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 AS9100 standards issued in 2015 & 2016.
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.
The principal at Valencia Circuitworks, Mark DeSantis, is a well-respected and successful design engineer serving the Aerospace & Defense markets. Golden West Technology has worked together with Mark and Valencia Circuitworks for 10 years now and we are very excited to be pursuing a much closer relationship in the near term future. We serve similar markets and customers so by working closer together we can help to provide our customers with better quality and more focused manufacturability oriented solutions going forward. If you require a professional to help with your PCBA design needs GWT can confidently recommend Mark DeSantis of Valencia Circuitworks as someone to definitely talk to.