For this month’s employee spotlight, we’re excited to feature our new Quality Manager, Hari Menon! Hari brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with over 23 years with General Motors and as a former consultant with OM Group, LLC. Hari is responsible for the development of Operational Quality Systems, implementation of International Automotive Task Force, Advanced Product Quality Planning and directing the quality assurance program.
His day-to-day responsibilities include working closely with suppliers to ensure they’re able to respond to customer issues in a timely manner, developing reporting techniques for data collected internally to management and to the production floor, developing and implementing quality assurance methodologies and processes along with ensuring process capability for future programs.
A fun fact about Hari: He is the author of the book TQM in New Product Manufacturing. The book discusses how manufacturers can successfully and efficiently adjust to technological changes and touches on how both engineers and managers can systematize the adjustment process by using techniques to reduce variation, and thereby reduce cost. A great read written by a great mind!
In his spare time, Hari enjoys sharing his expertise with aspiring minds as an operations management professor at Oakland University. He is an amateur marathon runner and has participated in the Rochester Hills half marathon – “Brooksie Way” – for the past three years with plans to race again this year. He also has a love for the outdoors, spending his most recent hiking expedition climbing to the last two miles of Mount Evans with his daughter.
Overall, we’re thrilled to have Hari on our team and look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in the years to come.