Pat Smith

Lead of Aerospace & Defense | Supplier Quality Management Strategies

With over 32 years of experience in an OEM automotive environment, Pat’s focus is on achieving results through customer-oriented focus and team-based problem solving. He a person who thrives in high-pressure and fast-paced situations, strives for positive results through the application of his product knowledge and troubleshooting abilities. He possesses expertise in program launch, quality management systems, automotive technology systems, and an aptitude for optimizing performance and motivating teams.

In his experience Pat has managed and held oversight to numerous:

  • Powertrain program engine/transmission launches for Ford, GM, FCA, Cummins and Mercury Marine
  • OEM quality representatives in US, Canada, EU and Mexico for OEM engine and transmission plants.
  • Ford Q1/GM BIQS for OEM suppliers, multiple plants.
  • IATF16949/ISO9001 QMS systems.
  • PPM and sort cost reductions.
  • Purchasing and supply chain suppliers for Tier 1 and 2 companies.