Norcott adds quality manager for accreditation drive - Embedded.com

Norcott adds quality manager for accreditation drive

LONDON — Contract manufacturer, Norcott EMS, has appointed Dave Forster as its new quality manager, as the company seeks to increase its technical accreditations.

Forster has 34 years experience in the electronics industry and will oversee the development of company’s quality standards, and accelerate its adoption of a continuous improvement philosophy. He joins Norcott (Cheshire, England) from Chase Advance Technologies in Bradford, where he held a similar role. Before this he spent many years at Racal in a number of roles in every aspect of electronics manufacturing.

He has already played an instrumental role in the company gaining BSI Kitemark accreditation to the IPC-A-610 standard. Having already achieved Class 3 (the highest quality standard) the scope has also been extended to cover Norcott’s lead-free, RoHS compliant processes.

His next step will allow Norcott to further demonstrate it’s capability with the imminent assessment to ISO 9001:2000. He is also spearheading the development of a number of additional accreditations that also includes the ISO 14001 environmental management standard.

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