Rand Winters offers technical and hands-on knowledge in metal processing, plastic injection molding, silicone rubber compounding, and assembly processes. He is known for imparting knowledge in an interesting and understandable way.
Rand has worked with a wide range of industries, service-based firms, and government agencies to successfully develop and maintain business management systems based on ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, and ISO 17025. His work with quality systems extends to the heat treatment industry and the automotive-specific (CQI-9, CQI-11 and CQI-12) assessment criteria.
Rand is a senior instructor with ASQ and the Metal Treating Institute. He is a developer of web-based courses and has published several quality management system books.
He is a RABQSA-accredited ISO 9001 lead auditor and an AS9100 auditor who regularly conducts third-party manufacturing and service industry registration and surveillance audits. Rand holds ASQ certification as a HACCP auditor, quality auditor (CQA) and quality engineer (CQE).
Prior to forming his company in 1989, Rand worked as a quality control manager, production manager, and plant manager for several Michigan manufacturing firms.
Rand holds a master's degree in industrial technology from Western Michigan University.