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Michael P. Haessly

Six Sigma Black Belt, CQM, CQE, CQA, CRE, CSQE

Development and Deployment / Regulatory Experience / Product Development and Implementation / Certified Quality Professional

Operations Experience: P/L, sales forecast, and production planning and scheduling experience. Experienced in continuous improvement for both manufacturing and transactional processes.  Experienced in implementing Lean initiatives into high speed and manual assembly operations as well as batch processes in the automotive, medical device and consumer industries.

Project Management: Experience in managing development and improvement programs on both products and processes.  Experienced in stage gate methodologies.  Have developed and implemented a project prioritization methodology to identify both viable and non-viable product and projects.

Quality Systems: Leader in developing and deploying ISO 9001 certified quality systems from ground zero.  Experienced in the transitioning quality systems from ISO 9000 to ISO 13485 as well as integrating multiple plant systems into an overall corporate system. Responsible for supplier performance and customer satisfaction improvement.

Product Development and Implementation: Cradle to grave experience in bringing new products from inception to full production implementation. I have lead cross functional development teams on multi-million dollar development programs meeting both time and budgetary constraints. Designed and put into full production over 16 products.  Handled all stages of production implementation including inception, prototype development, tooling and plant equipment design and installation, production ramp-up and final full-scale implementation using DFSS, DOE, VSM and FMEA tools.

Regulatory Experience: Experienced in FDA regulations, FDA audits, ISO 13485, and GMP requirements.

Certifications: Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), Certified Quality Manager (CQM), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE).

Education

BS/MS Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106


William Litvak

CQE, CQA

Certified Quality Professional

Bill is a seasoned Senior Quality Assurance and Business Professional with over 30 years of Industrial, Aerospace and Medical Device experience. Areas of expertise include New Product Development, Operations, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Lean Enterprise, Six Sigma, Problem Prevention and Continuous Improvement. Bill is an active member of American Society for Quality (ASQ) and is a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and Certified Quality Auditor (CQA). Bill graduated from Reedley College specializing in Aerospace Technology and holds a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for aircraft propulsion systems and aircraft structural, hydraulic, electrical, and avionics systems. 

Bill brings a practical, proven approach to Quality and Business System improvements through his extensive background in various industries. This “hands-on” experience promotes a streamlined cost effective approach to Quality and Business systems which is focused on the continuous financial improvement of an organization.


Michael W. Raftery

CQE

Strategic Planning, Execution and Meeting Rhythm / System and Process Planning, Improvement, and Management / Lean Training and Installation / Graphic Facilitation /

Certified Quality Professional

Michael has extensive leadership experience with guiding small and mid-sized companies in developing, implementing and executing formal, disciplined strategic planning. He uses proven methods and processes that focus on growing your company through leadership, teamwork and solid execution. As Quality Manager and Director of Quality and Strategic Planning, Mike has successfully installed and sustained ISO 9001-based quality management systems, business improvement practices and supplier management processes.  He has lead successful corporate initiatives to install and execute lean programs involving manufacturing, office and support processes. An experienced graphic facilitator, Mike utilizes this interactive style of leading groups using imagery and displays to visualize their future business systems and processes.

 

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