PLIDCO recently promoted Bud Zanders to engineering manager and Reinhard Bauer to quality manager.
In his role as engineering manager, Zanders will oversee product engineering, research and development and technical customer liaison. Zanders has more than 36 years of quality managing experience, holding the position of engineering and quality manager at PLIDCO until his recent promotion. He was hired as a staff engineer in 1972 and became chief engineer in early 1980s.
“With my new position, more focus will be given to research and development of new products and improvements to existing products,” Zanders said.
In his role as quality manager, Bauer will oversee the quality department to ensure quality assurance and oversee ISO 9000 at PLIDCO. Bauer has more than 25 years in the aerospace, automotive and commercial industries. Bauer was hired as an engineer at PLIDCO six months ago. Before joining PLIDCO, Bauer served as liaison engineer with ITT Automotive, engineering manager with Arrow International and Project Manager Missiles with TRW Automotive. He has also held positions as launch manager with Tenneco-Automotive and project manager with Ultra Electronics Audiopack.
“Introducing TS16949 and APQP quality principles and Six Sigma to PLIDCO will increase productivity and customer satisfaction through quality awareness, efficient product management and the reduction of defects,” Bauer said.