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Worldwide Leadership Team

Chad Kymal, Chief Technical Officer & Founder

Chad Kymal, Chief Technical Officer & Founder
Chad Kymal is an international trainer and consultant whose broad experience includes TQM, setup reduction, technology assessment and inventory analysis, statistical process control, and quality function deployment. After graduating from the General Motors Institute Chad spent a number of years working at General Motors and KPMG before founding Omnex Inc. in 1986. Over 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 of Quality Automotive Division in 2005 . In addition to Chad's Bachelor's degree from GMI, Chad holds both a master's degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Chad is instrumental in determining the strategic direction of the consulting and training organizations, as well as the product strategy for the software company - Omnex Systems. Chad personally led the Omnex team that helped Ford Motor Co. rewrite the QOS methodology. He assisted Ford Motor staff write the QS-9000 requirements and he conducted the first worldwide witness audit for the same. Under Chad's direction, Omnex has worked with Lucent Technologies, Philips Semiconductors, Magna, and most of the Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Omnex provides more than 50 training courses in subject areas ranging from APQP to Six Sigma and has 15 offices worldwide.

In addition to founding both Omnex and Omnex Systems, Chad is also the founder of AQSR, one of the top five rated quality system registrars in the United States as rated by Quality Digest. AQSR specializes in providing auditing services in ISO 9001, QS-9000, TE Supplement, ISO/TS 16949, VDA 6*, AS9000, and the ISO 14001 series of international standards.

Dave Watkins

Dave Watkins
Executive Vice President and Director of International Operations for Omnex, Inc., Dave Watkins 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. Dave has had responsibilities at all levels of manufacturing, from production shift supervisor to President, and has led total process re-engineering efforts in several plants, involving a number of different process and product technologies.

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.

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 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009, QOS/BOS, Product Development & Launch (NPD), Supplier Development & Supply Chain Management, and lean enterprise systems in rational, profit oriented solutions.

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 9001:2008 for Service, Advance Quality Planning (AQP) for Service, and QOS/BOS for Service. He has worked with clients in industries as diverse as banking; local, regional and global multi-modal transportation; product development & engineering; software development; logistics; contract professional services; construction; and project management.

His extraordinarily broad industry experience ranges from automotive and semiconductor design and manufacturing, to the design, development and bottling of package solutions for the liquor industry, production of aerosol cans, gear sets for oil rigs, magnets for electric motors and printing production processes for standardized testing. He has worked with chemical companies, R&D Groups, seating assembly plants and complex electronic component and assembly companies.

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

Gregory F. Gruska

Gregory F. Gruska
Mr. Gruska, a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), is presently the COO of Omnex Systems and a principal consultant in performance excellence and Six Sigma Master Blackbelt for Omnex Engineering and Management, Inc.

Mr. Gruska had been associated with Dr. W. E. Deming and has assisted in the Transformation of Management since 1981. He has personally assisted large and small companies in North America and Europe in this transformation including the development and implementation of strategy, benchmarking, process control planning, and customer satisfaction. Further, he has worked with companies in the preparation of internal or external assessment utilizing criteria such as QS-9000, ISO/TS 16949, Total Quality Excellence, and MBNQA and has helped organizations using Six Sigma performance improvement strategies.

He directed and was the primary resource for the development and initial implementations of Comprehensive Process Control Planning ((CP)2). This approach provides a structure for the logical determination and implementation of process controls within an environment of continuous improvement. Following the precepts taught by Dr W. E. Deming, (CP)2 enables an organization to establish what is needed to control its processes and then integrate these plans within the normal operations. The Ford Motor Company, Transmission and Chassis Division, pioneered its use with the launch of the transaxle used in the Taurus/Sable vehicles. This structure enabled the plant to achieve Best-In-Class status for this transmission within the first year of production and subsequently to continue to improve its quality and productivity.

Prior to joining OMNEX, Mr. Gruska 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. Mr. Gruska 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 and customer satisfaction.

Mr. Gruska has been involved in the development of theory and software and authored many papers in the areas of non-normal and multivariate sampling and data analysis, quality management, measurement systems analysis, inspector effectiveness and statistical process control. He is the author of Theory D which discusses the teachings of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and is the editor and principal author of Comprehensive Process Control Planning -(CP)2. He is also the co-author of The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award: The Yardstick for Quality Growth, available through Addison-Wesley. Mr. Gruska is also an active/writing member of the QS-MSA and QS-SPC Manual subcommittees of the American Automotive industry's Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force which is part of the international task force governing TS-16949.

Mr. Gruska 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.

Mr. Gruska is a charter member of the Greater Detroit Deming Study Group and the W. E. Deming Institute. He is a 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 (1994-2005).

Greg Esper

Greg Esper, Key Consultants, North America
Mr. Greg Esper, P.E., directs Omnex's consulting services and is a certified Master Black Belt in Lean/Six Sigma methodologies. He brings nearly 20 years of automotive experience from General Motors and Ford Motor Company where he served as an RABQSA Certified Lead Auditor and also as a Project Manager for key new technologies. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.

At Omnex, Greg has delivered training and consulting services domestically and in major international markets in the strategic implementation of integrated management systems incorporating ISO 9001, QOS/BOS, New Product Development (NPD) and Launch, and Lean Enterprise systems. He has developed and implemented turnaround strategies for many organizations, including critical suppliers for DaimlerChrysler and Visteon Corporation, as part of a Third Party Supplier Development Process created for these two key clients. In one case a critical business process was reduced from one year to 30 days using Lean techniques.

Greg has integrated Quality Management Systems with Lean/Six Sigma methodologies with multi-national Tier I automotive suppliers, and is considered an expert in automotive (Best in Class) quality and Lean Manufacturing practices. He has developed several course offerings in customer specific requirements, quality methods and core tools understanding. He led Omnex's collaboration with AIAG for our course offerings at that association. Greg has also served as an expert witness for litigation regarding automotive supply chain requirements.

While at Ford Motor Company, Greg developed and implemented, from concept to launch, a key technology that created a new competitive position in the market place. This product alone had a $4 million development budget, and earns the company $30 million in profits annually. This program also earned the highly coveted Henry Ford Technology award.

He earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from GMI where he also earned a Master's Degree in Manufacturing Management. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Helge Bolbrinker (Omnex Germany)

Helge Bolbrinker (Omnex Germany)
Helge is a Senior Consultant in area of production and manufacturing with core skills in metal working, machining and semiconductor / electronics. Industry expertise is in Plastic processing, Metal production and processing, Construction, Electronics and Semiconductor, Vehicle assembly and supplying chain, Trade, Vehicle garages, and Research. Helge regularly works with ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, VDA and integrated management systems. He has 3 years of experience in R&D/Design and 10 years of work experience managing quality assurance within the automotive supply chain. For training he can rely on his practical experience in the application of quality tools like SPC, FMEA, MSA, DOE, PPAP, 6M, FTA, BPR, QFD, and 8D. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

He holds third party auditor certifications for ISO/TS 16949:2009 (from IATF), ISO 9001:2008 (from IRCA) and ISO 14001:2004 (from RABQSA). He is an engineering graduate in the study of metallurgy, with specialties in metal physics, a combination of theoretical physics, material development and metal work technology. He speaks German, English and Russian.

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

Arun Kumar (Omnex India, VP of Omnex Asia)

Arun kumar (Omnex India, Vice President of Omnex Asia Operations)
Vice President of Omnex' Asia Operations, Mr. Kumar has been with Omnex in various management positions for over 8 years. He has immense experience in business consulting and quality systems implementation/training for the automotive and related industries. He was primarily responsible for starting up Omnex' operations in India and other parts of Asia.

His career objective is to assist companies in achieving significant improvements in their competitive positions, both operational as well as technology oriented through the introduction of professionally managed quality/business systems, Integrated Six Sigma deployment and TQM philosophies. A certified Lead Auditor, he manages and leads a dedicated team of more than 60 professionals who take care of the needs of the India, UAE and the S. E. Asia market. His education includes a degree in Computer Science Engineering and other professional courses.

Ravikumar - General Manager, Omnex Middle East

Ravikumar - General Manager, Omnex Middle East
Ravikumar is the General Manager & Principal Consultant / Trainer for Omnex - Middle East. Ravikumar has 14 years of rich experience encompassing 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 ISO 9001:2008; ISO/ TS 16949:2002, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, Lean/ Six-Sigma, etc., as a single system or integrated with other management systems.

An Expert in QMS Implementations and practices, he has also proved his expertise in fields like world-class work environment through 5S, QFD , Kaizen etc., which makes him an integral part of OMNEX's Lean consulting team in Asia. He has a rare distinction of having implemented EMS and Safety practices for oil mining companies both on-shore and off-shore.

He is helped more than 25 companies in achieving excellent environmental management systems based on ISO 14001 and TS 16949:2002. His expertise and command over organizational health and safety management 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.

Praveen Patiyasevi (Pat) (Omnex Thailand)

Praveen Patiyasevi
Praveen Patiyasevi (Pat) is currently the Country Manager of Omnex Co., Ltd. Thailand. He has more than 18 years of experience in supplier quality and development. He specializes in ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009, QS-9000, APQP, FMEA, Control Plans, MSA, and Lean Manufacturing.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Major in Finance) from Jacksonville State University.

Before joining Omnex, he served as Senior Purchasing Manager-World Wide Purchasing/Supplier Quality-Supplier Development (WWP) for Delphi Automotive Systems (Thailand) Ltd. Additionally, he served as General Manager and Project Manager for Royal Industries (Thailand) and Engineering Instructor at Gadsden State Community College.

He has worked hand-in-hand with suppliers in the development of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, QS-9000, ISO/TS 16949 and its supplemental courses.) He had worked in at all levels in Manufacturing Plants Project, Production, Purchasing, Supplier Development / Supplier Quality. He has also worked/taught with several large numbers of companies in various industries (Automotive and Semiconductor) in many countries including: India, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore and the United States.

He is actively involved in delivering/training for Top Management, QMR and Team Leaders with TQM, TPM, Understanding & Implementing 5S, ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, and Lean/Six Sigma methodologies to various industries. He has successfully completed various improvement projects with savings of over Baht 250 Million. He has also implemented and taught seminars in ISO/IEC 17025:1999 for automotive part suppliers.

Michael Xu (Omnex China)

Michael Xu (Omnex China)
Michael Xu has been working in high volume, automotive component, and equipment manufacturing for a decade. He has deep practical working experience on quality system and operation management in automotive and electronic manufacturing industry in both North America and China. Michael had been working in quality and engineering management in automotive industry in Canada and USA, including quality system implementations of ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001, APQP management, Six Sigma Implementation, team building and customer communication with GM, DCX and Ford. Mr. Xu has a wealth of international working experience in management in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to his work in automotive industry, he was employed as Engineering Manager and Senior Engineer in international companies such as ABB and Schneider Electric. He has hands-on experience with Quality System Implementation, Supply Chain Management, Souring Strategy Development, Engineering and Project Management and Six Sigma project management. His practical knowledge and quality experience with ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO 4001, and ISO 9001:2008 is backed up with the proud quality records and performance acknowledgement from customers, such as GM, Ford and DCX.

Michael XU has a sound knowledge of APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, DOE, SPC, Control Plan, Process Flow, GD&T, 8D, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Error & Mistake Proofing, Layered Auditing, QSB, GQTS, IMDS, and engineering management. He is very familiar with supplier assessment and development.

Michael XU has a wealth of practical experience of Six Sigma planning and establishment and implementation. As a certified Senior Consultant of Six Sigma of Omnex, Mr. Xu has been in charge of multiple Six Sigma Black Belt projects in both North America and China. He is familiar with Six Sigma project implementation and management through DMAIC process, including project defining, project planning, benefit and risk analysis, current status assessment, base line establishment, key input factors locating, solution optimization and control, standardization and project transfer, benefit holding and sustaining. The customer base is ranging from automotive, electronics, semiconductor and aerospace.

Mr. Xu is Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) of ASQ, Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) of ASQ, Certified TS16949 Lead Auditor and Certified ISO14001 Lead Auditor. He speaks English, French and Chinese Mandarin. Michael Xu has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Quality Certificate from Centennial College of Canada.

Edward H Tao (Omnex China)

Edward H Tao (Omnex China)
Edward joined Omnex as a senior consultant in 2006. He has been an active quality consultant since January 2003. His main focus has been in helping Asian automotive suppliers enhance Quality Systems, reduce poor Cost of Quality, improve Problem Solving capabilities, and conduct hands-on, prevention-based Six Sigma workshops to achieve world-class quality. He has worked closely with client companies, large OEM suppliers and other consulting firms.

Prior to his work as a quality consultant, Edward was employed by several large OEM Tier One suppliers as Director of Quality (ArvinMeritor, Dana), Supplier Quality Manager (Tenneco Automotive), Quality Systems Manager, Manufacturing / Quality Manager, Senior Industrial Engineer and Manufacturing Engineer.

Areas of expertise include Value Stream Mapping, Six Sigma Quality Improvement, Supplier Chain Management, Quality Systems Development / Enhancement (QS-9000/ISO 9000, TS-16949, Baldrige, etc.), Effective Problem Solving, Advanced Quality Planning and Deployment, and many others.

Edward has a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University, an MBA from the University of Toledo, and a BSIE from Tunghai University (Taichung, Taiwan).

Malcolm Hay

Malcolm Hay, Key Consultants, North America

As a Senior Consultant for Omnex Management Engineering Consultants, Malcolm Hay brings to bear over 35 years of broad experience in executive and senior management positions in product development, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, operations management, and quality assurance with a Fortune 500 company. As a consultant, he has been involved in numerous QOS, Benchmarking, ISO, QS-9000 and ISO/TS 16949:2009 engagements. Malcolm provides training, implementation management and benchmarking services for Omnex Management Engineering Consultants. He was an observing member of the US TAG to ISO/TC 176 and lead the development of Omnex Management Engineering Consultants' ISO 9001:2008 programs. Prior to joining Omnex Management Engineering Consultants, Malcolm was responsible for directing new products and business development programs in plastics, fiberglass and specialty chemicals for automotive and other applications. He has been successful in developing and launching many new product and businesses. He is particularly skilled in business performance improvement, strategic planning, and business/product development. Malcolm has a BS in Engineering, an MBA and a JD degree. He is a Certified Quality Instructor and Quality Auditor.

Mary Jo McElmeel

Mary Jo McElmeel, Key Consultants, North America

Mary Jo McElmeel has extensive experience in manufacturing, management, engineering, education, service companies, quality assurance and plant operations. She is committed to quality and profitability through good planning, process control, sound systems and customer satisfaction.

Mary Jo holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics, which provides a platform for fully utilizing manufacturing technologies and engineering disciplines. As a member of top management teams, she believes in data driven decision-making and verification of facts and actions. Traditional industrial engineering tools combined, with fact finding, problem definitions, root cause analysis, appropriate corrective actions and long term verification are used in an endless set of combinations and permutations to effect cost containment and establish continuous improvement. A constant goal of stabilizing and improving processes and systems, as well as maintaining manufacturing environments and processes in control and on target are her focal points. This type of measurable provides positive outputs for her as well as positive trends in profitability and quality for the company.

Mary Jo earned an MBA from the University of Iowa and has found this accomplishment to be helpful in optimizing the use of people, capital, space and inventory in startup, turnaround and maintenance of sound quality and business systems.

Mary Jo has acquired expertise in the disciplines, she has had as test/lab technician, classroom teacher, Engineering Analyst, programmer, Industrial Engineer, Corporate Quality Director, Plant Manager, Operations Manager for a multiplant Tier One subsystem supplier and as an International, Senior Consultant and Trainer for the automotive industry. In these capacities, significant contributions were achieved through focused goals, decisions defined and driven by data, building a culture of teamwork and involved, visible leadership.

Recently, she has used her expertise in ISO/QS9000 documentation, implementation & auditing in a variety of assignments in small to large companies, newly founded to well established, in North America and South East Asia. She is committed to life long learning and has created and delivers many classes as this legacy is shared with suppliers and managers providing goods and services to the global marketplace.

She continues her educational and training activities in many mathematical and technical areas for process-related disciplines and understanding of Best in Class business management techniques. She admits to having a passion for Statistical Process Controls, Disciplined Problem Solving, Measurement and Laboratory Systems, Predictive and Productive Maintenance, Internal Auditing and Program Management.

Omnex has an alliance with the Semiconductor Assembly Council and is the approved source for training suppliers and council members. Mary Jo has been involved in the development and delivery of materials for both North America and Asia. It has been both a blessing and a challenge working with this high tech industry. Their needs and demands for more and better input and understanding, combined with their rich resources of talent, drive and dedication are truly on top of the world. Their product and process design, development and delivery can and must be World Class in order to be competitive. Mary Jo has trained and consulted with small packaging plants with less than a hundred people, to corporations having thousands at each facility. All have benefited from Understanding the ISO, QS and SAC standards, project planning and management with the APQP discipline, Team Problem Solving, Measurement System Analysis, achieving Laboratory Compliance, Statistical applications, Internal Auditing, Supplier development and control, and MS9000 for improved material control and delivery systems.

Jaran Sabseree

Jaran Sabseree

Jaran Sabseree is currently a Master Black Belt of Omnex (Thailand) Co., Ltd.. He has working experiences more than 17 years, including more than 8 years in Six Sigma and quality management. In 1999, he participated in a Black Belt training class in USA and started his first black belt project at Chromalloy. Later he led overall Six Sigma program in American Standard and StrongPack. He managed the Six Sigma program as well as trained and coached black/green Belt. Since then, he has trained more than 150 black belt and has involved over 150 Six Sigma projects with total saving more than 200 Million Baht. As a Six Sigma consultant, he has direct experience with more than 30 clients including leading companies from various industries such as PTT, Mattel, Meyer, Dana Spicer, Toyota, Ford, Praxair, Thai Summit AutoPart, Nanyang, Hitachi, Hoya, Nidec, Belton, Cardinal, Seiko, and etc. Along with invaluable years of his consulting experience and extensive research in quality field, he possesses strong background in quality tools and applied statistics. His expertise in advanced quality tools, especially in DOE, often plays a major role in the part of contribution to the success of the clients.

  • Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. Aircraft Engineer. Responsibility of developing repair processes for jet engine parts.
  • Siam Cement Public Co., Ltd. Researcher. Responsibility of research/development of products and processes in steel industry.
  • Chromalloy Co. Ltd. Trainer/Black Belt. His duties included training of Six Sigma, quality system/standard/regulation, jet engine components and metal processing.
  • American Standard Co. Ltd. Six Sigma Black Belt Coordinator. Responsibility of overall Six Sigma program in Thailand including training, project coaching and Six Sigma program administration.

Mr. Jaran Sabsaree has bachelors/masters of engineering degrees in metallurgical engineering from Chulalongkorn University. He is currently a PhD candidate in quality management. His Phd dissertation is "Fusion Six Sigma for Quality Improvement of Processes in Manufacturing Industry", enhancing the strength of traditional Six Sigma with TRIZ, Lean, Shainin's method, Taguchi's method, P-M analysis, special DOE techniques and advanced statistical tools. Within the framework of his Fusion Six Sigma; he also invented new powerful Six Sigma tools and techniques such as reversed hypothesis test, Master Search, Master Comparison method, Fusion P-M analysis and Fusion DOE approach. His discoveries, including case studies, were published and presented in quality magazine, business forum and international conferences.

Articles/Papers:

  • More than 50 articles relating to Six Sigma, Lean and quality were published in the "for Quality" magazine
  • 3 Papers relating to Six Sigma were published and presented in international conferences.

Kritchanon Kesapradist

Kritchanon Kesapradist

Kritchanon Kesapradist is a consultant of Omnex Co., Ltd. He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and management background, inclusive of development consulting projects more than 100 companies in many areas such as production management, human resource development, inventory management, production planning, technology implementing. etc.

Relevant working experiences:

He was a Teaching, developing & implementing process in Manufacturing related of Quality System such as:-

  • Century Electronics and Systems Co., Ltd. As the position of TQM Manager
  • Impact (Malaysia) Ltd. As the position of Quality Consultant and ISO9000 Instructor
  • Alphatec Electronic Public Co., Ltd. In Quality Improvement Senior Manager
  • Elec & Eltek (Thailand) Ltd. As position of TQM Facilitator Section Manager
  • MicroPolis Corporation (Thailand) as the position TQC Manager, Operation Manager and System Manager
  • National Semiconductor (Bangkok) as the position related of MIS/Cost Accountant and Production.
  • Thai Polycarbonate and Thai Polyacetal /Consultant coordinator
  • Huntsman/Quality Systems Trainer
  • TSK Steel Steel Processing United Coil Center/Trainer and Coordinate Consulting Team

Education Background:

Bachelor of Engineering, Kasetsart University.

He has taught and implemented many quality management systems project for any Industry such as Semi-conductor, Automotive, Medical, Petrochemical and any services Industrial as list below:

  • ISO/TS16949, ISO-9000:2000 Lead Auditor Training
  • Environmental ISO14001, OHSAS Requirements, Internal Audit, Lead Auditor Training
  • Engineering Database
  • Metrology
  • Process Engineering
  • Production Engineer
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Engineer
  • SPC, MSA, DOE and Problem Solving Techniques Implementation and Training Instructor.

He has obtained ISO/TS16949:2002 Lead Assessor Training from Omnex Co., Ltd. Approved/ Accredited by ANSI RAB-USA.

His Career objective has been to assist companies in achieving significant improvements in productivity and in their competitive position through the introduction of professionally managed quality systems.

Wichnopphakhun Rangthong

Wichnopphakhun Rangthong

Wichnopphakhun Rangthong is a Lean Six Sigma Black belt position with 5.5 years experience implementing Lean Manufacturing and 6-Sigma Improvement Technologies, 14 years experience Production, Material Handling & Logistics and Automotive Industries. He is currently working on projects consultant across the Omnex Thailand implementing Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodologies.

With production management experience driving Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma projects, shop floor experience is a major advantage to dealing with the real issues out in the plant. successfully led the first Synchronous Manufacturing cell at Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has worked in departments that include Stamping Shop, Body Shop, and Paint Shop in Manufacturing Division, Purchasing Division, and assist to develop Suppliers.

Education:

  • Executive Master Business Administration Program, Burapha University.
  • Bachelor's Degree Science, Major Electrical Technology, Rajaphad Chachoengsao Institute.

Special Trained and Trainer:

  • 2006: Master Black Belt Certified (Omnex Academy)
  • 2002: Black Belt Certified (6-Sigma Ford Academy)
  • 1999:The successfully completed an automotive industry workplace skills enhancement program Certified.(80 hours) from Automotive Training Australia Limited and Thailand Automotive Institute.
  • 1996-1997 The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship. (AOTS) Material Handling & Logistic System, New Machine Line assembly Trial-Pilot-Mass Production trained in Mazda Motor Japan (9 months)
  • 1996 Health & Safety Thailand Institute BKK. Safety Officer Certified.(180 hours.)

Experience:

With Omnex, to be the trainer for Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Series, And Tools for Six Pack Training full package of SPC, MSA, APQP, FMEAs, Control Plan and PPAP, Got received the certificate of ISO/TS16949:2002 Lead Auditor Training

At Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (A Ford and Mazda Joint Venture in Rayong) To Experience in setting up a new factory operation, total quality management systems, process improvement, and Cost reduction in production process manufacturing. Lead engineer, Lean and 6-Sigma certified Black Belt position.

  • To develop in plant, assist suppliers, instructor and Lean Auditor represented to evaluated suppliers.
  • Synchronized or Lean manufacturing deployments leader in Manufacturing.
  • Lean and 6-Sigma Manufacturing Instructor.
  • Made Synchronized or Lean Materials.
  • 0.375 Million dollar hard saved in Y2005
  • Diamond Awarded achieve hard saving cost reduced in Y2004
  • 0.119 Million dollar hard saving cost reduced in Y2004
  • 0.025 Million dollar hard saving cost reduced in Y2003
  • ISO9000, QS9000, and TS 16949:2002 currently Internal Auditor
  • The night shift production manager represented to achieve controlled P,Q,D,C,S,M,E,E in Plant.
  • Launched Material Handling & Logistic System, New Machine Line assembly Trial-Pilot-Mass Production.

1995 - 1996 TOA SANKYO INDUSTRIES LTD.

To experience in setting up a new Project operation, total quality management systems, process improvement in Abrasive Belt Project Owner, Engineering, Warehouse, and Abrasive Belt Supervisor Division.

  • Engineering Management.
  • Warehouse and Shipping Management.
  • Sheet-cutting Management.
  • New-M/C installations, Test-Run, Mass-production. Launched Abrasive Belt Project and Production.

1989 - 1995 Michelin Siam Co., Ltd. (A Michelin from France and Cement Thai Group Joint Venture) To experience in setting up a new factory operation, total quality management
systems, process improvement in Tire building - Final product area engineering section in Technical Leader Position.

  • New-M/C installations, Test-Run, Pilot, Mass-production.
  • Machine development and Lead-redesigned in Programmable Logic Controller, Pneumatic Systems, improvement efficiency and scrap reduced.

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