Quality Magazine

New Clinkenbeard Quality Manager Has 30 Years Experience

January 13, 2014

Rockford, IL – Karen Spencer has 30 years of experience in quality management in aerospace, aviation, medical, automotive and manufacturing. She recently joined Clinkenbeard www.clinkenbeard.com as its new full-time Quality Manager.

Spencer is a member of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) , one of the largest management certifying body in the US. She also is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) , a global community of individuals dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make the business and work environments better, more efficient and safer.

Spencer has been a Point of Contact (POA) for the FAA for several years. This means she was responsible for ensuring that all FAA Rules and Regulations were followed. This included Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Advisory Circulars (AC), Airworthiness Directories (AD), Technical Standard Orders (TSO) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). She was responsible for ensuring that all directives were in compliance.
Spencer was audited by the FAA every 6 months to prove compliance.

Spencer also has been a Tier 1 supplier for the automotive industry. The companies she represented are reputable and reliable manufacturers of automobile parts, which meet all material and design standards.

“My primary responsibilities at Clinkenbeard include working with team members to ensure that our customers receive a product that fully meets specifications,” Spencer said. “I make sure that any necessary paperwork such as FMEA, control plans and flow charts, are completed in a timely manner. I am also responsible for the quality system and enhancing our existing processes. I will be working with the team to maximize quality using 6s as my guide. My goal is to assist the team in continuing to position Clinkenbeard as a world class facility.”

Spencer is currently working on flowchart development and key alert systems for Clinkenbeard, among a wide range of other quality initiatives that meet the wide needs of Clinkenbeard’s growing customer base.