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Manager Quality

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
April 09, 2018

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Ronald J. Olchovy

**** *****

Cleveland, Ohio ***27

Phone: 216-***-****, 216-***-****, Alt, 216-***-****,



Dynamic Individual with an extensive, diverse Quality background. Able to apply Quality Systems to a variety of industries and possess the capabilities to implement and assure compliance to applicable Standards. Extensive Statistical background. Extensive audit experience (Registrars, Third Party, and Internal). Excellent communication skills and teaching abilities.


QAI Laboratories

Eastern United States

May 2016 - Present

Auditing Consultant

Conduct on-site, third Party Audits to assure compliance to industry specific Standards. All audits conducted on ISO 9000 guidelines. Industries audited included concrete manufactures, roofing materials, elevators, food processing equipment, testing equipment, 3rd tier automotive, etc. Heavy emphasis on Customer Complaints and Resolutions, Corrective Actions and Packaging. All Corrective Actions issued as a results of the Audits are for discrepancies with the governing statutes (ISO, ANSI, FDA, ESR, etc.). Follow up audits as required.


Cleveland, Ohio

August 2014 – April 2016

Quality Manager

Direction of all Quality Functions for five HTG divisions, HTG Brazing & Metal Treatment, HTG Brite Brazing, HTG Thermal Treatment Center, HTG Commercial Induction, & HTG Production Prototype Lab. Primary responsibilities are: To implement a uniform Quality System amongst five diverse plants and maintain Nadcap and ISO Registrations. To update all SOP’s and conduct training. Conduct internal audits and host customer audits. Modify all three divisions to meet Aerospace criteria. Have outdated equipment replaced, refurbished and calibrated. Conduct Corrective Actions & Root Cause analysis. Be the Customer’s Liaison in all areas affecting customer satisfaction.

Note: Since coming to HTG, I have gone through 4 Nadcap Audits, 7 ISO 9001 Audits, 2 Audits conducts by Toyota & Mitsubishi to TS-16949 & AC 7004 requirements & 4 Independent Customer Audits with no major or minor findings on any. Brite Brazing is no on “Merit” status with PRI (Nadcap – National Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) during my tenure with them.

Fastener Technology

Akron, Ohio

January 2014 – March 2014 (Contract Position)

Quality Manager

Direction of all Quality Functions for an ISO9000 certified Fastener Distributor. Primary responsibilities included readying the company for a re-certification audit, getting rid of non-conforming product, re-writing the Level 1,2,3,4 documents to reflect current procedures, train internal auditors, put a comprehensive in-coming inspection program on-line, fix and have calibrated such items as the salt spray, optical comparator, and the Rockwell Hardness Tester, consolidate all measuring equipment to note locations and dates of calibration.

Wodin, Inc.

Bedford Heights, Ohio

March 2012 – March 2013 (Contract Position)

Quality Manager

Direction of all Quality Function for an AS9100 certified Foundry/ Machining facility. Direct supervision of Engineering and Inspection staff. Conduct Internal Audits and Management Review meetings. Initial primary responsibilities designated as preparing Wodin to go to Rev C from Rev B for AS9100, passing all upcoming all Aerospace and Nuclear Audits (accomplished). Trained the Production Manager to assume the role of QM. Designated Management Representative and the primary contact for customer Aerospace and Nuclear audits. Other responsibilities include employee training, document control, material dispositions, etc.

Stillwater Industries.

Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio

July 2008 – March 2011

Operations Manager - Stillwater Wood Crafters

Direction of all design, manufacturing, marketing, sales and Quality functions for the woodworking division. Major duties consisted of building procurement and activity coordination for a move to the new facility. Daily requirements included the addressing of issues on sales, ramping up production, accounting and purchasing, locating qualified contractual help and product manufacturing as needed.

Operations Manager / Equipment Purchasing Agent - Stillwater Construction

Directed the buying, selling, and maintenance of company owned heavy equipment. Negotiated and placed job bids, billing and collection, job “anomalies” (issues with local governments, customer changes, overruns, etc.) Orchestrated, solicited and completed the sale of the business making the owner a bona-fide millionaire while assuring current employees retained their positions.

NSL Analytical, Inc.

Warrensville Heights, Ohio

October 2006 – December 2007

Quality Leader

Direction of all Quality functions for a full service, materials testing laboratory. Major duties consisted of addressing customer complaints and concerns, conducting internal audits, round robin/proficiency testing programs, maintaining calibration and training programs, and achieving/maintaining the necessary certifications for being a supplier to the Aerospace and Nuclear industries. These include ISO/IEC 17025, Nadcap, GE S-400, NIAC, Snecma, Pratt & Whitney, Lincoln Electric, Alcoa, and Praxair. Other duties were updating the Quality Manual, chairing the Safety Committee, and conducting Management Reviews, statistical work ups for customers, validation of instrumentation, maintenance of the document control system, and the direction and resolution of Corrective / Preventative Actions.


Maple Heights, Ohio

September 2003 – June 2006

Business Manager

Overseeing of operations management for an automotive repair company. Engaged in the business end of the operation, managing the accounting functions and inventory, etc. The company was started by a group of friends that liked working on cars. The company crashed and burned.


Bedford, Ohio

February 2001 – August 2003

Quality Analyst

Statistical Analysis an Statistical Analysis and processing recommendations based on production input. Structure DOE’s for both Engineering and

Research & Development. Follow up included interpretation of the results and recommendations based on them.

Conduct SPC and MINITAB Training. Responsibilities included, Internal Audits, Implementation of online SPC,

Control Plans, FMEAs, Flow Charts and Production / Inspection data analysis. Wrote Work Instructions for conformance to ISO Standards. Assumed the responsibilities of the Quality Manager / Management Representative as required.


Grand River, Ohio

December 1998 to February 2001

Quality Manager

Oversee all aspects of the Quality function for a “Tier 2” automotive supplier. Designated the “Management Representative” for the QS 9000 Registrar. Responsibilities included; Customer Complaint Analysis, Analysis of Product Trends, Defect Reduction through Statistical Methods, PPAP preparations, PPM analysis, Vendor Evaluations, and any and all Continuous Improvement Activities (Management Review, SPC Training, Preventative Actions, etc.). Functioned as “Lead Auditor for Internal Audits and assisted Vendors with ISO 9000 Certification. Composed training curriculums and matrixes, conducted or oversaw all Safety and Environmental training. Chairperson for the Safety Committee. Achieved Certification for RAB Certified QS 9000 Lead Auditor and Six Sigma Green Belt. Assured the Grand River was the first Teleflex Division to achieve certification to the TS-16949 Standard.

Sheffield Bronze Paint Corporation

Cleveland, Ohio

October 1993 to December 1998

Technical Director

Complete control over all aspects of liquid and aerosol coatings manufacturing. Responsibilities included: Research & Development

Quality Assurance, production scheduling, color matching and environmental and safety programs. Assumed the duties of the

Purchasing Agent, Technical Service Representative, and Operations Manager as required.


Bedford, Ohio

November 1988 to October 1993

Quality Manager

Responsible for final quality of all finished goods as well as training of department personnel

(Color matching, formulation, SPC, etc.). Oversaw and directed the Pilot Plant Operation.

Conducted and assisted in Quality Audit Programs (both self-audits and raw material suppliers in accordance with GM’s “Targets for Excellence”).



Office Skills Certification (1 Year Program – Completed 2005)

Office Management Certification Program (2 Year Program – Completed 2006)


Degree Attained: Associate in Applied Chemistry


Introduction to QS 9000

Lead Auditor Training with Specifics for QS 9000

Design of Experiment using Minitab Introduction to ISO / TS 16949

Introduction to ISO 14001

Green Belt Training for Six Sigma

PPAP Preparation, 3rd Edition

Minitab Statistical Software Training

Quantum SPC QA/DC Software

Certified Quality Technician through ASQ

Certified Reading Tutor by ProLiteracy Certified Reading Instructor by Steck-Vaughn

America Metal Hardness Testing by MTI

AS9100:2016 & ISO 9001:2015 Major Pyrometry in Heat treating by SAE International

Revisions by SAE International Root Cause Analysis by SAE International


Furnished upon request.

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