President and Chief Executive Officer
Brian Shane joined Qual-Pro in 1998 as Chief Operating Officer when the company employed 50 people and operated in a 16,000 square foot factory. He was appointed chief executive officer in 2005 and oversaw the growth in the company’s sales to more than 10X. He began his career working for General Mills, Smith & Hawken and other direct marketers in marketing, sales and management roles. He graduated UCLA in 1981 with a BA in Communications and received an MA in Communications in 1983 from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
General Manager of Qual-Pro Thailand
Mr. Kruttha joined Qual-Pro since 2016. He is responsible for all aspects of the Thailand Operations.
Mr. Kruttha has over 24 years of experience in the electronics contract manufacturing industry, primarily focused on high reliability sectors such as medical, industrial and aerospace.
Prior to joining Qual-Pro, Mr. Kruttha was the Senior Program Manager at Benchmark Electronics in Thailand, Senior Business Unit Manager at CTS Electronics in Thailand and Quality/Engineering Manager at Cal-Comp Electronics Thailand.
Mr. Kruttha has a Bachelor degree of Telecommunication engineering from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and a Master degree of Business Management, and has earned Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
Vice President of Engineering and Sales
David Soden joined Qual-Pro in 2017 as Director of Engineering and now serves as Vice President of Engineering and Sales. He has extensive experience in high-reliability electronics within the EMS and OEM sectors, and in Sales, totaling 30 years of industry experience. This experience has included positions in design engineering, program management, engineering management, operations management, sales engineering, and NPI management. Companies he has worked at include Rocketdyne, SMTEK (now Benchmark), Solectron (now Flextronics), and most recently, AeroVironment.
Mr. Soden has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he also earned a US Army officer commission where he later served as a company and battalion-level (armor) reserve officer.
Qual-Pro’s technical and high-reliability electronic customers are well served by synchronizing our sales and engineering teams under David’s leadership.
Kevin M Vincent
International Director of Programs
Kevin Vincent has more than 30 years of manufacturing and program management experience with such companies as MICOM, Teradyne, SMTEK, CTS and Benchmark Electronics. His operations and business background has been focused in the Medical and Commercial industries with operations both locally as well as overseas.
Mr. Vincent’s career responsibilities have taken him to Asia where he implemented product transfer plans from one manufacturing site to another for the past 20 years. He has extensive experience running program management teams, achieving customers expectation and managing customers’ accounts to achieve results. He is currently residing in Bangkok Thailand and working from our Ayutthaya facility.
Michael J. Werdal
Director of Program Management
Michael J. Werdal has more than 30 years of manufacturing and program management experience, which began as production control for Xerox Corporation, and grew to increasing levels of responsibility in manager and director level positions. His technical, operations and business background has been focused in the technology sector and includes experience building electronics for aerospace OEMs and large multi-national EMS operations.
Mr. Werdal's career responsibilities have taken him to Asia where he developed and implemented product transfer plans from one manufacturing site to another. He is a Certified Program Manager and has extensive experience running program management teams, achieving targets for large EMS companies. troubleshooting manufacturing challenges, empowering customer focus teams to ensure cross-functional coordination and implementing continuous improvement.
Director of Quality
Wanda Gray joined Qual-Pro 16 years ago at its Director of Quality, spanning 30+ years of experience in the quality profession, she has supported the initiatives of TQM, ISO 9100, AS9100, ISO 13485, Nadcap and FDA Device Manufacturing. Accomplishing these certifications during her tenure has taken the company from operating in primarily a commercial client business base to medical, aerospace and defense business. Mrs. Gray has a Bachelor degree in Business Management from the University of La Verne, and has earned numerous certifications including ISO and AS auditor certifications.
Director of Business Development
Josh has worked in the electronics industry for over 18 years, joining a Fortune 100 Company after graduating from Azusa Pacific University with a BA in Business Marketing. By growing sales by over 20 million and structuring supply chains worldwide, his experience and understanding of the industry is unsurpassed. Josh has spent the last 8 years in contract manufacturing where he strives to exceed client expectations, by identifying customer needs and building strong relationships.