Wayne A. Richie

Wayne A. Richie

Quality Engineer
M2 Global Technology, Ltd.

Mr. Richie is an engineering professional with over 17 years of diverse experience in electronics, manufacturing, quality improvement, telecommunications, and computer systems.  His areas of expertise include extensive knowledge of electronics test technology, quality engineering, and team-based management.  As an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Engineer, Mr. Richie is proficient in the use of quality improvement and management tools such as measurement systems, problem solving, Statistical Process Control, designed experiments, benchmarking, Kaizen techniques, Six Sigma, and ISO-9000 quality system approaches to achieving process and product enhancements.

Mr. Richie served in manufacturing, engineering, and quality management roles at Harris Corporation’s Microwave Communications Division, which produces a broad range of microwave radios and radio frequency components for world markets.  His achievements covered areas from new product development (such as designing qualification and manufacturing test processes and developing guidelines and methods that significantly reduced new product time-to-market) to continuous process and product improvements (such as facilitating improvement teams and improving product reliability).  He established an internal test and measuring equipment calibration and repair facility that resulted in a $100,000 annual cost savings, implemented an environmental stress screening process and automatic test equipment, and facilitated a project team that achieved ISO-9001 registration and developed several required processes and procedures.  In addition, he established an internal training program for skills such as workmanship and quality standards, assembly and test, computer applications, problem solving, and teamwork.

While at Harris Corporation, Mr. Richie was part of the management team that earned numerous awards and recognitions, including the 1996 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing, the 1996 Texas Business of the Year Award, the Organizational Excellence Award by the Association for Quality and Participation, and Clemson University’s 21st Century Organizational Excellence Premier Award.  In both 1996 and 1998, the Microwave Communications Division’s San Antonio operation was listed as one of the Top 25 Plants in IndustryWeek’s Annual Search for America’s Best Plants in North America.


Education

Master of Business Administration, University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin