Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Andrew Quibell entered the automotive industry in the mid 1980’s as a trainee quality engineer. He advanced through the ranks into quality management and worked in several established tier-1 companies in the UK before joining Kautex, a division of Textron, 2002 & later moving to North America. Quibell entered Textron’s Lean Black Belt program in 2006, eventually becoming a leading Lean practitioner in the business, working primarily in high volume manufacturing. His roles at Kautex Textron included VP Quality Global and Director, CI – Global.
Prior to leaving the automotive sector, Quibell sat on Textron’s Quality & Continuous Improvement Council while also working as a regional advisor within Toyota’s tier-1 supplier base organization BAMA. Currently Quibell holds status as a Chartered Member of the UK CQI, a Senior Member of the ASQ, an Incorporated Engineer within ICME, and is registered as a Principal Auditor in QMS with IRCA.
At the start of 2016 Andy joined CIMPRESS, a leader in mass customization of printed products, as their Global Head of Quality Assurance for their Vistaprint business unit.
The Seven Quality Basics
What does a comprehensive and well executed quality system look like? The Seven Quality Basics are a proven approach for delivering exceptional product quality, which has significantly reduced manufacturing defects and driven higher levels of customer satisfaction at Vistaprint. This initiative has also helped create a “culture of quality” across the workforce. The Seven Quality Basics help promote greater team member involvement in assuring quality, provides effective controls for the leading sources of waste, and delivers state of the art approaches for proactively identifying problem areas in the manufacturing process. This session should be of interest to all organizations who are serious about improving product quality regardless of the maturity of their current quality practices.