Posts Tagged ‘Quality’
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!
This year’s audit by our registrar NSF-ISR was particularly challenging for a number of reasons… the first one being that GWT had to comply with the latest ISO and AS91OO standard upgrades that take us to 2015 and 2016 respectively. Secondly, over the past 19 years of compliance, our original Quality Manual’s organization and configuration needed to be updated to totally match the most current standards. Not only did we pass the audit with flying colors but we also have a brand new Quality Manual that has a realigned and reformatted, fresh look that is easier to use and apply. Huge thanks to Derek Bannon, our Quality Manager, for successfully navigating us through this process.
For the last 8 years, GWT has continually taken steps to comply with Aerospace/Defense industry requirements to have ITAR procedures and protections in place to better serve our Customers. We continue to protect our Customer’s documents and be very cautious and deliberate with who we do business with because in many ways, we know the value and significance of our Customer’s technologies and designs. We thank all our Customer’s for the trust they place in us and further realize that this is almost our patriotic duty to do our job conscientiously well.