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Golden West Technology is proud to announce a new addition to their staff, Juan Martinez. Juan has decided to join Golden West Technology as our new Quality Manager. He has been working in the medical labs and consumer electronics industries in the area of quality for approximately 15 years. GWT is fortunate to have identified a key person who has the skills and experience to lead our diverse inspection group as well as capably maintain and develop our well established Quality System centered around ISO9001 and AS9100D. We know it’s all in good hands!
GWT has done it again! We successfully navigated through a rigorous 4-day audit event with our quality partner NSF-ISR. It was particularly gratifying because it was our 20 year Anniversary of having a successful quality system in place. This year’s audit by our registrar NSF-ISR was very challenging because it was a 4-day start of the contract audit that tests all facets of the organization. At the beginning of our 20 year span, GWT saw an organic process of originating the system in home grown fashion with the help of CMTC and then adapting frequently over the two decade period. Just in the last few years, we have come full circle with a total & fresh renovation of the system to achieve a Quality Manual that is realigned closely with the newest ISO-9001 and AS91OO standards issued in 2015 & 2016.
Once again, GWT chooses to be a consistent mainstay over at the Anaheim Convention Center based MD&M Trade Show. The medical industry is one of our major targeted markets along with industrial and aerospace. GWT takes the unique approach of manning our booth with hands-on professionals like Scott Morse, Director of Sales, Mike Kutzle-Purchasing/Materials Manager, and Russell Rieth, our current President. They were enthusiastically displaying sample PCBAs and assemblies in our relatively new-look trade show booth. We were very excited to see some of our current and future Customers that were either visiting the show or exhibiting as well. Hope to see you all there again next year in February of 2020!
Golden West Technology has successfully passed its 3-day, maintenance audit with NSF-ISR; and therefore is free to continue on with what’s left of the 3 year registration term in compliance with rigorous standards…ISO-9001 and AS9100. Please go to the quality certification page for a view of the certifications that took effect on May 9, 2016 and extend through to September 14, 2018. Golden West Technology thanks NSF-ISR for their diligence and professionalism as well as GWT’s own Derek Bannon, Quality Manager, for his excellent navigation through the 3-day audit. The work doesn’t stop as GWT will be upgrading the quality system to AS9100 rev D by next year.
For a small manufacturing company of approximately 50 employees, Golden West Technology maintains an incredibly high level of accumulated service years… 870 years to be accurate. That’s roughly an average of 17 years per employee. Furthermore, about 70% of our employees have been with the company for over 10 years. We definitely see it as a company asset translating into a very high competence level and noticeable quality performance… something you the customer can tangibly benefit from with good quality products and strong, positive results.