Quality Magazine

Northwire's Quality Platform Manager Receives ASQ Certification

January 6, 2010

OSCEOLA, WI - Northwire Inc., Technical Cable, announces that Craig Nelson, its quality platform manager, has been named a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). This certification reflects Northwire's global initiative for every professional to be certified to two international or national standards. Nelson's achievement demonstrates a level of proficiency and comprehension of quality management principles and practices that are critical to ensuring service excellence and enhanced focus on the customer throughout every facet of the organization.

"Northwire is extremely proud of Craig's achievement. We will continue to invest heavily in our valued employees in the areas of professional development, including Design for Six Sigma, Project Management, Lean and Quality," says Katina Kravik, chief executive officer of Northwire Inc. "These platforms will enable us to add more value to our customers, and innovate a wider and deeper breadth of product offerings with increased velocity. We currently have over 59 professionals engaged in certification training."

Nelson joined Northwire in 2004 and provides enterprise quality leadership and strategic direction for Northwire operations in Osceola, WI, and Santa Teresa, NM. Nelson is also Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by the Association for Operations Management (APICS) and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. The American Society for Quality is a professional association with more than 85,000 members. Established in 1946, the ASQ is a global community of authorities on quality and the sole administrator of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program Award since 1991.

Northwire Inc. designs, manufactures and markets technical and retractile cables for diverse applications, including industrial, energy, life sciences, government, machine vision, lighting, underwater and more. Northwire has manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and New Mexico; with sales offices and distribution centers in Jiangsu Province, China, and The Netherlands. Northwire is a member of the Robotics Industries Association (RIA), Automated Imaging Association (AIA), European Machine Vision Association (EMVA), Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA) and Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), among others.