Ed McFayden – Consultant, Quality Systems, Lean Six Sigma, Auditing

Ed has over 20 years of manufacturing experience in the automotive industry and 8 years in R&D. His areas of expertise include Lean Six Sigma, Automotive Core Tools as well as 8D problem solving methodology. He has held key leadership and management positions including Project Manager, Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, Safety Chairman, Operations Manager and Corporate Quality Manager.

Along with his manufacturing and R&D experience, Ed is a U.S. ARMY/Reserve veteran with over 18 years of direct experience in project management, leading, managing and training large numbers of personnel as well as managing multiple projects. While serving as an Engineer Officer his assignments included Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Company Commander, Brigade Engineer and Officer Candidate School Instructor/Trainer. He also received extensive training in Leadership, Operations, Project Management and Strategic Planning.

Throughout his quality career he has headed up planning, development and implementation of ISO9001, ISO14001, QS9000, TS16949, IATF16949, and VDA Quality Management Systems for single and multi-facility organizations. As a consultant for QSG, Ed has conducted QMS gap analysis and QMS audits, has implemented APQP processes, provided training of Lean Manufacturing concepts, MSA, AS9145 and AS9102, provided planning, documentation, and guidance to clients for successful implementation of and transition to ISO9001:2015.

Ed is an Exemplar Global Certified ISO9001:2015/IATF16949:2016 and Certified AS9100D:2016 Lead Auditor, ASQ Quality Auditor and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Ed holds the recognition of Quality Practitioner from the Chartered Quality Institute of London.

Ed holds an A.S. in Business Management from Northern Essex Community College, Certificates in Leadership and Management as well as Human Resources Management from the University of New Hampshire and is a graduate of the U.S. ARMY Engineer School. Ed is currently working on a B.S. in Quality Systems Management from New England College of Business.

Certificates
IATF 16949-2016 Lead Auditor

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