Ron Berglund

About the Expert

Ron Berglund is a fellow of ASQ and a senior consultant for Omnex, Inc., Ron has a wide range of experience encompassing electronic sensors to the steel industry. He has helped a variety of different industries–from small family-owned businesses to the Ford Motor Company– in the span of his 14-year consulting career.  Some of the clients with whom he has worked with are E&E Manufacturing,  Roch Chemical,  Dow Chemical, Magna, International Truck, Dexter Research Inc. and a wide range of tier one, two and three suppliers.

Additional Experience and Expertise:

  • Baldrige and EFQM system implementations and evaluations, at the state and federal level
  • Lean manufacturing systems, change management, value stream concepts;  visual management, Toyota A3 problem solving process
  • Six Sigma implementations; black belt training and coaching, yellow belt training and  Six Sigma awareness training
  • The eight basic quality tools and the eight advanced quality tools
  • All failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA),  including design FMEA (DFMEA) and process FMEA (PFMEA)
  • Measurement systems analysis
  • Design of experiments
  • Advanced product quality planning (automotive and non-automotive)
  • Benchmarking and cost of quality

Education and Recognition:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, The University of Michigan; Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Industrial Psychology, Wayne State University
  • The First Certified Supply Chain Manager of the Automobile Industry Action Group
  • Senior examiner (six years), The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
  • Senior examiner, trainer and board member of the Michigan Quality Leadership Award
  • Member of the judging panel for ASQ’s International Team Excellence Awards Committee
  • Associate Graduate Professor of Quality for Central Michigan University
  • Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, ASQ Fellow

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