BIOGRAPHY

John Scheftic

Quality Manager Hydrotech, Stow, OH, USA

John Scheftic Quality Manager & Metrologist ASQ Senior Member, Akron-Canton Chair 1. 1. John Scheftic is the Quality Manager and Metrologist with Hydrotech Inc. John began working with Hydrotech in April 2016 where over the next 3-months he transitioned them to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard certification. During the transition, he also transformed the culture of quality from severe distaste to a greater understanding and appreciating the quality management process. 

He was also working with Risher & Company, in Euclid Ohio, where he successfully transitioned them to ISO 9001:2015 following their initial ISO 9001:2008 certification, in 2015. The previous year, John rewrote the entire QMS and within two months obtained their initial ISO 9001:2008 certification Work experience includes Hydrotech; Quality Manager, Risher Company; Quality Manager, Swagelok, Quality Engineer; Ramco Specialties, Master Metrologist & Quality Manager; PPG Glass Technology Center, QS-9000 Manager; Westinghouse EMD/ARD, Nuclear Division. Educational Background: Penn State; EE & Electro-Mechanical Engineering – Westmoreland County Community College; Entrepreneurial Business Management – McCrone Research Institute; Chemical Polarized Light Microscopy – Ceramic Institute; Glass Technology / Ceramic Engineering 

Throughout his nearly 35 years career in quality, instrumentation, calibration and testing, he has gained extensive hands-on experience and knowledge. Ten years ago he moved, from the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area to the Akron-Canton Ohio area. 

ASQ - At an after-work meeting, on measurement, he met Dilip Shah, who insisted that he join ASQ. Dilip invited him to the next ASQ meeting and he quickly became involved. John skimmed through the CCT BOK and Quality Council Materials the night before the exam and easily passed. John has chaired the Akron-Canton section since 2012 and led the transformation from near collapse to success. He presented this topic at the 2015 World Conference on Quality Improvement.

 

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