APQP
  • Change Management, Standardized work
  • Lean GB coaching & mentoring
  • IATF 16949, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, AS 9100D, ISO 9001, ISO 17025
  • Problem Solving EPS/ 8 D, 7 QC tools
  • Kaizen and QC circles, QFD, VAVE
  • Production Core tools: SPC,MSA, DOE, Taguchi DOE, PPAP, FMEA
  • Integrated Management Systems
  • Process improvement

Key Expertise:

  • Completed training for over 5000 people on various methodologies
  • Worked with more than 200 companies implementing value added management systems
  • Has worked with Automotive, Aerospace, Engineering, Railways and Service clients of Omnex
  • Worked with Omnex clients in India, Thailand, Singapore, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Denmark and China.

Suresh Kumar K.C

Suresh Kumar is OMNEX’s Senior Consultant - Management Systems operating from our Asia Pacific Head Quarters corporate office in Chennai. He has around 21 years of experience in Quality Assurance/ Quality Control, Supplier Development, Health & Safety, Environmental Management and Project management fields.

Prior to joining Omnex, he was working as Vice President – QHSE for JS. AutoCast Ltd a leading casting supplier in S India. He also has experience of having worked in Alderly Dubai and Al-Suwaidi Industrial Services-K.S.A and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, ALSTOM Power Saudi Arabia. His experience in working with Al–Suwaidi as Project’s QA Manager included overseeing Saudi-Aramco LSTK Contract for upgradation of waste water treatments facilities. He was in-charge of the supplier development, IFC drawings and QA/QC inspectors. He was also entrusted with 5 additional contracts for bulk plant projects in Al-Jouf, AL-Turaif, AL-Hasa, AL-Safaniyah and AL-Dhahran. He also acted as the QA/QC In-charge under Alstom Power Italia to handle Shoaiba Power Plant project (5x367MW) in Jeddah.

A certified Lead Auditor in ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D, IATF 16949:2016, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001, Suresh brings to OMNEX a wide and vivid experience, a rare mix of Manufacturing, Construction, Service and consulting & training.

Suresh has a flair for supplier development and is a key leader for Omnex’ supply chain practices. An Electrical and Electronics Engineer by profession and with a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration, Suresh also has completed his Advanced Degree in Total Quality Management (DTQM) and Environmental and Safety Management Systems(D.EMS). In addition to having a strong foot holds in Quality Assurance, Environmental and Health and Safety based Management Systems; Suresh has also proved his mettle in Six Sigma. He has conducted several training workshops on various systems deployment and management philosophies and has helped many companies in their pursuit to Business Excellence.

Key Expertise:

  • Lead / Internal Auditor Training
  • Management Systems: ISO 9001, AS9100D, IATF 16949, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001
  • Production Core tools-APQP, SPC, MSA, PPAP, DFMEA, PFMEA
  • VDA, MMOG
  • Six Sigma,
  • Total Quality Management
  • Statistical and Variation Analysis
  • Special Processes CQI-9 / CQI-11/ CQ-12 / CQI-15 / CQ1-17 / CQI-23 / CQI-50001

Key Expertise:

  • Trained more than 3000 people in various methodologies
  • Completed more than 1200 days of audit/ assessments.
  • Led projects that impacted quality productivity and New product development best practices

Suryakant Bhavikatty

Suryakant Bhavikatty OMNEX India’s Consultant – Management Systems, is based out of our Pune office. His consulting career is enriched by the experience that he has gained the knowledge from various manufacturing sectors like Tata Auto comp, Minda and Pricol group of companies. He is an ardent believer of a well-designed and implemented Quality Management System and its ability to drive the organization ahead. He has obtained his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vishvesvaraya Technological University Belgaum.

He has total 10 years of experience in automotive/ consulting industry. He worked in different companies with different commodity of products like Plastics, assemblies and electronics, In consulting he has Coordinated for more than 150+ companies for the Process audits and PPAP Projects; Also involved in Trainings on Problem solving methodologies and Core Tools. As a manufacturing exposure in his overall experience, worked in like Continual improvement projects, Quality resolution projects, handled basic level DOE projects for the resolution of Fit / Functional issues, Involved in different Kaizen and Quality circle competitions and won the awards.

With high passion and a strategic mind-set, Suryakant has helped various organizations and individuals to build their capability and competency in order to achieve their Process and system implementations effectively.

Suryakant is a Lead auditor for ISO 9001:2008 & Internal Auditor for ISO/TS 16949:2009

Key Expertise:

  • Quality Management systems
  • Problem Solving 8D
  • 7QC tools
  • Kaizen & QCC
  • VDA 6.3 Auditing
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning
  • PPAP
  • FMEA
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control

Key Expertise:

  • Resolved Customer Fit / Functional issues with the help of different problem solving methodologies like 8D, 7QC & DOE.
  • Won many awards on Kaizen and QC Competitions at the Plant level as well as corporate levels.
  • Participated in many problem resolution projects.
  • Successfully implemented System audits, process audits, kaizen activities, quality circles for QMS improvements at the plant levels.
  • Handled the Role of Internal trainer at the plant level for the employee’s upgradation.