Our Credentials - ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 & OHSAS 18000/18001
Joe Eads is an Exemplar Global certified Lead Auditor for the ISO 9001, 14001, 50001 standards. Also holds OHSA 10 and 30 hour certificates and 14 years’ experience in the OHSAS 18001 standard, ASQ-CQE and has ITAR clearance. His background in primary metals and automotive related industries gives an understanding of process planning and control. Joe has been a 3rd party lead auditor with NSF-ISR since 2001 and NQA-USA since 2007. Joe has conducted over 180 audits for a wide variety of small, medium and large organizations. He has management systems expertise across many industry sectors. These include automotive, defense, process industries, power primary metals, printing, fabricated products, die casting, electrical, foundry, machining, plastics, rubber, stamping and welding.
As the Management Representative since 1997 was responsible for Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Management with a steel service center, he directed the establishment of an integrated management system and leads new product development efforts for the steel service center. He was responsible for conducting 2nd party assessments of steel mills for system conformance and product/process capabilities to establish sourcing strategies, and energy management initiatives. His work included installation of a Combined Heat and Power system and the first Hydrogen Recycling system. Under his leadership, a Title V air permit and POTW reporting were eliminated. Previous automotive industry experience included process and quality improvement, development of environmentally responsible coating and geothermal cooling systems for manufacturing operations and alternative energy utilization for cost containment.
Independent Consultant - Since 1997, focus on organization committed to establishing improved management systems. Service include: Environmental Management System (EMS), Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS) consulting, instructor for training classes including accredited EMS Lead Auditor course, and EMS and QMS implementation assessments.
At Bosch Braking Systems (formerly Allied-Signal/Bendix) from 1979 to 1996 was responsible for high-level issue communication and resolution between Ford and eleven Bosch manufacturing plants. Efforts produced reductions in quality issues and improvement in business relationships. Quality Manager responsible for re-establishment of quality management system and quality control at Mexican plant. Resulted in Customer approval of $25 million in products by Ford and Chrysler transferred to facility. Supplier Quality Improvement responsible for supplier development of automotive suppliers including, die casting, electrical, foundry, machining, plastics, rubber, stamping, and welding. These activities included process improvements and quality system (brake shoe bonding and part painting) and alternative energy sourcing for cost containment. Developed an extensive geothermal cooling system for manufacturing operations that reduced energy and natural resource consumption. Metallurgical Engineering supervised plant laboratory, responsibly for e-coat paint line, automatic welding systems, material selection and testing.