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Quality Engineer Manager

College Grove, TN
April 30, 2020

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Chris Card


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College Grove, TN 37046


Allison Transmission, Inc. dba Walker Die Casting, Lewisburg, TN 9/2019 to present

Quality Manager (see below)

Walker Die Casting, Inc., Lewisburg, TN ($173M) 3/1998 to 9/2019

I. Director of Quality Management (3/2019 to 9/2019)

Overall responsibility for the Quality function engaged in the manufacture of component parts for the automotive, truck, recreational vehicle and medical device industries; compliance with the varied requirements of these industries; direct or indirect supervision of fifty-six employees; member of the ISO 14000 Leadership Team for Environmental Management (recommended for certification 08/2019); development and support of the Value Added/Value Engineering and Lean Six Sigma programs

II. Technical Account Manager (6/2002 to 03/2019)

New account development and existing account management ($55M): sales presentation, quote preparation and contract negotiation; project management; responsible for maintenance and reporting of ISO9001/IATF16949 quality system departmental metrics; Simultaneous Engineering liaison; $15M net growth in previously established accounts; $20M additional new customer business development

III. Quality Engineer (3/1998 to 6/2002)

Quality system standards compliance: QS9000, ISO9001, TS16949; various internal and external responsibilities regarding part quality, process validation, sub-supplier and process control; trainer

Industrial Converting Company/Diversified Products, Nashville, TN ($4M) 5/1993 to 3/1998

I. Manufacturing Engineering

Product and process development (business case preparation, CAD design, properties and parameters specification); tooling and fixture design (specialty dies and assembly aids); technical contract review (feasibility and requirements analysis)

II. Quality Management

Design and implementation of company-wide Quality System to tier-one automotive and Federal government requirements: ISO9001, Q9000, QS9000, CFR

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Level 2 score Johnson Controls Corporate Quality System Audit 1994; Supplier of the Year the Woodbridge Group 1994

III. Quality Engineering

Submission documentation for product and process approval (AIAG, CFR, etc); root cause analysis and corrective action formulation (various methodologies); SPC program leader; additional responsibilities regarding product quality, process validation, sub-supplier and process control; trainer


Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC.

Degree earned: Bioscience Regulatory Affairs (MS). 3.8 cumulative GPA

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

Degree earned: Industrial Technology (BS). 3.75 cumulative GPA

State Technical Institute, Memphis, TN.

Degree earned: Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS)

Degree earned: Industrial Engineering Technology (AAS)

3.888 cumulative GPA


ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Certification #18360 (2018 – present)

ASQ Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices Professional Certification #24 (2009 - present)

RAPS US Regulatory Affairs Certified (2008 – present)

ASQ Biomedical Auditor Certification #395 (2007 – present)

ASQ Reliability Engineer Certification #04542 (1998 - 2003)

ASQ Quality Manager Certification #02654 (1997 - 2003)

ASQ Quality Engineer Certification #35271 (1996 - present)

ASQ Quality Auditor Certification #15621 (1996 - present)

SME Manufacturing Engineering Certification CMfgE #4300290 (1995 - present)


Numerous congress, exposition, conference, symposium, seminar and class offerings in the subjects of cost estimating, manufacturing processes, materials, regulatory affairs, Spanish language, metrology, quality control methodologies and quality systems. Sponsoring organizations included the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA), Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), American Society for Quality (ASQ), American Quality Institute (AQI), North American Die Casting Association (NADCA), Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), National Training Seminars Group, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services.


Member, Organizing Committee, 2018 ISO9000 World Conference, American Quality Institute

Member Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) section 43

Member Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)

Member American Society for Quality (ASQ) section 1118, Automotive, Biomedical and Healthcare divisions

ASQ Certified Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices certification examination item reviewer (2010)

Scholarship Committee Chairman Tennessee Viticultural and Oeneological Society (Present)

President Tennessee Viticultural and Oeneological Society (2013/2014, 2015/2016)

Homer Blitch Award recipient (TVOS 2015)

Former member Institutional Review Board, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville TN (2008 – 2011)

Former member Tennessee Biotechnology Association

Former member Golden Key National Honor Society, Tennessee State University

Former member Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society, State Technical Institute

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