We are so happy to welcome Kenneth Willis to our team as the new Quality Systems Manager! As the founder and principle service provider of the consulting Q-Squared, Inc. Willis will be assisting the MRS Electronic, Inc. team to become ISO 9001:2015 certified, which is an international standard of quality management systems that businesses must follow in order to be compliant to customer and regulatory requirements. Once the certification is achieved, Willis will work towards system improvement along with mentoring the organization in improvement principles and tools that will support quality assurance.
Willis has a long history with quality management systems that is a perfect fit for MRS Electronic, Inc. and the technology developed here.
Throughout his career, Willis acquired extensive experience as a quality and environmental management system assessor, program developer and trainer, technology specialist, process engineer, quality manager, and plant manager both in the private and public sectors. Willis is also recognized nationally by the American Society for Quality as a Certified Auditor and by the RABQSA as a certified auditor with emphasis on automotive requirements.
In February 1992, Willis was registered as a Lead Auditor (92/05/5163) by P.E. Batalas and has participated in as well as conducted numerous workshops for automotive applications of management system standards including the process approach to organizing and auditing management systems according to IATF 16949 requirements. Since then, Willis has provided organizational development support in the areas of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949. ISO 13485, and SAE AS 9100. In addition, he has developed and taught numerous quality courses with special emphasis on helping companies achieve compliance and registration to the requirements of ISO 9001 based management system standards.
During that time, Willis taught courses at Edison and Clark State colleges, performed training and consulting services for Motorola, Navistar, GM Powertrain, Corning Glass, Robbins and Myers, AMEC/ Panasonic, Alcoa, and numerous other manufacturing companies. He has initiated and facilitated three ISO 9000 users’ groups, worked as a contracted auditor in several accredited certification assessments, and developed the concepts behind the qubeIMT system management software, the 360 Supplier Assessment Tool and the A+ Auditing Process.
We are honored to have a professional like Willis on our team assisting us to acquire the ISO 9001:2015 certification. The future never looked so exciting!