Quality Engineer, Caterpillar, Inc., Columbia, SC, USA
Bill Kovacich has been employed by Caterpillar Inc. for 32 years as a metallurgist and quality engineer. His manufacturing background includes metal casting, welding, ferrous heat treatment, high-precision machining, powder metallurgy processing, and quality management system development. Bill holds a patent for powder metallurgy sinter brazing. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, an IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors)-certified QMS Principal Auditor, voting member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) for International Organization for Standardization technical committee TC 176, and convener of TC 176 Sub-Committee 3 Working Group 19 that is revising ISO/TR 10013 Guidelines for Quality Management System Documentation. An avid adventurer, Bill is a former sport parachutist and rugby player, has climbed two of the world’s Seven Summits, and has reached the Magnetic South Pole.
Participating Organizations at the ISO 9000 World Conference
Department of Commerce
Environmental Protection Agency
Schindler Elevator Corporation