William P. Stone 812-***-****
**** *. *****'s Point Drive
Hanover, IN 47243
Director of Quality
Seeking to use my broad quality and manufacturing experience in the
development and implementation of a Quality Management System which focuses
on the customer, measures and controls processes, is committed to continual
improvement throughout the entire value stream and leverages the skills of
the best employees and suppliers.
Driven to build great teams and customer relationships: "Quality doesn't
just happen, it is the result of hard work, thought and the dedication of
an entire organization."
Nearly 30 years of experience in an OEM and Tier 1 Automotive
manufacturing, including executive staff leadership roles, multi-site
quality management, plant management, turn around experience, P&L and
customer interface. International operations management within multi-
cultural, diverse manufacturing operations and six sigma problem solving
are additional key strengths.
Quality Systems developed and implemented in 27 direct operations and over
50 indirect (supplier) operations. Experience with ISO 9001, TS 16949, AS
9100, ISO 14001 and various customer quality systems and requirements.
Multi-Site Management Problem Solving Skills
Six Sigma Black Belt P&L Management
Lean Champion (TPS) Turn-Around Management Skills
Metric Based Management System Greenfield/Start-up Experience
Development and Implementation ISO 9001, TS 16949, ISO 14001
Quality System Development and Foreign Assignment Experience
Deployment CMM II
Quality Assurance Policy and Multi-National Experience
Supplier Development CQA
5S implementation (Lean Union and Non-Union Mgt
Master of Science, Quality Engineering
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
. Nominated to Phi Kappa Phi national honor society. GPA 3.98/4.0
Bachelor of Business Administration
Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI
CAREER & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Director of Quality June 2010 -
Grote Industries, Madison, IN
Member of Executive Staff. Responsible for the quality performance of six
(6) operational units.
. Developed Metric based Lean Manufacturing system and assisted in
implementation of GPS throughout global facilities.
. Implemented standardized quality systems manual based on TS 16949.
. Implemented disciplined DMAIC corrective action: reduced PPM's from
nearly 100 to 50.
Independent Consulting Opportunities
Sep 2008 - May 2011
Six Month Assignment: developed and implemented a metric based management
system (foundation for Lean system implementation) in a food processing
facility in Saginaw, MI
Six Month Assignment: developed, implemented and registered a TS 16949
quality system in a manufacturing facility in Oklahoma City, OK
Plant Manager and Director of Quality Jun
2006 - Aug 2008
NSK Corporation, Bennington, VT
Managed P&L for $220M 600 person 3-shift operation and managed quality
function for two (2) plants, Supplier Quality and ISO/TS16949 Management
. Developed, implemented and registered a TS 16949 quality system
(within 3 months)
. Championed a Lean Transformation which dramatically improved
Profitability and Cash Flow.
. Implemented a Metrics Based Management system for improved operational
. Implemented disciplined problem solving/Six Sigma to reduce customer
complaints and PPM's.
. Implemented a Safety First Program to reduce accident/injury rates and
won NSK President's Safety Cup
North American Director of Quality
Feb 2005 - Jun 2006
Textron Fastening Systems, Sterling Heights, MI
Prepared operations for immediate divestiture or sale by developing
strategic quality improvement plans and strategic initiatives for
separating business units. Product lines included automotive, aerospace
and commercial mechanical fasteners.
. Supervised 22 Quality Managers and 5 Customer Quality Engineers in 22
sites in North America.
. Coordinate quality system development, deployment, auditing and
. Improved customer relationships, reduced PPM's and eliminated third
Global Director of Quality
Feb 2004 - Feb 2005
Transpro, New Haven, CT One Year
Assisted in business sale preparation by developing and implementing an
Automotive Quality System in a retail/aftermarket focused manufacturing.
Additional responsibilities included managing suppliers and joint ventures
in the United States, Mexico, China and Thailand.
. Registered four (4) manufacturing facilities to ISO 9001/QS 9000.
. Defined and established operative objectives and assisted in selection
of strategic partnerships and joint ventures in China and Thailand.
. Supervised four (4) Quality Managers.
. Developed and implemented an Early Warning Warranty program with cost
reductions of $2M.
Quality Systems Manager
Feb 1996 - Feb 2004
GM/Delphi, Saginaw, MI
Responsible for Problem Solving "Hearty Perennial" quality issues, managing
and developing suppliers and quality system development and implementation.
. Completed Six Sigma Black Belt projects which solved "hearty
. Implemented a Quality Operating System in 1800 person operations and
registered to TS 16949.
. European Launch Team Quality Leader (six month assignment in EU)
developed initial quality plan (QFD), worked with PE and Supply Chain
to develop new suppliers in the EU. Established Configuration
Management system for Product Launch.
Divisional Quality Manager
Aug 1991 - Feb 1996
Kelsey-Hayes, Romulus, MI
Responsible for quality in five (5) machining operations and three (3)
. Quality System development at Greenfield operation start-up.
. GM Supplier of the Year 1992
Supplier Quality Engineer
Mar 1989 - Aug 1991
Ford Motor Company, Livonia, MI
. Responsible for developing and training suppliers in QOS (metric
. Responsible for supplier development related to Ford Q1
. Assigned to AIAG Task Force QS 9000 Editing Committee
Feb 1987 - Mar 1989 Eaton Engine Component,
. Responsible for the quality functions of ferrous (high molybdenum
alloy) foundry, machining, finishing, coating, assembly and test.
. Developed a statistical model for determining significant
characteristics on multi-station screw machines.
1985 - 1987
. Responsible for Stamping Room Production in a Small Stamping Operation
1977 - 1979
. Chevrolet Nodular Iron Foundry
Interests and Volunteer Work
. Family activities with my wife, children and grandchildren.
. Home improvement projects.