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Manager Quality

Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
May 25, 2018

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Stuart J. England

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Chesterfield, Richmond

VA 23838

Te: 804-***-****


A driven, analytical, astute and business savvy Plant/Quality Manager, originally trained as a Toolmaker, climbed to Plant Manager in 2010. Extensive Operations, Quality, Engineering, Lean, Project, Technical and Budgetary advanced experience in a wide cross section of industries, supplying primarily to the Automotive Industry, US/European Governments, Aviation and Consumer industries.

Strong ability to drive change, strategically (SD) or tactically in fast paced or low volume manufacturing environments. Dealt directly with GM, VW, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Rover (BMW), Delphi, Visteon, NWS, etc., Europe, Mexico and the US. A superior communicator/organizer with ability to engage employees in clear, actionable objectives, elevating business performance and customer/supplier responsiveness.

Am bi-lingual Spanish and have dual Citizenship, US and Great Britain.

(Please also check the recommendations left for me on my LinkedIn profile)


• 4yr Bachelors Degree in general & mechanical engineering. 1980-1984

• Five Year Tool-Maker/Instrument Maker's Apprenticeship with the Royal Aircraft Establishment

(D.R.A.) Farnborough, England.

• Green Belt Lean Six Sigma Certified in an Operations Excellence environment– Regal Beloit, USA 2011 and Nov 2014

• ONC & HNC (Ordinary & Higher National Certificate) –Math, English Language, Design & Technology. Thomlinscote School.

• Six Sigma Green belt Certified 2008 and 2014

•Work/Value Stream Process Mapping Certs. – Siemens 2005 and Regal 2014

•OSHA Aware. Audit programs, CAs and training in Manufacturing OSHA Regulations.

• Quality Audits for Improved performance – ASQ 3.3 CEUs

• Languages: Spanish - intermediate spoken

• Certified Quality Manager with ASQ - 2005


TS16949, ISO9000-2008, QS9000, Q1, PPMs, SQA, Layered Process Auditing/Trainer, ISO Auditing/Trainer, Lean, KANBAN, KAIZEN, APQP/Project Mgt., SPC, S, D & P-FMEA’s, PPAPs, DOE/Tagucci, Poky-Yoke, Mini Tab/JMP9, ISO/QS/TS Auditor, HET, TQM, VDA (German Mfg System), 5S, 8D/5 Phase/7Step CARs, SCARs etc ISO14001, Cost Of Quality, BPR, JIT, FIFO processes, CMM, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma Green Belt methodologies.

A mentor/trainer for: Lean, SPC, D&P-FMEA’s, APQP, PPAP processes


Qubica AMF June 2017- present

Quality Manager

Qubica needed a hands on Manager to put the department and business Quality Systems in order. In the short time I have been here, I have initiated:

a fully comprehensive Supplier Development program

an indentured LPA process.

Initiated external/internal 8d methodology

Initiated the PPAP process

There was no calibration process now it controls fully, all manufacturing, engineering and quality gauges.

BGB Technology May 2016 – June 2017

Quality, Environmental and Safety Manager…Promoted to Operations Mgr

An ISO9001 & recently 14000 2015 certified design and manufacturing company supplying to mainly Wind Turbine and other renewable energy manufacturers, precision assemblies, accessories and aquaculture products, architectural lighting and precision joystick technology and associated products.

Responsible for establishing processes that assure the Quality of our products to our customers, safely, utilizing the 'Visual Workplace', LSS and CI Initiatives.

I oversee the continuous development and maintenance of the Quality and Environment Management Systems to ISO9000 /14000 2015.

Oversee and maintain requirements for VOSHA compliance.

Facilitate the Management Reviews and give direct input into the evaluation, instigation, review and processing of the quality, environmental and VOSHA policies and procedures.

Includes regular auditing of the department systems and the updating of the Quality Assurance & Environmental, & VOSHA Procedures Manual as and when required,

New employee Induction train and ongoing internal training in Safety, Quality and Environmental expectations, to ensure continued compliance with the applicable local and federal Health & Safety Legislation.

Liaising with Customers and Suppliers in relation to new projects, supplier evaluations, and any quality or environmental concerns or complaints.

Put in LPA process.

Carlisle Brake & Friction March 2015 – April 2016

Quality Manager

Responsible for a dedicated team that supports and assures our TS16949 standard and manufactured product, utilizing the 'Visual Workplace' and lean 6 Sigma methodologies.

A change agent in continually improving the processes and products as received by our Customers.

In the short period here, have halved the monthly % scrap by:

Initiating daily Gemba Walks against the ‘tired’ SQCD boards,

Initiating Patrol Audits,

defining department responsibilities.

driving a ‘0’ tolerance for diverting away from Standard Work,

setting clear expectations across the three shifts through all employee meetings and Gemba Walks.

In January 2015, the TS16949 Certificate was suspended due to Major Non-conformities found. Between April and August, I project managed the corrective actions. At end of July, the 3rd party auditor returned for a 3 day audit and found ‘0’ nonconformities.

Company closure forced me to move.

Regal Beloit July 2010 – March 2015 Regional Quality Manager

Responsible for mentoring all activities to continually improve the systems, process

efficiencies and quality of the finished product at six plants in the Juarez, Mx area.

Responsible for all conventional and advanced Quality Management functions and activities.

Initiated documented Patrol Audits that monitored the processes for key compliance and fed back to the operators, supervisors and Gemba boards.

Trained in ‘Operational Excellence’ methodologies driven by our Corporate to Plant SD Matrix.

Initiated scrap data collection and daily/weekly/monthly analysis process that drove JTDs, Kaisen and LSS events.

Drove the disciplines around Gemba Walks. Timely, data driven, reacting on the data, questioning due dates and old date on the Countermeasures etc…

Coordinated successful effort of Process Certification.

Achieved their first ISO9000 accreditation with no findings or observations, Nov 2010.

Facilitated the drive to increased accountability of the long and short tenured operators, auditors and other employees.

Drove change through CI activities, collaboration with other Managers, the Gemba process, Root cause and corrective/preventative action activities using LSS DMAIC and PCSAM methodologies.

Changed dept. name from QC to QA and reduced headcount by 11, by increasing skill by training and attrition.

Initiated, monitored and coordinated Layered Process Audits throughout the business.

Mentored Value Stream Mapping events, and coordinated actions from the bursts.

Policy Deployment through Strategic Planning (Danaher System) (EHSS, Speed, Cost, Quality)

Leadership/Team building

Managed metrics to weekly and monthly scorecard.

Benchmark with sister company’s customers, vendors and initiated best practices in conjunction with management teams at the plant.

Approx. 25% travel.

Company initiated closure of the Springfield facility, moving operations to Reynosa, Mexico.

Fortis Plastics (Monomoy Group of Companies) March 2009 – July 2010

Plant Mgr. (185 Employees)

Through driving accountability with staff and employees, have turned round the site to having record EBITDA in the year I was at the helm. (See recommendations below)

Driving quality and lean initiatives to reduce our scrap and cycle times. Responsible to the board, employees and our customers for all plant functions.

Responsible for all Quality functions

Directed ISO9000 achievement

Drove change through CI activities, Root cause and corrective/preventative action activities.

Managed to daily scorecard.

Measured performance to monthly Hoshin goals.

Managed direct and indirect habits, disciplines and expectations.

Mentor all RC and CA activities to ensure PPMs are continuously reduced.

Drive new operator training measuring competencies and provide advanced training at higher engineering levels.

Both Internal and External PPMs have been on a continual decline for the past 6 months.

Many other initiatives accomplished, moving the teams forward at an aggressive pace.

I left the company as it closed its doors due to customers moving to Mexico.

Therma Tru Corp (Fortune 500 company/Americas Largest Door Manufacturer) Jan 2008 – March 2009

Quality Manager (Company closed its doors 3/24/09) (1800 Employees)

Responsible to Customers and Corporate for continued growth through quality improvements.

Reduced External PPMs from 24,500 to 6,500 in one year through Kaizen and 6S projects coordination, utilizing quality and lean principles, department strengthening and education.

Internal PPMs went from 67,000 to 43,000 in 4 months and were sustained.

Initiated detailed training program. Matrix, procedures, training badges,

Maintained system audits.

All conventional Quality Management functions.

Maintain ISO9000 system.

Therma Tru consolidate operations into their Butler Indiana facility where a Quality Manager already existed.

Pace Industries – A Leggett & Platt Co. (Large Aluminum Die Casters) May 2006 – Dec. 2007

Quality Manager (260 Employees)

Completed Gap Analysis for ISO/TS and took them through TS16949.

Drove the changes necessary for TS16949 and increased profitability through scrap reduction, right first time, employee empowerment and a structured approach to formal training to facilitate educated Kaizen events at floor level. These events improved productivity through implementing Lean principles and further individual and group training

Modified and streamlined the system and process audits.

Was responsible for 23 direct reports in a 24/7/365 environment.

Develop and manage departmental budget.

Successfully compiled CapEx case for new $180,000 CMM, and QA lab mods.

Pace was sold to a private equity and equipment was being sold.

Siemens Energy & Automation (Metal Stampings and Plastic Injection Molding Aug. 2004 - April 2006

Quality Manager - El Paso, TX (120 Employees)

Responsible for perpetuating change through Kaizen and Six Sigma projects.

Recommend/determine organizational structures and supervisory relationships for own segment of company.

Saved $40k in wages when introduced new manufacturing digital part scanner and QC patrol method.

Troubleshoot and resolves complex problems, requiring 8D resolutions, DOEs, FMEAs, Capabilities etc…

Ensure manufacturing quality standards are maintained through relentless persuasion and persistence of the quality and manufacturing employees, utilizing weekly PLM/APQP and PPAP reviews.

Manage the Corrective and Preventative activities (Customer Concerns and Internal Deviation CAs, which are weekly events, ensuring repeats are eliminated and through real FMEA reviews, CAs cross-fertilize through the manufacturing process,

Develop and manage departmental budget.

Work with the Siemens Corporate Quality team and the Siemens TOP+ initiative team, to standardize and improve upon QA processes throughout this deviation.

Responsible to oversee the ISO program as the ISO management representative.

Continuously enhance policies, procedures, methods and identifying the necessary resource justification.

Responsible for full QA cover through 3 shifts.

Manage the department in all aspects of an advanced quality system that complies with QS9000/TS16949 and act as the representative for the 3rd party auditors.

Manager the RMA/RGA process agreeing on liability for each case.

Define and document work flows, jobs, and reporting structures to improve information effectiveness.

Reduced customer concerns from 93 to 5 in from Nov 2004 to Mar 05.

Managed Kaizen activity on 4 projects in 6 months.

Managed the quality implementation on 2 new product line start-ups with sales of $13M/year

Lockheed Martin – Sippican (Electronic Equipment for US Government and Automotive) 2000- 2004

Quality Manager - Juarez, Mexico (230 Employees)

Responsible for all aspects of Quality for the plant - quality awareness, quality improvements, maintenance of ISO Audit system and ISO accreditation retention, new projects management, training.

Managed 18 skilled staff from receiving inspection and final product quality reviews to Internal Auditors and Calibration engineers reporting with the board on a monthly basis.

Responsible for the QS/ISO9000-2000 accreditation and maintenance utilizing the internal/external scheduled audit system.

Ensure key supplier quality measures are effective, broadcasted and consistently pressure vendors to ever decrease their PPMs.

Responsible for new product introduction APQP quality and changed product manufacture, es and environmental testing and subsequent client submission.

Introduced SPC, used to predict break-downs and piece part problems.

Implemented many poke yoke devices and methods throughout the business.

Implemented proactive maintenance system, access data-base used to determine times between breakdowns.

Re-organized the document system to electronic so that ECNs, drawings and procedures all hyperlink to a master secure electronic vault, viewable electronically here and at all other plants.

Due to needing my US residency I could not cross into Mexico and back daily, one of the requirements is that you remain in the US so after 3 months I left Lockheed Martine.

Goodman's Loudspeakers Automotive Inc. (Automotive Speaker design & manuf.) 1997 - 2000

Group Quality Manager, Havant, Hampshire, England (2600 Employees)

Plant Manager for start-up facility in Reynosa, Mexico


Responsibilities for all three plants operations (UK, Hungary and Mexico), all working under QS9000 + each of our customers specific ‘add-ons’. Familiarity with all production, piece parts and quality system documentation requirements and methods.

Responsible for customer PPAP submissions, supplier PPAP coordination and project managing the multi-departmental APQP activities for a range of customers and suppliers for new and changing products.

Initiated the 6 month long gap analysis for TS16949 at the UK plant and project managed the corrective actions necessary to achieve TS16949 accreditation of which we received in Jan 2002

Orientated multi-disciplined teams to ensure goals were being achieved in the business. These reviews addressed Six Sigma and lean projects such as Scrap reduction, Process Error reductions and efficiency improvements.

With assistance from Ford trainers, I led a number of lean initiatives to change a straight flow line production to a U shaped Lean Cell, multi-training/tasking operators, poky-yokes in the processes through jigs and fixturing, Kanbans for componentry, the Kanban boxes were bar-coded to act as a virtual PO for the vendors. This gave us the ability to schedule output that was dependent on manning, not conveyer speed.

Trained engineers on S, D & P-FMEAS, D, P and S Critical characteristics, SPC, Gauge R & R (MSAs), Control Plans and TOPS 8D activities.

Responsible for 36 direct reports in quality, 3 receiving inspectors, 27 Quality Technicians, 2 document controllers, a Calibration Engineer an environmental test engineer and two process/system auditors.

Responsible for internal and external audits and follow-up actions.

Managed projects swiftly in a very fast paced business, ensuring budgets were being adhered to whilst never faulting the schedule.

Globally conducted new supplier feasibility studies and APQPs/CMP reviews, spelling out the PPAP requirements for new or changed products and scoring them against QS9000 or ISO9000.

Managed the Supplier Development program to QS9000’s QSA process, developing key/high buy vendors to achieve greater scorecard results.

Responsible for sourcing a start-up shelter site and a new building for our Maquilla facility in Reynosa, Mexico, of which I needed to source and audit 30+ potential suppliers for the site

Goodmans closed in 2000

DURA AUTOMOTIVE (Automotive Engine Components) 1994-1997

Quality Assurance Manager ( 930 Employees)

Initiated the 6 month long gap analysis for TS16949 and implemented all of the corrective actions necessary to achieve TS16949 accreditation .

Initiated and followed through the successful accreditation of QS9000.

Maintained the very busy Quality department, carefully balancing Quality Engineers priorities in line with the company’s and customer’s every changing requirements. APQP reviews, Kaizen activities, etc.

Worked closely with high risk, problematic suppliers and customer grievances.

Represented the company on many national and international activities.

EUROSIL, Alton, Hants (Automotive UPVC and natural Rubber Products) 1991-1994

Quality Manager/Special Projects Manager (290 Employees)

Approved to BS EN ISO9002 - March 1993, QS9000, CAA, FAA, VW (VDA+Process and Product), Rover RG2000, IBC, Nissan, Vauxhall G.M., B.A., AQAP 4, B.R, etc.

Took the company through BSI Accreditation whilst ensuring customers expectations were met and budgets were maintained.

Managed Project meetings that were held weekly on about 3 or four new product lines and sometimes even daily when milestone became critical.

Piloted APQP, FMEA and SPC schemes at both manufacturing sites.

Typical projects here included T.Q.M., KANBAN, T.O.P.S, Eight Disciple team corrective action, Kaizen, etc.

Acted as company's representative for our Customers, Auditors, our Supplier Auditor and all our major customer's S.Q.A representatives.

Created the companies Quality Manual, Departmental Procedures and Works Instructions.

Undertook systematic auditing programs to maintain accuracy, simplicity and functionality.

Compiled monthly Quality Management Analysis reports for the board of directors. These include Quality Cost Analysis by manufacturing area, Customer Concerns and actions taken, Supplier reports, Internal Defects Analysis by manufacturing area etc.

ROBERT BIONS LTD. Reading, Berks (Perforated Mesh for Medical and Automotive) 1988-1991

Quality Manager (85 Employees)

Approved to ISO9000, QS9000, BS 5750 Prt. 2, Panasonic, Rover Group RG2000, SONY, IBM, FORD Q1, etc.

Responsible for total product and services quality and to ensure the conformance, through S.Q.A. visits, of all bought in goods or services.

Created the Quality Manual, Departmental Procedures and Works Instructions, in accordance with ISO9000 & BS5750.

Complied with clean room standards for assemble and packaging, measuring particle sizes etc.

Initiated T.Q.M, (Total Quality Management) from the top down.

Initiated statistical process controls on the shop floor, (both attributes and dimensional) and Total Control methods giving reported evidence of major company variables, which were analyzed by myself and circulated to all departmental heads. These included Cost and types of defect analysis, Customer/Supplier concerns analysis, Warranty returns analysis etc. To fault diagnose and organize for the rectification of tooling with toolmakers.

Responsible for three inspectors and one permanent Patrol Auditor.

TRATT PLASTICS LTD (Plastic Injection Molding for Automotive) 1985-1988

Sr. Quality Engineer/Quality Manager (190 Employees)

Approved to FORD Q1, QS9000, BS 5750,1 Rover RG2000, Nissan, Vauxhall G.M., B.A., etc.

Responsible to the board for the continued compliance and improvement of the companies Quality system and its products, over three sites, utilizing the revolutionary Fords Q-Pack software System.

Reorganized the tool, jig, gauge storage, laboratory equipment and location systems in preparation for the relocation of the companies three plants to South Wales.

Coordinated the transfer of tools and machines to minimize down time.

Designed the mold shop and quality department layout.

Undertook the Co-ordinate measuring machine course with MITITOYO.

Initiated the re-sampling of all products to Fords due to the change in manufacturing location.

Responsible for 18 direct reports across the original 3 sites.

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHEMENT (Tool Maker/Instrument Maker’s apprenticeship 1980-1985

Tool Maker and Tool room Lead, A Ministry of Defense Establishment

This traditional apprenticeship was preparation for the role of a skilled engineering craftsman. During this period, I acquired the advanced technical training and skills in milling, turning, grinding, fitting, sheet metal work, inspection and non-destructive testing techniques, as well as simple electrical wiring and fault diagnosis.


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Quality Manager

Regal Beloit

John GrayClick to drag this recommendation

Director of Quality at Regal Beloit Corp

Stuart is a highly trained and experienced professional. His technical expertise in the UK's aerospace industry is an excellent foundation for a Quality professional. Stuart possesses the entire set of skills of an effective manager and proved himself to always be proficient and successful with all projects to which he was assigned. I have the highest regard for Stuart and would recommend him for any managerial position for which he is qualified.

June 5, 2012, John managed Stuart at Regal Beloit

Brian RandallClick to drag this recommendation

Manufacturing Director, C & I Large Motors and Generators at Regal Beloit

I have had the pleasure to work with Stuart; he has a passion for quality and driving continuous improvement and operational excellence. His strong understanding of manufacturing, along with process control knowledge, extensive quality assurance experience, Lean Six Sigma and high Emotional Intelligence (EI) is whats at the core of this strong leader.

May 9, 2015, Brian managed Stuart at Regal Beloit

Matt NewmanClick to drag this recommendation

Director of Operational Excellence MBA MGM

'Ridiculously Meticulous' with a great sense of humor and use of candor to "get things done.' I had the great opportunity to work side-by-side Stuart as he implemented systems and poka-yokes that drove 0 external PPM for more than 12 consecutive months in a 300,000+ sqft manufacturing facility. Hire this guy - and Don't let him go.

May 29, 2015, Matt managed Stuart indirectly at Regal Beloit

Plant Manager

Fortis Plastics

Sam StoneClick to drag this recommendation

Financial Controller at International Automotive Components

Stuart was promoted from Quality Manager to Plant Manger while I was the Plant Controller. He was great to work with and worked almost around the clock to increase production and sales volume. Fortis had record sales and EBITDA during his leadership.

February 9, 2011, Sam reported to Stuart at Fortis Plastics

John ClarkeClick to drag this recommendation

at Therma-tru Corp

Stuart has a strong analytical approach to quality and in a short time was able to develop the foundation of a Quality Management System at the Roland Plant. he developed a strong working relationship with plant personnel and has a hands on approach. During the past year he reorganized the quality function and built a strong and capable team that delivered positive results. I would be happy to recommend Stuart for position in Quality Management.

John managed Stuart indirectly at Therma-tru Corp

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