Tom McCleary, quality engineer, SVTC Technologies Inc.
Tom McCleary, an ASQ member for three years, is a quality engineer at SVTC Technologies Inc. in San Jose, CA. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business information systems and is a certified quality engineer. McCleary recently answered questions about the importance of Six Sigma and quality.
What do you think is most important in implementing a Six Sigma project?
Backing from upper management.
Why do you think Six Sigma is important?
Six Sigma provides a standard of performance and taps into a variety of powerful tools that can be used almost anywhere.
Why do you think quality is important?
Quality is what differentiates one business from another.
What’s your favorite benefit of quality?
Gaining a competitive edge over our competition.
Why did you choose to go into the quality field?
The variety of knowledge and applications was very attractive.
What’s your best advice to someone new to quality?