John Henry Edwards Dip. EE., C.Eng., MIEE, MIQA.

Personal Information

Nationality:

British - UK Citizen

Date of Birth

4th November 1941

Place of Birth:

Newport, Monmouthshire, UK

Marital status:

Married 30 years

Family

Two sons – both graduates

Health

Excellent

Driving Licence

Clean Licence – Own Car

Personal Profile

·    Experienced Quality Manager, recognised internationally.

· Electrical Engineer specialising in Power System Protection.

· Moved to Quality Assurance following a period of product support,

· Increasing responsibility for quality and the associated aspects of Software Quality,
      Quality Costing, Performance Measures, Product Safety and CE Marking.

· As Company representative for quality I have certified some 8 million products with a         reject rate of below 0.3%.

· General understanding of Electrical and Mechanical Metrology.

· Well travelled both on business and privately. (50+ countries).

· Responsible for departments of up to 120 people and £1 M+ budget.

· Prepared to work hours necessary to support Company employees world-wide.

· Able to communicate at all levels in the organisation.

· Diverse interests within and external to the Company.

 

Objective

Consultancy, or Short term Projects and Commissions, in the Electrical or Quality fields.

Possibly resolution of disputes between supplier and customer. Could assist in the introduction of Total Quality, Quality costing or customer satisfaction studies.

 

Personality

Confident and outgoing, with ability to communicate at all levels in an organisation. Prepared to take responsibility for a wide variety of professional and community activities. Believer in "People management by empowerment"

Experienced in International Travel and capable of dealing with a diversity of overseas contacts covering numerous cultural backgrounds.

Excellent command of English Language and considerable experience of documented systems. Able to provide innovative solutions and explain technical matters in a simple way to aid understanding by customers, employees and suppliers. This includes multimedia knowledge,

 

Significant

Achievements

· Implementation of ISO 9001 (including TickIT) in a major company.

· Considerable involvement in the achievement of ISO 14001

· Establishment of international links for quality systems

· Management of an Accredited NAMAS Laboratory

· Resolution of major problems with customers in Europe, Asia, Middle East, North and         South America, and Australia.

· Introduction of a Total Quality Programme

· Initiation of a "Licence to Inspect" scheme

· Frequently acts as an advisor to quality specialists in all continents

 

 

 

Summary of Qualifications

Chartered Electrical Engineer

Academic qualification plus verified experience.

Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Recognised as a Degree equivalent

 

Education

1960 – 1970 Stafford College of Technology, Stafford, UK
                        (now Staffordshire University)

                London University / IEE Pt 3 Electrical Engineering

1952 – 1960 St Julians High School, Newport, Monmouthshire

                9 "O" Level and 3 "A" Level subjects

 

Professional Experience

1991 -- 2000

Quality Manager

ALSTOM T&D P&C Ltd

1987 -- 1991

Quality Control Manager

GEC ALSTOM P&C

1980 -- 1987

Inspection Services Manager

GEC Measurements

1978 – 1980

Chief Q A Engineer

GEC Measurements

1977 – 1978

Quality Assurance Engineer

GEC Measurements

1973 – 1977

Development Section Leader

English Electric Co

1965 – 1973

Relay Development Engineer

English Electric Co

1960 -- 1965

Student Apprentice

English Electric Co

Lectures and Publications

Numerous lectures given on both Technical and Quality related subjects in UK, Europe, Middle East, India and the Far East.

Various published articles including an ERA presentation entitled "Quality of Protection Protecting Quality of Supply" and an IQA published Lecture "Computers in Quality Assurance".

Additional professional activities

Involvement with IEE and IQA Local Branches.

Recent IQA lecture on "QUENSH" Quality, Environment, Safety & Health.

Professional Memberships

Corporate Member:     Institution of Electrical Engineers

Corporate Member:     Institute of Quality Assurance

Languages

French (Fluent)             German (Threshold)

Community Activities

Group Scout Leader

School Governor

Squire Stafford Morris

Youth Club Advisor

Chairman Village Hall Committee

Barn Dance Caller

Freeman of Stafford

Accredited ‘Fool’

References

(by arrangement)

Mr R B Millar

Director, ALSTOM T&D Protection & Control Ltd.

Rev T Fox  

Rector of Church Eaton, Stafford.

Mr K Ganesh

Country Resource Deployment Manager - India

Interests and activities

Video Production

Web Site Creation

Piano Accordion

Computer Projects

Folk Dancing

Caravanning

National Trust

Local History

Accreditations

Approval Liaison Engineer for BABT (British Approvals Board for Telecommunications).

Experienced Supplier Assessor (non-registered)