Steven Sibrel is a business process improvement trainer, coach and auditor with over 35 years of experience in the business and manufacturing world. He is currently working as Principal Supplier Quality Engineer at Harman International, a manufacturer of audio and infotainment systems for consumer, professional, and automotive industries, with well known brands such as JBL, Lexicon, Crown, Infinity, Mark Levinson, Becker and Harman-Kardon. Previous to this he held a number of engineering and management positions in diverse industries at Applied Materials (Semiconductor), NEC (Telecommunications) and Texas Instruments (Military). He has been the chair for Professional Development for the ASQ Detroit section since 2008 a. He received the Distinguished Service Award in 2008 and the Leadership Award in 2013 from ASQ. He has conducted over 200 supplier audits in 14 countries. He is an adjunct facility member at Macomb Community College. Current ASQ Certifications held are Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer, Quality Inspector, Quality Auditor, and Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence.
He has conducted over 200 2nd and 3rd party audits of suppliers for electronics, chemicals, metal fabrication, plastics, and machined parts. The audits have been performed in the USA and numerous other counties including Mexico, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Italy, Malta, Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and China. Examples of Industries supported are Military, Telecommunications, Semiconductor, Medical, Automotive and Energy.
Standards supported include ISO9001, TS16949, TL9100, ISO13485, ISO14001, 21CFR820, ISO17025
Served as Member of Board of Examiners for Quality Texas and UT/CPE Malcolm Baldrige Award.
He has functioned as a Six Sigma/Lean Quality Improvement Coach with the Michigan IPIP (Improving Performance in Practice) Program for the Healthcare. Activities included working with a Healthcare team to develop protocols, metrics and performance targets, process flow analysis, training in PDCA problem solving methods, and auditing of medical data and processes.
Internal Training Conducted:
Examples are Root Cause & Corrective Action, Quality Management Systems (ISO 9000, QS9000, TQM), Preventive Action, Internal Quality Auditing.
External Training Conducted:
Examples are ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Technician, Certified Mechanical Inspector, and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
Additional Information: Served as ASQ Education Committee Member, ASQ Programs Committee Chairperson in Austin ASQ chapter and is actively serving as the Detroit Chapter ASQ Professional Development Committee Chairperson since 2008. He is a Senior Member of ASQ.
Adjunct Faculty teaching Design of Experiments and Problem Solving Methods at Macomb Community College – 2009-2010
Co- author of article for SAMPE publication. Automation of Wave Soldering Operations.
Contributing author to the recently published book from ASQ titled Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook.
BSEE degree Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
MSEE degree Southern Methodist University
MBA University of Dallas