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Dave Barber (Omnex Canada)

Dave Barber (Omnex Canada)
Mr. Barber is the General Manager and Senior Quality Consultant / Trainer for Omnex Canada Inc. He has been a full time consultant since 1998, and estimates a total of 4,500 hours of in-class instructional training and 2,500 hours of client consultation since that time.

Mr. Barber has over 18 years 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, medical devices, consumer electronic, telecommunications, plastics, machining, and stamping industries. Mr. Barber has assisted companies in the development and implementation of cohesive quality systems that have resulted in the achievement of ISO 9001:1994, QS-9000, TS 16949:1999, ISO 9001:2008, TS 16949:2002, TL 9000, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and Six Sigma projects.

Mr. Barber is a ten-year 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, has a diploma in Electronics from Radio College of Canada.

Areas of knowledge and training include:

  • Quality Systems Implementation & Development
  • Quality, Safety & Environmental Systems Auditing
  • Process Mapping and Lean Principles
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (Business, Environmental, Safety, Systems, Design and Process)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Team Building & Problem Solving (8D)
  • Project Management
  • Ford Methods
  • Six Sigma

Gregory J. Paupst

Mr. Paupst is a Quality Consultant / Trainer with Omnex Canada Inc. He assists organization to development systems to eliminate waste and reduce costs. He has spent over 10,000 hours consulting and training individuals in a wide range of disciplines as indicated below. Mr. Paupst has 25 years professional executive experience in such positions as Vice President (Operations, Engineering, Sales), Director and General Manager within in the automotive industry chain. Mr. Paupst received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wilfred Laurier University. He has extensive training in the areas of Management, Finance, Strategic Thinking, Decision Making, Problem Solving and Analysis, and Quality Systems. Professional Affiliations include Business Course Advisor Conestoga College, Guest University Lecturer: "Doing Business in Japan", Chairman General Motors Canada Annual Quality Seminar, Member General Motors Supplier Council Planning Committee, Member Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, and Former Member Canadian Manufacturers Association.

Areas of knowledge and training include

  • Quality Systems Auditing
  • Benchmarking Practices (What To Measure)
  • Change Acceleration Process (G.E.)
  • Strategic Planning/Thinking
  • Visual Manufacturing
  • Poka-Yoke Principles And Techniques
  • Brainstorming Techniques, Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Leadership Skills
  • Labour Bargaining Strategies And Tactics
  • Quality System Implementation
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Business Turnaround Techniques
  • 5s's & 7 Wastes
  • Kaizen-Teian Systems
  • Doing Business With The Japanese
  • Project Management
  • Lean Principles And Techniques
  • Measuring Performance (Bal. Scorecard, Dashbrd,Etc) Visual Manufacturing

Pat Ambrose

Mr. Ambrose has over 25 years experience in the design, development, implementation and improvement of quality systems. He has worked as a Quality Engineer, Quality Engineering Manager and General Plant Manager in Automotive, Office Equipment, Metal Fabricating and Firearms industries. As a consultant auditor for the past nine years, Mr. Ambrose has worked with a variety of automotive suppliers. He has also helped several companies successfully achieve ISO 9000 registration. Mr. Ambrose has extensive experience with plastic molding, casting, machining, stamping, rubber processing and textile finishing. Mr. Ambrose is an Registered ISO 9000 Quality Systems Lead Auditor, IATF ISO/TS 16949:2009 Certified Auditor and a AIAG certified QS-9000 Lead Auditor.

J. Dan Cook

Mr. Cook has proven experience in planning, organizing, management/leadership, and ISO/QS9000. Mr. Cook has worked for 5 years as a Quality Assurance Manager and Supervisor responsible for Quality related concerns as a design and Industrial Engineer for 8 years and as an ISO/QS-9000Consultant/Auditor since 1995. Mr. Cook has taken various business administration courses from York University, obtained Lead Auditor status from Quality practitioners in 1994 (ISO/TS 16949:2009 November 2002) and Environmental Lead auditor in 1998 as well as obtained Industrial Technician and Mechanical Technologist status from Georgian College. Mr. Cook is also a certified Quality Engineer since 1993.

Lee Halford B.Sc. A.Sc.T CEA

As an environmental and health and safety consultant, Lee has worked predominantly within the automotive parts production sector, the PVC construction materials sector, and various coatings sectors, performing ,environmental site assessment compliance audits, ISO 14001 registration audits and third party internal audits; environmental and health and safety inspections; Phase I, II and III environmental site assessments; waste audits, and a full complement of other services, including employee training. Lee is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she completed an honors degree in Environmental Sciences/Resource Management. Lee is also a Certified Environmental Auditor (Canadian Environmental Auditing Association) and an Applied Science Technologist (Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists - Compliance and Standards). Professional memberships include the Canadian Environmental Auditing Association, the Ontario Association for Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, and the Ontario Society for Environmental Management.

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