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Ecliptek's Thomas A. Culhane Receives ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer

July 8, 2009
Milwaukee, WI – The Certification Board of the American Society for Quality is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Culhane, Vice President of Quality Assurance at Ecliptek Corporation, has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ CQE). As such, Mr. Culhane has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of quality engineering principles and practices.
"On behalf of Ecliptek’s entire staff, I would like to congratulate Tom for earning this very prestigious certification," declared Cary B. Rosen, President and CEO of Ecliptek Corporation. "Throughout his 17 year career at Ecliptek, Tom has elevated our company through his leadership and we are extremely proud of his achievements."
A Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) is a professional who understands the principles of product and service quality, evaluation, and control. In order to sit for the CQE examination, a candidate must have at least eight years of training and on-the-job experience in one or more areas of quality, with a minimum of three years in a decision-making position. CQEs develop and implement quality systems, plan, control and monitor product and process quality, use reliability and risk management tools, and apply a wide spectrum of quantitative analyses to resolve quality issues. To learn more about ASQ’s Certified Quality Engineer program, visit http://www.asq.org/certification/quality-engineer/.
"ASQ provides certification as a way to provide formal recognition to professionals who have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality techniques and practices in their job and career," explains Roberto Saco, President, American Society for Quality. “This is a great accomplishment and, although not a formal registration or licensure, it represents a high level of peer recognition."
The American Society for Quality, www.asq.org, has been the world's leading authority on quality for more than 60 years. With more than 90,000 individual and organizational members, the professional association advances learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results, and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide. ASQ has been the sole administrator of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award since 1991. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., ASQ is a founding partner of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), a prominent Quarterly economic indicator, and also produces the Quarterly Quality Report.
About Ecliptek
Founded in 1987, Ecliptek has become a leading supplier of frequency control products to the electronics industry. Ecliptek provides unparalleled quality, complete engineering support, excellent customer service and innovative products to their OEM customers and distributors worldwide. Complete information on company operations or any of Ecliptek's quality frequency control devices can be obtained by calling 1-800-ECLIPTEK or by visiting Ecliptek's internet site at www.ecliptek.com. The company's Email address is sales@ecliptek.com.