PALM BAY, FL — The ASQ Inspection Division will honor Michael W. Bump, a quality control inspector for Harris Corp., as the the 2016 Chuck Carter International Inspector of the Year Award.

Bump will be acknowledged during the award ceremony held during the Division’s Annual General Membership Meeting in conjunction with ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Milwaukee, WI.

Bump started his employment at Harris in October 2007 as an Inspector D and after seven years of dedicated service and a passion for quality principles he was promoted to his current title, Quality 1. During his highly regarded career as an inspector, Bump has exemplified the true meaning of a quality professional. According to his manager, Bump’s tact, people skills, willingness to work across functional groups, and his unwavering commitment to continuously improve quality has made him a key contributor to Harris’ Government Communication Systems Division. Bump is keenly aware that process improvements take time, however his commitment to quality and his never-ending persistence enable him to win his teammates over, time and time again, to take the steps towards continuous improvement. Bump is an ASQ Certified Quality Inspector and Certified Quality Auditor.

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