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Automotive Quality Expert Eduardo Correa on Six Sigma Evaluation Panel

Quality Management Expert will join 2 university teachers to evaluate 8 Six Sigma Projects for Six Sigma Green Belt qualification.


LAURENS, S.C. (August 2018) Alupress, LLC announces that Automotive Quality Expert Eduardo Correa will sit on the Six Sigma Evaluation Panel at the Catholic University of Parana on August 24, 2018, where eight Six Sigma Projects will presented for Six Sigma Green Belt qualification.


The event will be held at a Partner Organization of the Catholic University of Parana, a food products manufacturer in Foz do Iguacu. “Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. It was introduced by engineer Bill Smith while working at Motorola in 1986. Jack Welch made it central to his business strategy at General Electric in 1995. Six Sigma strategies seek to improve the quality of the output of a process by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. It uses a set of quality management methods, mainly empirical, statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined sequence of steps (usually used DMAIC process - Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) and has specific value targets, for example: reduce process cycle time, reduce pollution, reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, and increase profits.” (Wikipedia)


Mr. Correa was invited to sit on the Evaluation Panel along with two other university professors. He is a Quality Management Expert for the automotive industry, with particular expertise in Quality Management Systems (QMS) implementation. Specifically, he has substantial experience in Radiological Protection and Industrial Radioscopy. He implemented systemic and technical procedures to improve safety and quality issues at various manufacturing companies. Also, at one manufacturer as part of the corporate Steering Committee, he participated in the selection and approval for quality testing X-Ray equipment. His experience and competence in this area are expected to assist Alupress in implementing similar success strategies at its manufacturing site in South Carolina (USA).


Mr. Correa is an expert in with particular experience in the aluminum die-casting process. He also holds numerous certifications and trainings related to manufacturing Quality. Mr. Correa holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He is a Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a knowledge-based global community of quality professionals dedicated to promoting and advancing quality tools, principles, and practices in various industries.


Alupress CEO Mr. Gerold Ennen comments that “Six Sigma qualifications have become crucial for industry professionals. Six Sigma is a methodology that helps improve business processes by using statistical analysis. In order to achieve Six Sigma, organizational processes need to keep their defects to a maximum of 99.99966% opportunities. That Eduardo sits on the Six Sigma panel to evaluate the projects of his peers again confirms his expertise in the Quality Management area. We are looking forward to Eduardo joining our expert team at Alupress soon.”


According to the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Six Sigma is a method that provides organizations tools to improve the capability of their business processes. This increase in performance and decrease in process variation leads to

* defect reduction, 

* improved profits, 

* increased employee morale, 

* increased quality of products and services.

Hence, the ultimate goal of Six Sigma is to “Reduce the variation in Process”. The focus of Six Sigma is to “Improve processes and increase customer satisfaction”.


The presentations will be evaluated based on a specific set of criteria, including:

Was the goal to solve the problem (objective + value + term) presented?

Was the stratification tree of the problem performed?

Were the root causes of the problem presented?

Have the solutions been presented and finalized?


Additional information:


Wikipedia article on Six Sigma: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Sigma

The Website of the Catholic University of Parana is http://en.pucpr.br/about-pucpr/

Website of automotive parts manufacturer Alupress: http://www.alupress.com/en/homepage

Website of Eduardo Correa: https://www.eduardocassanocorrea.com/home

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Automotive Quality Expert Eduardo Correa becomes Member of American Society for Quality (ASQ)

On July 5, 2018, Quality Management Expert Eduardo Cassano Correa (“Eduardo Correa”) became an Associate Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), is a knowledge-based global community of quality professionals, with nearly 80,000 members dedicated to promoting and advancing quality tools, principles, and practices in their workplaces and communities. ASQ also provides professional certifications relating to various aspects of the quality profession. Exams are given nationally and, to a limited degree, worldwide several times annually. The body of knowledge for each certification is maintained through peer review every few years on a rotating schedule.


Mr. Correa is a Quality Management Expert for the automotive industry, with particular expertise in Automotive Quality Management Systems (QMS) implementation. Specifically, he has substantial experience in Radiological Protection and Industrial Radioscopy. He implemented systemic and technical procedures to improve safety and quality issues at various manufacturing companies. Also, at one manufacturer as part of the corporate Steering Committee, he participated in the selection and approval for quality testing X-Ray equipment. 


Noteworthy are Mr. Correa’s efforts that lead to the Ford Q1 Certification for a Brazilian automotive manufacturer. Mr. Correa prepared the action plan to achieve the Ford Q1 Certification and lead his quality management team to a high level of performance. In February 2015, that Brazilian manufacturer received Ford’s certification. Mr. Correa was critical and essential to that success. 


Subsequently, that manufacturer received Ford’s Top Supplier Award 2016, which is the most important award granted by Ford to its suppliers, based on a broad assessment that includes criteria such as quality and delivery indicators, cost and contributions for their reduction, business relationship, working conditions, product development, service logistics, and manufacturing.


Mr. Correa has joined ASQ because he will soon join the professional team of automotive experts at ALUPRESS in South Carolina. Alupress, LLC is part of Alupress AG, an Italian-German aluminum casting company serving the automotive industry world-wide. The Alupress Group provides aluminum die-casting solutions of the highest standard. Alupress uses its engineering expertise and rigorous quality control processes to pursue a “zero defect” strategy. Mr. Correa’s experience and competence in this area are expected to assist Alupress in implementing similar success strategies at its manufacturing site in South Carolina.


The CEO of Alupress, Gerold Ennen, commented that ALUPRESS is “very excited to bring Eduardo Correa on board with us. Mr. Correa is highly qualified and finding a certified professional such as Mr. Correas is very difficult. In particular, finding someone who has the combination of engineering knowledge, technical standards, as well as practical experience with automotive parts is a challenge. Mr. Correa is at the very top of his field and we are pleased to have him join us at Alupress.”


CEO Mr. Ennen adds that “based on his extensive experience and excellent judgment and decision-making ability in [his prior activity on a] Steering Committee panel, I know first-hand that Eduardo Correa has an extraordinary ability in the Quality Management Systems field and I am sure he will contribute hugely to Alupress serving its U.S. automotive manufacturing customers.” 


Mr. Correa’s entire professional career in the Automotive Industries has been in the area of Quality Management. He is an expert in with particular experience in the aluminum die-casting process. He also holds numerous certifications and trainings related to manufacturing Quality. Mr. Correa holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA). 


He is a Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a knowledge-based global community of quality professionals dedicated to promoting and advancing quality tools, principles, and practices in various industries.


Mr. Correa’s LinkedIn Profile is: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eduardo-cassano-correa/


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ALUPRESS announces that Quality Expert Eduardo Correa will join its Team

Quality Management Expert Eduardo Correa accepted an offer to join the Team of Alupress, LLC in South Carolina to support its automotive parts manufacturing.


LAURENS, S.C. (July 2018) Alupress, LLC, a manufacturer of precision aluminum parts for the U.S. automotive industry, is pleased to announce that Quality Expert Eduardo Cassano Correa (“Eduardo Correa”) is joining the Team. Alupress, LLC is part of Alupress AG, an Italian-German aluminum casting company serving the automotive industry world-wide. The Alupress Group provides aluminum die-casting solutions of the highest standard. Alupress uses its engineering expertise and rigorous quality control processes to pursue a “zero defect” strategy.


Commenting on Mr. Correa accepting Alupress’ offer, the CEO of Alupress, Gerold Ennen, states “we are very excited to bring Eduardo Correa on board with us. Mr. Correa is highly qualified and finding a certified professional such as Mr. Correas is very difficult. In particular, finding someone who has the combination of engineering knowledge, technical standards, as well as practical experience with automotive parts is a challenge. Mr. Correa is at the very top of his field and we are pleased to have him join us at Alupress.”


Mr. Correa is a Quality Management Expert for the automotive industry, with particular expertise in Quality Management Systems (QMS) implementation. Specifically, he has substantial experience in Radiological Protection and Industrial Radioscopy. He implemented systemic and technical procedures to improve safety and quality issues at various manufacturing companies. Also, at one manufacturer as part of the corporate Steering Committee, he participated in the selection and approval for quality testing X-Ray equipment. His experience and competence in this area are expected to assist Alupress in implementing similar success strategies at its manufacturing site in South Carolina.


Of particular note are Mr. Correa’s efforts that lead to the Ford Q1 Certification for a Brazilian automotive manufacturer. Mr. Correa prepared the action plan to achieve the Ford Q1 Certification and lead his quality management team to a high level of performance. In February 2015, that Brazilian manufacturer received Ford’s certification. Mr. Correa was critical and essential to that success. 

Subsequently, that manufacturer received Ford’s Top Supplier Award 2016, which is the most important award granted by Ford to its suppliers, based on a broad assessment that includes criteria such as quality and delivery indicators, cost and contributions for their reduction, business relationship, working conditions, product development, service logistics, and manufacturing.


CEO Mr. Ennen adds that “based on his extensive experience and excellent judgment and decision-making ability in [his prior activity on a] Steering Committee panel, I know first-hand that Eduardo Correa has an extraordinary ability in the Quality Management Systems field and I am sure he will contribute hugely to Alupress serving its U.S. automotive manufacturing customers.” 


Mr. Correa’s professional career in the Automotive Industries has been in the area of Quality Management. He is an expert in with particular experience in the aluminum die-casting process. He also holds numerous certifications and trainings related to manufacturing Quality. Mr. Correa holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He is a Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a knowledge-based global community of quality professionals dedicated to promoting and advancing quality tools, principles, and practices in various industries.

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