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Mark A Morris

Education

MA in Education
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

BS in Industrial Education and Metalworking
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Languages

  • English

Mark A. Morris

CQA, CQE, CRE

Education

MA in Education
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

BS in Industrial Education and Metalworking
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Languages

  • English

Professional Experience

Mark A. Morris began his career as quality professional, joining ASQC (now ASQ) in 1988, shortly after taking the position of Quality Assurance Engineer at Progressive Tool & Industries Company (PICO). Equipped with the skills from ten years working as a machinist, tool maker, and gage builder, Mark mastered the tools of continuous improvement earning recognition as an ASQ CQE, CRE, and CQA. Successful implementation of these tools led to real and tangible results, leading individual and team efforts in problem solving and problem prevention.

In 1992 Mark was promoted to a new role as Manager of Quality Planning where he built a team of six quality engineers and a technical assistant to lead the technical aspects of continuous improvement throughout the organization. As the largest tooling supplier to Ford Motor Company, Mark led the effort that resulted in the four-day training program, Dimensional Control for Quality, which was used to train more than 1,200 people in Ford body shops to standardize practices across North America. Mark was also involved in key sales presentations, demonstrating quality and continuous improvement sells.

In 1995, Mark was again promoted to the role of Director of Continuous Improvement, where he built and managed an organization of 46 people. With this team he led projects that had huge impact on the success of PICO's customers. For example, one two-week reliability study led to improvements at Chrysler's Windsor Assembly Plant, resulting in an increase in production of 22 minivans per day. Mark and his team also led the effort that resulted in ISO 9001 certification for 23 companies under a single corporate umbrella.

In 1998, Mark left PICO to pursue his passion for teaching, first with Management Resources International, Inc., and a year later with his own company, M and M Consulting, LLC, where he continues to teach and consult on the tools of continuous improvement. Mark has taught in seven countries and in 22 states in the USA.