Bend Plating is pleased to announce the designation of our Quality Manager, Tom Himstreet, as Automotive Industry Action Group Core Tools Certified (AIAG Certified). This highly regarded certification is required by automotive industry Original Equipment Manufacturers. AIAG certifications are indicative of a highly capable and highly qualified production part supplier.
Tom Himstreet is AIAG Certified
Tom’s recent certifications include: Advanced Production Quality Planning (APQP)/Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), and Statistical Process Control (SPC). These advanced quality tools enable Bend Plating to maintain a highly capable Quality Management System and produce acceptable production parts for highly demanding and highly regulated industries.
Tom is a graduate of Oregon State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. After graduating he spent many years flying jets for the US Navy. Then he returned to Oregon to start a second career close to family and friends.
Bringing out the best in people, equipment, and processes in support of organizational goals has been Tom’s focus for years. His ever-changing hobbies include math tutoring, robotics team mentoring, and search and rescue operations with the US Civil Air Patrol. He enjoys a variety of athletics as well as raising his two teenagers.
About Our Team
At Bend Plating, Tom takes part in every aspect of quality management. He has a focus on establishing a quality management system appropriate for Bend Plating that instills confidence in customers. Parts produced at Bend Plating meet or exceed customer expectations for quality, performance, and on-time delivery.
That goes for every aspect of this quality management system. It includes personnel, training, facilities, equipment, processes, customer feedback, material handling, and documentation. We are proud to have Tom as a member of our Bend Plating team, and we look forward to the opportunities that are now possible because he is AIAG certified.