Leadership Development Team

Miguel Gomez

Quality Program Manager

Miguel is a Quality Program Manager at The Center. In his role, Miguel manages and delivers training and implementation assistance for Quality and Environmental Management Systems. Miguel comes from a strong technical background in Quality operations management, utilizing his experience in the industry to assist companies with implementing management systems including ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949, ISO 14001 and Core Tools. Miguel has extensive knowledge of Quality standards, bringing with him a number of certifications which include:

  • Certified Lead Auditor in Automotive Quality System IATF 16949:2015 & IS0 9000:2015 
  • Exemplar Global Certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor with AIAG IATF 16949:2016 Supplier Auditor certification 
  • ASQ Certified Quality Auditor
  • AIAG Certified Specialist on APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, SPC & MSA Core Tools

In addition to Quality mentoring, Miguel also provides consulting in leadership development, helping clients build stronger skills with communication, time management and employee engagement. In previous roles, Miguel has been directly responsible for anywhere between five and 100 employees across multiple countries and facilities, providing him years of supervisory expertise to share with clients.

Professional Experience
Miguel has more than 30 years of experience in Quality, manufacturing and management positions in a variety of industries including automotive, electronics and plastics. Miguel previously worked as a Quality Assurance Manager at Federal Mogul, where his responsibilities included managing and maintaining Quality systems and certifications, implementing preventative and corrective actions to eliminate the root causes of poor quality and delivery problems, and working with Tier 1 suppliers whose clients included GM, Ford, Fiat, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo and Nissan. In the past, Miguel was employed at Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. as a Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager where he managed the Quality and Continuous Improvement programs for Caterpillar/AFSI facilities in both the U.S. and Europe, as well as supported initiatives in other facilities worldwide. Miguel also spent 10 years working for the Eaton Corporation as a Quality Systems/Operations Excellence Manager where he led strategic Quality planning and helped companies achieve certifications in ISO 9001, QS-9000, ISO/TS 16949, IATF 16949 and ISO 14001.

Education
Miguel has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Puerto Rico, in addition to a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.