Qual-Pro participating in the 2017 Medical Design and Manufacturing Show

Los Angeles CA – January 3, 2016 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, high criticality electronics, today announced that the company will be exhibiting at the 2017 Medical Design and Manufacturing Show in Anaheim CA. The show is the world’s largest medtech design and manufacturing event.

This event brings together some of the medical industry’s greatest minds, said Josh Olsen, Qual-Pro’s Director of Business Development.  Brian Shane Qual-Pro’s CEO added “Our ISO13485 accreditation and experience building medical products both domestically and off shore make us a great addition to the manufacturing solutions provided at this event.  Qual-Pro also has an understanding of the FDA and the 510(k) validation process.  

 

About Qual-Pro

Founded in 1971, Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing services provider certified to AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 (medical devices) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and in its brand new 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok Thailand.

 

CONTACT
Brian Shane, CEO
Qual-Pro
310-329-7535
brian.shane@qual-pro.com
www.qual-pro.com

Qual-Pro chosen to present at 2017 APEX

Los Angeles, CA – December 15, 2016 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, high criticality electronics, today announced that the company’s white paper on “Optimization of Stencil Apertures to Compensate for Scooping During Printing” has been selected as one of IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Educational Programs.  Gabriel Briceno Ph.D will be presenting at the “Technology’s Turning Point” technical conference. The conference will feature approximately 90 technical papers detailing original research and innovations from industry experts around the world. 

“Having Gabriel Briceno Ph.D on staff has been a great benefit to our customers.  Gabriel’s expertise on Solder volume has allowed us to operate our SPI equipment at much tighter tolerances.  “As a result achieving higher quality rates at SMT”, said Pat Rader, Qual-Pro’s Director of Engineering.  Brian Shane Qual-Pro’s CEO added “Not only do we remain focused on refining quality for our customers but also improving process for the entire industry.

 

About Qual-Pro

Founded in 1971, Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing services provider certified to AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 (medical devices) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and in its brand new 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok Thailand.

 

CONTACT
Brian Shane, CEO
Qual-Pro
310-329-7535
brian.shane@qual-pro.com
www.qual-pro.com

 

 

Qual-Pro Thailand achieves ISO13485 Certification

Bangkok Thailand – October 16, 2016 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, high criticality electronics, today announced that the company’s Thailand plant has earned ISO accreditation from BSI for demonstrating ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. The ISO13485 accreditation specifically recognizes Qual-Pro’s commitment to continuous improvement in medical electronics quality.

 “When combined with our other quality certifications, this reaccreditation strengthens our ability to provide high reliability electronics and electro-mechanical assemblies to our Medical customers.  ISO13485 certification is part of our differentiated service offering to customers”, said Chris Sorby, Qual-Pro’s Vice President of Global Operations.  Brian Shane Qual-Pro’s CEO added “We remain focused on improving operational efficiencies and believe that the company’s ability to earn and maintain certifications such as AS9100 and ISO13485 validates the quality and reliability of our manufacturing processes.”

 

About Qual-Pro

Founded in 1971, Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing services provider certified to AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 (medical devices) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and in its brand new 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok Thailand.

 

CONTACT
Bob Miller, Executive Vice President
Qual-Pro
310-329-7535
bob.miller@qual-pro.com
www.qual-pro.com

Qual-Pro to discuss the Mentor Protégé Journey.

“Successful mentor-protégé agreements provide a winning relationship for the protégé, the mentor, and the DoD. 

Los Angeles CA - June 8, 2016

The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program assists small businesses (protégés) successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (mentors) under individual, project-based agreements.
Traditionally, these partnerships have delivered a variety of products and services specialized in: environmental remediation, engineering services, information technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, and health care. Recently, new Mentor-Protégé agreements have focused on corrosion engineering, information assurance, robotics, circuit board and metal component manufacturing. 
Qual-Pro’s Executive Vice President Bob Miller was invited to be part of a panel discussion during the 2016 Department of Defense’s 2016 Mentor Protégé conference held in Atlanta GA. It was facilitated by the Department of the Navy and the discussion outlined the journey from Protégé to Nunn Perry award winner.   
Many Mentor firms have made the program an integral part of their sourcing plans; while the protégé firms have used their involvement in the program to develop much needed business and technical capabilities to diversify their customer base. Many protégé participants have established long-term business relationships with providers of government and commercial goods and services.
Successful mentor-protégé agreements provide a winning relationship for the protégé, the mentor, and the DoD

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to NADCAP, AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok, Thailand. 

CONTACT
Brian Shane, CEO
Qual-Pro
310-329-7535
brian.shane@qual-pro.com
www.qual-pro.com

Space flight 'never about the individual

“NASA astronaut reminds CST-100 Starliner suppliers it takes a team of people on the ground to make space flight successful”. 

Los Angeles CA - April 8, 2016 - NASA astronaut Megan McArthur knows the importance of precision, choreography and teamwork. Those three features will allow the CST-100 Starliner to dock to the International Space Station with crew members on board for NASA missions. During visits to two Starliner suppliers that are developing the components that will help guide the Boeing-built spacecraft toward the orbiting laboratory, McArthur emphasized how critical they – and the parts they manufacture – are to the success of the program.  

"It's never about the individual or just the crew members who are in space," McArthur said. "It’s always about the team of folks who are getting us ready to fly, who are getting the hardware ready to fly and keeping us safe while we’re up there. It’s not something we can ever succeed at by ourselves."

During her time at Advanced Scientifics Corp. (ASC) in Santa Barbara, Calif., on April 7, and Qual-Pro Corp. in Gardena, Calif., on April 8, McArthur talked about her time as a space shuttle mission specialist. McArthur operated the shuttle's robotic arm while spacewalkers overcame frozen bolts, stripped screws and stuck handrails in an effort to rejuvenate NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. She also shared her enthusiasm toward the potential of going back to space on a commercially developed system in the future.

“When I was on the STS-135 mission, I knew that was probably the only flight I was going to get on a shuttle and I thought to myself 'If this is all I get, this is more than enough,'" McArthur said. "I still feel that way, but I would like to go back.”

The work performed by ASC and Qual-Pro Corp. will allow many astronauts to return to space and others to make their first trips by flying aboard the Starliner. ASC's work focuses on 3-D Flash Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Sensor technologies and cameras, which will provide crews with real-time video imagery of the space station through a variety of conditions, including extreme light and dark, dust, fog, smoke and other obscurants in the harsh environment of space. Qual-Pro is building Circuit Cards that will communicate with the Starliner's propulsion, docking and navigation systems. 

"What we’re all engaged in together is to give the United States a new capability to bring our astronauts and cargo to and from the International Space Station, where we do critical research to help us understand how we will get beyond the moon and eventually to Mars," said Chris Ferguson, deputy manager and director of Crew and Mission Operations for Commercial Crew.

Starliner’s first crewed flight test to the International Space Station will be Boeing’s first commercial flight transporting humans to that destination. More information about the CST-100 can be found at www.Boeing.com/cst100.

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to NADCAP, AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok, Thailand. 

CONTACT
Brian Shane, CEO
Qual-Pro
310-329-7535
brian.shane@qual-pro.com
www.qual-pro.com

Qual-Pro achieves recertification for NADCAP

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 13, 2016 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that the company’s Gardena plant has once again earned NADCAP accreditation from the Performance Review Institute (PRI) for demonstrating ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. The NADCAP accreditation specifically recognizes Qual-Pro’s commitment to continuous improvement in aerospace electronics quality.


 “When combined with our other quality certifications, this reaccreditation strengthens our ability to provide mission-critical electronics and electro-mechanical assemblies to our aerospace customers.  NADCAP certification is part of our differentiated service offering to customers”, said Wanda Gray, Qual-Pro’s Director of Quality.  Brian Shane Qual-Pro’s CEO added “We remain focused on improving operational efficiencies and believe that the company’s ability to earn and maintain certifications such as AS9100 and NADCAP validates the quality and reliability of our manufacturing processes.”

About Qual-Pro
Founded in 1971, Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing services provider certified to AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 (medical devices) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and in its brand new 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok Thailand. 

CONTACT
Brian Shane, CEO
Qual-Pro
310-329-7535
brian.shane@qual-pro.com
www.qual-pro.com

Qual-Pro partners with Boeing to get to space - Boeing selects local EMS provider

Huntington Beach CA,  November 1st 2015 – Qual-Pro was recently awarded a contract by The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] to build Circuit Card Assemblies (CCAs) to support the Crew Space Transportation System and Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft (CCtCap).    Qual-Pro (www.qual-pro.com), an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, will build CCAs that support various functions for the CCtCap.  

“Qual-Pro is taking advantage of our close proximity to Boeing to form a collaborative relationship with the Boeing team.  We look forward to helping Boeing into space by supplying reliable, mission-critical electronics built to their exacting standards,” said Brian Shane, CEO Qual-Pro.  

Boeing’s CST-100 is being developed as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which aims to recommence U.S.-based flights to space by 2017. The CST-100 will transport up to seven passengers or a mix of crew and cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) and other low-Earth orbit destinations.

Under the CCtCap phase of the program, Boeing will build three CST-100 spacecraft at their Kennedy Space Center, FL facility. The spacecraft will undergo a pad-abort test, an unmanned flight test and the first crewed flight to the ISS in 2017. 

Boeing recently completed the first two milestones in the CCtCap phase, the Certification Baseline Review (CBR) and Ground System Critical Design Review (CDR). The completion of the CBR allows construction on system hardware, including the spacecraft, to begin. It also keeps the effort on track for achieving human-rated certification of the vehicle.  The Ground System CDR evaluates all the ground operations and systems, mission operation systems, facilities, training systems, including mock-ups and trainers, and the control center. 
For more information on the CST-100, please visit www.boeing.com/cst100. 

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to NADCAP, AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok, Thailand. 

CONTACT
Brian Shane, CEO
Qual-Pro
310-329-7535
brian.shane@qual-pro.com
www.qual-pro.com

Qual-Pro installs Pemtron 3D AOI

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 13, 2015 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that the company’s Gardena plant has selected Pemtron Technology Eagle 8800 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) system to manufacturing solution.  The specific model chosen is the Eagle 8800TXL-HSL, a stand-alone 3D AOI system with high-speed capability, and equipped to handle extra-large board sizes. The system can inspect at 40.5cm2/second, according to Pemtron's General Manager Steven T. Wongsonvanee. 

 Features of the Eagle 8800 series include fast program setup, 3D AOI, a low false call rate, and SPC capability. Color imaging enhances the accuracy and precision of AOI to provide more true-to-life inspection images for the operator and to help reduce the false call rate. The company's algorithms can identify features on the surface of the PCB, from solder paste prints to lifted leads, selectively and accurately.

“Coupled with our other in-line technologies, this addition increases our ability to provide world class quality to our customers.  The selection of PEMTRON 3D AOI is part of our continued investment in our state of the art facility,” said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s CEO.  “We remain focused on investing in technology and believe that this will enhance the quality and reliability of our inspection regime and our overall manufacturing processes”

About Qual-Pro
Founded in 1971, Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 (medical devices) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California and in its brand new 30,000 square foot facility in Bangkok Thailand. 

CONTACT
Brian Shane, CEO
Qual-Pro
310-329-7535
brian.shane@qual-pro.com
www.qual-pro.com

Qual-Pro Appoints Senior Industry Executive, Kirk Waldron, as Chief Financial Officer

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 27, 2014 - Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced the appointment of Kirk Waldron as Chief Financial Officer.  Reporting to Qual-Pro’s CEO, Brian Shane, Waldron will be responsible for the financial management and strategy of the company.  

A well-known business leader in electronics manufacturing, Waldron brings more than 20 years of finance and management experience to Qual-Pro.  

“We are very excited to have someone with a demonstrated track record such as Kirk to join us.  His knowledge about electronics manufacturing finance is second-to-none.  We will count on his wisdom every day”, said Shane.  “Not only does Kirk bring a wealth of experience from other companies in our industry, but also he fits in perfectly with our management team.  He has previously worked with several other executives on our team.”

Waldron is an industry veteran.  His deep experience in manufacturing goes back to SMTEK International, the Electronics Manufacturing Service-provider (EMS) purchased by CTS, a $700 million EMS company.  He was CFO and subsequently CEO, for SMTEK.  Additionally, Kirk has a strong background in public and private company finance, having held senior positions such as CFO of Classic Party Rentals (where he played an integral role in rapidly growing Classic to becomethe largest event rental company in the country). Kirk has a long history in electronics, having been CFO and then CEO of AML Communications, a publicly traded company that designs and manufactures amplifiers for the wireless industry and CFO of Dynamotion/ATI, a publicly traded company that designed and manufactured PCB drillers and routers.

“Having been an advisor to the Qual-Pro management team for quite some time, I am very excited to be joining them in this official capacity. I look forward to joining some of my old friends and colleagues in participating in the growth of the business as we achieve new heights together.   I have witnessed firsthand Qual-Pro’s commitment to quality and its success in establishing a trusted service on which customers have come to rely. I am confident Qual-Pro will not only continue its current successful momentum, but will also take advantage of the opportunistic market conditions.”

About Qual-Pro

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to Nadcap, AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 55,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California.

Qual-Pro hires industry veteran to grow strategic relationships in North America

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LOS ANGELES, CA – July 7, 2012 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced the appointment of Joshua Olsen as Director of Business Development.  Olsen will be responsible for growing and managing strategic relationships in the North American Marketplace.  He will report to Qual-Pro’s Vice President of Sales, Bob Miller.

“We are very excited to have Josh join us.  His outstanding track record of providing his customers with complex manufacturing solutions will be instrumental in our continued growth”, said Miller.  “Josh’s experience and industry knowledge will bring a new dimension to our sales efforts.”

Olsen brings with him a wealth of industry experience.  In addition to his EMS background, he spent 10 years as a Strategic Account Manager for Avnet Electronics, a $25B electronics distributor.    

“I am excited to join the Qual-Pro team.  They are a group dedicated to continuous improvement and ultra high quality.  Qual-Pro’s high-reliability and mission-critical brand will allow us to build new relationships across several different industries”, said Olsen.

 

About Qual-Pro

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to Nadcap, AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 55,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California.

Qual-Pro installs conformal coating equipment enabling one day turnaround of customer orders

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 4, 2012 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that the company has installed conformal coating equipment.  A dedicated engineering team with decades of electronics manufacturing experience supports the conformal coating function.

“From industry-experienced supply chain personnel and veteran engineers to new quality certifications and capital equipment, we continue to invest in the resources to provide greater capability for our customers,” said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s CEO.

The conformal coating system, made by PVA, combines a 650 selective coating dispensing unit with an IR2000 infrared heat curing chamber to enable automated application of polyurethane and acrylic chemistries which are then automatically conveyed into an accelerated curing oven.   Cycle times have been reduced from five days down to one day.  The system is capable of supporting fine pitch applications with precise control, including selective or full coverage with no over-spray. 

Pictures of the new equipment are here.

About Qual-Pro

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to Nadcap, AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 55,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California.

 

Qual-Pro achieves Nadcap certification

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 15, 2012 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that the company was awarded Nadcap certification. This achievement is part of the company's commitment to reliability and quality in its manufacturing, engineering and procurement processes – it demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing outstanding, differentiated service to its customers.

This certification enhances Qual-Pro’s strong competitive position and standardized quality processes across all of its programs. “Nadcap certification provides our customers with additional confidence in our ability to meet their rigorous, mission-critical manufacturing processes and quality requirements. The certification is a reflection of the continuous effort and commitment made by Qual-Pro to provide products of the highest quality to support our customers’ success”, said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro CEO.  

Qual-Pro was awarded this certification by the PRI, the Performance Review Institute.  Nadcap, which stands for National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, is a global cooperative accreditation program for aerospace engineering, defense and related industries.  The Nadcap program, as a part of PRI, was created in 1990 by the Society of Automotive Engineers.  Nadcap's membership of prime contractors coordinates industry-wide standards for special processes and products. The prime contractors setting this standard include: Airbus, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, General Electric, General Dynamics, Goodrich, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Parker Aerospace, Raytheon, Thales and the U.S. Air Force.  Through PRI, Nadcap provides independent certification of manufacturing processes for the aerospace industry.  PRI's mission is to "provide international, unbiased, independent manufacturing process and product assessments and certification services for the purpose of adding value, reducing total cost, and facilitating relationships between primes and suppliers.

All of Qual-Pro’s quality certificates are here.

 

About Qual-Pro

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to Nadcap, AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 55,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California.

Qual-Pro awarded Northrop Grumman Information Systems’ Supplier Excellence Award

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 20, 2011 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that it was awarded a Supplier Excellence Award from Northrop Grumman Information Systems.  After working with, and evaluating, its supplier base, Northrop Grumman Information Systems elected to recognize Qual-Pro for its expertise in the field of electronics manufacturing.

Brian Shane, CEO and Bob Miller, Vice President Sales, were on hand to receive the award in Chantilly, Virginia.  Shane commented, “Northrop Grumman Information Systems’ recognition of the excellence Qual-Pro delivers is a humbling, meaningful award for our entire organization. Our entire team is proud of the work we do for this important customer.”

Qual-Pro was chosen as a critical supply chain partner due to the company’s expertise in the field of mission-critical electronics manufacturing.  “Our engineering team drove design enhancements which enabled significant cost reductions for Northrop Grumman Information Systems.  We earned this award by making a difference to Northrop Grumman Information Systems delivering program excellence, cost savings initiatives and customer service,” said Shane.

With more than 40 years experience, Qual-Pro has built the infrastructure to support the demanding requirements of companies like Northrop Grumman.  This award follows the company’s Nunn-Perry award earned in partnership with Northrop Grumman in 2009.  See this link for more information.

About Qual-Pro

Qual-Pro is an electronics manufacturing service provider certified to Nadcap (Dec 2011), AS9100 (aerospace devices), ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and UL 508A (electrical cabinets) quality standards.  The company’s range of expertise encompasses complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assemblies and full-box builds.  Qual-Pro offers the complete range of electronics manufacturing services including turnkey system assembly, flex assemblies, BGA and micro-BGA placements, functional and in-circuit testing (ICT), electro-mechanical assembly and design for manufacturability (DFM) services. Qual-Pro specializes in high-mix, low-to-medium volume assemblies, quick-turn prototypes and new product introduction (NPI) services.  They provide complete manufacturing engineering and integrated supply chain services to all their customers. Qual-Pro builds products in its 55,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Gardena, California.

About Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Northrop Grumman Information Systems is a leading global provider of advanced solutions that deliver timely, enabling information where it’s needed most for its military, intelligence, civilian, state and local, and commercial customers. They are a $8.4 billion business employing more than 24,000 employees with offices in 50 states and 18 countries.  See www.is.northropgrumman.com.

Qual-Pro supports Navy’s BSURE submarine training system

A Los Angeles-class sub surfaces during a Submarine Command Course exercise at the BSURE. (Photo US Navy)

A Los Angeles-class sub surfaces during a Submarine Command Course exercise at the BSURE. (Photo US Navy)

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 31, 2011 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced it has completed its support in the manufacturing of a state-of-the-art undersea training system called BSURE for the US Navy.  BSURE stands for Barking Sands Underwater Range Expansion and is located off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii.

Qual-Pro produced some of the shore-based electronics required to operate the system.  

"The team outdid itself in the development of a state-of-the-art undersea training system," said Capt. John Feeney, PMA-205 program manager. "The new system will greatly enhance training capabilities of all those engaged in undersea warfare."

BSURE comprises the biggest part of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) - the largest underwater tracking range in the world.

The newly refurbished BSURE is proving to be a boon to naval undersea training, according to Jim Hager, the PMRF underwater systems manager. A recent submarine commanders course (SCC) tested BSURE's capabilities, which it passed "with flying colors," said Hager. The new system supported the SCC 24 hours per day for several days.

Once in place, tested and evaluated, the refurbished BSURE's capabilities were found to be so reliable that it has become the primary source of data, although the current system is still in place, Hager said.

Hager said training exercises using the new system have "absolutely" been a positive experience.

Navy training exercises at the range are diverse and can encompass submarines, ships and aircraft. In February, BSURE was the site of a Chief of Naval Operations-sponsored research and development project that tested new software changes to the latest MK-48 torpedo.

"All in all, the new BSURE has performed exceptionally well, due to the commitment of highly experienced people," said Hager. "We took advantage of many decades of experience, and that's why we were successful. I think it's a real tribute to the people involved."

Qual-Pro achieves UL 508A certification; can now build UL certified electrical panels

LOS ANGELES,LOS ANGELES, CA – March 13, 2011 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that the company was awarded UL 508A certification.  “Coupled with our other quality certifications, this achievement strengthens our ability to provide mission-critical electronics and electro-mechanical assemblies to our customers.  UL 508A certification is part of our differentiated service offering to customers.  We are now able to build UL certified enclosures for a large variety of commercial, industrial and military applications”, said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s Chief Executive Officer. 

UL508A certification means the company can build UL certified industrial control panel enclosures and industrial control panels for many uses including the safe storage and enclosure of:

  • Fuel equipment
  • Elevator control equipment
  • Crane equipment
  • Hoist control equipment
  • Service equipment
  • Marine equipment
  • Air conditioning equipment
  • Refrigeration equipment
  • Industrial machinery including:
  • Metalworking machines
  • Power press controls
  • Plastic injection molding machinery

This equipment typically consists of assemblies of two or more power circuit components, such as motor controllers, overload relays, fused disconnect switches and circuit breakers.  Alternatively, it might consist of control circuit components such as pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches, timers and control relays, or a combination of power and control circuit components, with associated wiring and terminals.

For a copy of the UL508A certificate, click the picture of the logo to the right.  For a copy of all of our quality certificates and licenses, please click here.

Qual-Pro achieves ITAR certification and AS9100 recertification

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LOS ANGELES,LOS ANGELES, CA – February 27, 2011 – Qual-Pro Corporation, an industry leading electronics manufacturing service provider for high-reliability, mission-critical electronics, today announced that the company was awarded ITAR certification and AS9100 recertification. These achievements are part of the company's commitment to reliability and quality in its manufacturing, engineering and procurement processes – they demonstrate the company’s commitment to providing outstanding, differentiated service to its customers.

Qual-Pro acquired ITAR registration with the US Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).  “ITAR compliance is part of our foundation of support for aerospace, defense and space customers.  It demonstrates that we conform to International Traffic in Arms Regulations under 22 CFR 120-130 and the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).  Companies receiving this certification demonstrate that they fully understand and comply with the AECA and ITAR as well as have controls in place to ensure compliance”, said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s Chief Executive Officer.

 

ITAR certification expresses the company's obligation to handle ITAR protected products while following all ITAR regulations.

 

Separately, Qual-Pro has been awarded recertification to the AS9100 International Aerospace Quality System Standard.  Continued AS9100 certification, the international standard for the aerospace and space sectors, reflects Qual-Pro’s commitment to world-class, comprehensive quality control system designed to ensure safe and reliable products that meet strict aviation requirements.

AS9100 recertification maintains Qual-Pro’s strong competitive position and standardized quality processes across all of its programs. “AS9100 recertification provides our customers with confidence in our ability to meet their rigorous, mission-critical manufacturing processes and quality requirements. The recertification is a reflection of the continuous effort and commitment made by Qual-Pro to provide products of the highest quality to support our customers’ success”, said Shane.  

For a copy of the AS9100 certificate, click the miniature picture of the certificate to the right.  For a copy of all of our quality certificates and licenses, please click here.

Qual-Pro appoints Bob Miller as Vice President Sales

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 5, 2011 – Qual-Pro today announced it has appointed Bob Miller as Vice President, Sales, effective immediately.  Reporting to Qual-Pro’s CEO, Brian Shane, Miller will be responsible for growing and managing the company’s sales organization.   

An internationally recognized sales and marketing leader, Miller brings more than 20 years of manufacturing and supply chain experience to Qual-Pro.

“We are very excited to have Bob join us.  His outstanding track record of leading sales teams at several of the most impactful companies in the electronics supply chain will be instrumental in our growth plans”, said Shane.  “Bob’s experience and relationships will bring a new dimension to our sales and marketing efforts.” 

Miller brings with him a wealth of industry experience.  Most recently, he was Vice President of North American Sales and Marketing at Team Precision, a publicly held Thailand-based Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider with 1,400 employees and operations on three continents. Before Team Precision, Bob was General Manager for Arrow Electronics, a $15B electronics distributor.   At Arrow, he led a $100M division with more than 240 accounts.  Before that, he was VP Sales and Marketing for CTS Corporation, a global EMS provider.  In that capacity, he managed a team of 25 sales people who secured over $80M in new business.  Bob also held multiple executive roles in sales and management over 14 years at Future Electronics.

“I am excited to join the Qual-Pro team.  They are a group dedicated to continuous improvement and ultra high quality.  Their high-reliability and mission-critical brand will allow us to build new relationships across several industries.  Those relationships will result in dramatic growth for Qual-Pro in 2011”, said Miller.

Qual-Pro’s electronics helped save this pilot’s life

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 30, 2010 – “Mission critical” and “high-reliability” are two terms that describe the concern and attention-to-detail Qual-Pro gives to products like ejection seat control electronics.  As seen in the video link below, Canadian Air Force Captain Brian Bews’ life was seconds from ending if his seat did not eject properly.  Qual-Pro had an important role in saving his life. His F/A-18 Hornet failed approximately 100 feet above the ground.  When he pulled the ejection handle, the electronics Qual-Pro built went in to action.  

“Ejection seat control electronics are one of the many types of aerospace and defense electronics we build.  From perimeter security devices for forward operating bases in Afghanistan to unmanned aerial vehicle sensors and from submarine electronics to rocket engine controllers, we are diligent about protecting those who protect us…on land, sea and air.” said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s Chief Executive Officer.

The obvious purpose of an ejection seat is pilot survival during an extreme emergency. The pilot typically experiences an acceleration of 12–14gs after pulling the ejection handle. Modern ejection seats are rocket powered enabling the pilot to clear the aircraft before a parachute is deployed.  For the F/A-18, they must work in conditions from ground level to 50,000 feet above the ground and from stationary to ~1,200 miles per hour.  Additionally, they must right the pilot in the event of a banked or inverted ejection, as was the case with Captain Bews. These extreme operating requirements translate into very complex electronics.

“Not everything we build is as complex and life saving as the electronics in ejection seats.  However, everything we build we build as if it were essential to our customers’ survival.  We treat all our products as if they were mission critical; our dedicated manufacturing team understands that.  Without our team’s attention to detail, we could not be our customers’ manufacturing arm.” continued Shane.

Qual-Pro Corporation announces its support of the Space and Missile Systems Center Workforce Development Program

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 16, 2010 – Qual-Pro hosted its first training event with the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to train SMC personnel in manufacturing and testing techniques for high reliability electronics in aerospace and defense.

“Quality and reliability are our foundation.  Qual-Pro, founded almost 40 years ago, was built on providing validation and testing services.  We grew organically into a full service manufacturer of mission-critical, high-reliability electronics based on customer demand.  It is a pleasure to share our manufacturing expertise with an organization like SMC.  The systems they manage are a good match with our capabilities because they require an extremely high level of reliability.” said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s CEO.

“We have invested significantly in our people, systems and facility to raise our capabilities.   Our customers, as typified by the companies that support the programs run by SMC, expect flawless execution and perfect quality; we are delivering that. 

It is a privilege and an honor to help those who protect our country.” said Shane.

For more information about the Space and Missile Systems Center, click here

Qual-Pro Corporation announces its Quick-Turn Center of Excellence

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 12, 2010 – Qual-Pro formally established a dedicated team and area of the factory focused on rapid delivery of customer assemblies.  

“After five months of tuning, we have organized the team, optimized the processes and configured the equipment to operate flawlessly in a quick-turn environment.  We are able to offer one, two, three, four and five day turns, even on weekends, “ said Brian Shane, Qual-Pro’s Chief Executive Officer. 

“Over the last several months, the Qual-Pro Rapid Response Team has executed on more than 30 turnkey, quick-turn requests.  Many of these requests included both Design For Manufacturing (DFM) and Design For Test (DFT) analyses.  Additionally, the company utilized its new, Acculogic Flying Scorpion FLS 810D flying probe tester to perform power-on, dual-sided diagnostics on most of these assemblies.  With our Rapid Response Team, new equipment and factory layout, we are optimized to deliver electronic assemblies quickly.  This service further differentiates Qual-Pro and strengthens our 40-year relationship with our customers; I am proud of what the team has accomplished in our quest to provide world-class service to them,” continued Shane.

Qual-Pro’s NPI activities go beyond traditional prototyping to include pilot and short-run manufacturing. To ensure a smooth and seamless transition, NPI support begins with the first dialog about manufacturing and adds value throughout every stage.  An experienced engineering team, focused on rapidly delivering products to market, supports our skilled and knowledgeable manufacturing experts.  Throughout the entire process the dedicated team mitigates risks to ensure smooth migration from prototype stage to ramp-up stage.