Contact: John Yezback
Organization: Drake Enterprises Inc.
Phone Number: 586.783.3009 x517

Drake names new Senior Quality Assurance Manager

Clinton Township, MI

Drake Enterprises (DEI) a leading-edge auto and heavy truck torque transferring product supplier to Fiat Chrysler, Eaton and IFA Rotorion, today announced it has named Kerry Goodwin it’s new Senior Quality Assurance Manager.

Kerry Goodwin joined DEI in November of 2017. He comes to Drake with over 30 years of Automotive, Defense and Biomedical Quality Assurance experience. Most recently, he was Director of Quality for Lapeer Industries and he has also served as a consulting resource to GM, Ford and FCA. Adept at Supplier Quality Development he has utilized proactive and reactive management of supplier quality, focused on educating, training and improving management of supplier quality processes. He has been a primary contact on Quality System Audits including ISO, IATF, PPAP, PCP, FMEA, APQP, MSA, and Top Focus. He chaired the General Motors Controlled Shipping, Quality Systems Basics and APQP Launch Assessment Steering Committees.

Kerry is very knowledgeable in Total Quality Assurance methods and has a proven ability in Quality Systems and Procedures development. Experienced in Process and Product development he has a strong working knowledge of precision tools, gauging equipment, machine shop machinery, blueprint reading and mechanical design, says Nate Stemple, President of Drake Enterprises.

We’re pleased to have Kerry join the Drake team and bring his knowledge of ISO 9001, IATF-16949, ISO-13485, ISO -17025, ISO 14001, AIAG and IATF protocol and methodology, QSA, QSR, DOE, SPC, Error-proofing, Lean, WCM, Six Sigma, Shainin, Red X, 8 Discipline, Five Phase, and Quality Network Problem Solving, stated Keith Stemple Executive VP of DEI. In the defense industry, he has dealings and direct knowledge of the DOD, AS 9100, AECA, ITAR, DDTC, FAR, and DCMA.

Headquartered in Clinton Township Mi., Drake has been in business over 65 years and is planning for significant growth in the years to come. Drake Enterprises was recently recognized by Chrysler as a role model supplier achieving “Perfect Quality” as measured by their quality matrix. Drake is currently one of the top suppliers of high-quality transmission components for FCA’s Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler and Pacifica Hybrid vehicles.