SPI Lasers recruits new head of quality

The Southampton (UK) based fiber laser manufacturer SPI Lasers has recruited James Garland as its new Head of Quality, ensuring the company remains focused on its key goal of supplying customers with the highest quality fiber lasers on the market.

With an extensive background in Quality Engineering and Systems Management gained across a range of industries as well as an MSc in ‘Total Quality Management & Organisational Excellence’, James' expertise will enable SPI Lasers to continue its drive towards consistent improvements in quality, reliability and business process improvement throughout the whole organisation.

James will take on responsibility for Quality Systems, Product Compliance & Export Control, Product Quality & Reliability Engineering and Supplier Quality.

Tim Chalk, SPI Lasers COO stated: “I am delighted that James has joined the SPI Lasers team and am looking forward to capitalising on his considerable knowledge and expertise to enhance our product offerings.

Organisationally this role enhances the strong quality function that already exists within SPI but allows us to leverage our efforts through one team; meaning we can continue to focus on improved product quality and an enhanced customer experience, both of which are elements key to our core strategy.”

With the recent 40,000sq ft expansion of SPI’s manufacturing facility James’ role will quickly become instrumental to the continued success of this rapidly developing fiber laser designer and manufacturer.

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