Cedric Ridgeway, Bardons & Oliver’s Quality Control Manager, ensures that our product meets or exceeds our customers’ standards.
Q: How long have you been in quality control? Where did you get your start?
A: I officially started my career in quality in 1999, when I was promoted to Quality Manager. I had years of experience in machining, inspection, and CNC programming, but no training in quality disciplines. My first project as quality manager was to work with the entire staff to develop a formal quality management system and achieve ISO 9000 certification of that system. With the help of others within the company and an outside consultant, we were certified. During that time I received quite an education in systems, processes, and documentation. An ASQ course in quality engineering was very helpful. Much of what I needed to know came from my shop training and experience.