Minneapolis, MN—Lowell, Inc. has announced that Jim Stertz was appointed to fill the newly created position of Director of Metrology and Technology.

Prior to taking the position, Stertz led the Quality efforts at Lowell for 30 years including the implementation of their ISO 9001:2008 and 13485:2003 Quality Management Systems. He is a senior member of ASQ, Six Sigma Green Belt and has been a featured speaker at the North American Conference of Metrology (NACMA), the HxGN LIVE International Conference and the Manufacturers Alliance. Stertz’s published articles have appeared in a number of leading Quality and Medical Device manufacturing magazines.

“I’m looking forward to devoting 100% of my time to advancing the Metrology and Technology expertise here at Lowell," said Stertz. "We’ve automated our PMM/CMM lab and laser etching department and we are expanding into our production cells with robotic parts tending for lights out operation.”

Rick Cullen, Senior Vice President at Lowell commented that “We are so pleased to call on Jim’s years of experience to lead this expanded effort. Jim’s extensive background in merging automation with metrology will only build on our technology leadership. This is another key move to support our customer’s rapid growth.” For more information about Lowell, visit www.lowellinc.com.