Meet Our Principle Consultant - Elwyn Lewis (ASQ)CQM,CQE,CQA,CQT
With more than 35 years experience as a quality professional, working in a vast variety of industries (Automotive, Textile, Chemical) - Elwyn is very well qualified. Although, recently retired due to a serious accident which resulted in a disability. Thankfully, Elwyn has recovered with all his quality knowledge intact. Unfortunately, he has very little use of his left arm - he can now walk reasonably well but at present he has limited walking. This has inspired Elwyn to develop online quality training for those aspiring quality technicians and engineers.
Elwyn was the one of the first people in South Africa to hold the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Technician and Certified Quality Engineer qualifications in 1983. He later added the Certified Quality Auditor qualification in 1995 and the Certified Quality Manager qualification in 1996 (the first person in South Africa). At that time, he was one of only a few outside of the USA, that has managed to pass the ASQ Certified Quality Managers examination.
In 1997 he was elected as Chairman for the South African Society for Quality (SASQ) Natal Division and held a position on the SASQ National Board of directors.
Elwyn Lewis is the Principle Consultant and Lecturer/Trainer for Qualiconnect. Elwyn has previously consulted and contracted to many blue chip companies around the world.
Being a Certified Quality Professional since 1983, he has the ability to spearhead and manage change programmes. With his practical, hands on approach he provides a road map clearly co-coordinating everyone's efforts towards the required change. With this vision in place - increased moral, increased productivity and increased levels of quality are achieved simultaneously.
Elwyn is a good analytical trouble-shooter and problem solver with practical experience utilising tools such as; 'Advanced Statistical Techniques' (DOE, SPC, MSA), Reliability Engineering, and Problem-Solving Techniques (7D & 8D) - this, together with the many years of Production Management Techniques (Lean Manufacturing, KanBan, etc.) and Project Management experience, provides an extremely powerful combination for serious improvement in significant improvements to overall performance bottom line.
Elwyn is proficient and experienced in implementing systems, managing systems and auditing companies to: QS 9000, VDA 6, ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO TS 16949, Six Sigma, CMM, CMMI, RUP, TSP, PSP and other standards/systems. He is an experienced Management Professional and Quality Practitioner and Lecturer - lecturing at various Universities and Technical Colleges on Quality Management and Advanced Statistical Quality and Reliability Techniques.
He has practical experience applying these tools in a multitude of industries, namely: Telecommunication, Software Development, Armaments, Automotive, Petrochemical, Textile, Chemical, Leather Tannery and Foam Moulding Industries (plus more).
A diplomatic manager, with the ability to listen to others in a sensitive manner, but strong enough to guide, implement and support the project. Hard working, determined and results-oriented, seeing tasks through to completion.
Collectively, Elwyn has trained thousands of people in Quality, from senior directors to shop floor personnel, and gained more than 30 years practical Quality experience in industries such as Armaments, Petrochemical, Precision and General Machining, Plastic Moulding, Tannery, Textiles, Medical Devices, Automotive and Software Development. As a dual tradesman (Armourer & Fitter Machinist) having risen through the ranks - he does not rely on theories and buzz words. Instead, Elwyn offers practical and workable advice based on a solid hands on experience.