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Quality Engineer

North Canton, Ohio, 44720, United States
February 12, 2019

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Gerald (“Gerry”) J. Pedoto, CQA, CQE, MBA

**** ****** ****** **, ***** Canton, OH 44720

H: 330-***-**** C: 330-***-****

Career Summary

Quality Engineer with 20+ years of experience in lean manufacturing environment, focused on driving operational excellence through effective leadership and continuous improvement initiatives. Demonstrated success in training global associates, internal/external auditing, and compliance.

Engineering Internal/External Audits Risk Management Quality Assurance (QA)

Data Analysis Vendor Management ISO Certification Supervision/Staff Management

Training and Development Leadership Operations Management Quality Reporting

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Compliance (ISO/TS/IATF) Kaizen Lean Practices

Strategic Problem Solving Calibration Program Plant Management

Top five strengths as evaluated by Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0:

Deliberative Consistency Learner Responsibility Harmony

Professional Experience

Senior Quality Engineer February 2017 – July 2018

Shiloh Industries Valley City, OH

Revived and updated dormant quality system, assuring that product and processes were in compliance with ISO/TS

Spearheaded Best in Class Quality initiative, resulting in compliance with GM requirement

Served as Quality Manager during leaves of absence

Quality Engineer, Supervisor, Reliability Engineer July 2015 – September 2016

ParkOhio Products, Inc. Cleveland, OH

Supervised 16 total union auditors and inspectors across three shifts, driving accountability

Increased auditor performance 5% by leveraging performance metrics

Improved lighting to two inspection stations, monitoring changing priorities for parts needed for shipment to guide employee workloads

Supplier Quality Engineer and Supervisor Receiving Inspection January 2014 – November 2014

A.R.E. Accessories, LLC Massillon, OH

Led Purchasing, Engineering, and Suppliers to resolve defective product issues; encouraged suppliers to be more proactive in quality efforts

Oversaw 120 raw material suppliers for three manufacturing plants

Supervised Receiving Inspector and his back-up employee

Managed company-wide calibration program across all three plants

Reduced product assembly defects 11% by tracking/revising supplied part in collaboration with supplier, engineering, and manufacturing

Inspection and Test Supervisor/Quality Engineer July 2013 – January 2014

Survitec Group Sharon Center, OH

Maintained compliance with U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy regulations and with European Marine Equipment Directive (MED)

Obtained government approval to ship $2M of product to Department of Defense (DOD), 32 pages of documentation for each item, and 200 items shipped each month

Directed calibration program for one half of the plant; supervised five testers and two inspectors

Quality, Support, and Customer Service June 2009 – June 2013

Part-time roles Northeast Ohio

Served in diverse industries including corporate security, quality assurance, and driver instruction

Additional Experience

Supplier Quality Specialist and Principal Supplier Quality Analyst (13 years)

Timken (global Fortune 1000 manufacturer) Canton, OH

Analyzed spend and Discrepant Material Report (DMR) data to create audit schedule

Audited five categories of suppliers, including direct and indirect material, service and warehouse, and related products

Trained two new associates annually to Supplier Quality procedures and work instructions

Recognized as core team member for resourcing, auditing, and analyzing best fit vendors

Served as Global Coordinator for risk management and audit system

Directly supported Supplier Quality associate in Japan

Recognized as Purchasing department’s Sarbanes Oxley specialist

Orchestrated two QS9000 projects; achieved registration to QS9000

Served as QS9000 coordinator for corporate purchasing

Performed internal audits to maintain compliance to ISO9000 and QS9000 standards

Served as Co-chair of Diversity Communication Team


Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) The University of Akron

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Business Administration Bowling Green State University


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training to commence January 2019

Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Lead Auditor Excel Partnership and Stat-A-Matrix

Instructor Basic Quality Control and Statistical Process Control ASQ and Stark State College

Professional Affiliations

Regional Director Region 8 (11 sections) ASQ 7 years

Chair Akron-Canton section 0810 ASQ three different program years

Men’s National Leadership Honorary Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) 20+ years

National Business Scholastic Honorary Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) 20+ years

Military Experience

United States Army Secret clearance Honorable Discharge 6 years

oCommendation Medal for Meritorious Service

Community Involvement

Volunteer Blue Star Mothers Chapter 2 North Canton, OH 2009 – 2012

Volunteer USO Packing Facility North Canton, OH 2009 – 2012

Voting Location Manager (VLM) Stark County Board of Elections Canton, OH 2016

oManaged polling location with two precincts and 11 poll workers

Gerry Pedoto, CQA, CQE, MBA

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