Rocky Pinheiro joins PennEngineering as global vice president of quality

Rocky Pinheiro has joined PennEngineering as global vice president of quality, it was announced by the company. Pinheiro will be responsible for driving enterprise-wide quality systems improvement, excellence, and evolution and will function as a corporate source matter expert with PennEngineering’s established quality teams in each plant and selling organisation.


Pinheiro additionally will serve as a resource for the various implementations of third-party quality registrations, most importantly efforts to implement IATF16949, one of the automotive industry’s most widely used international standards for quality management. He also will become involved with all forms of third-party compliance requests and will lead the Company’s Quality Metrics and Measurement and Global Sustainability Initiative.


Pinheiro has significant experience and expertise in the quality arena.  He most recently served as vice president of quality at Acument Global Technologies, a multi-location global manufacturer of automotive fasteners. Prior to that, he led Lean Implementation for the six-site Detroit Medical Centre and has held relevant roles over the years with Johnson Controls and Fiat Chrysler North America.


Pinheiro holds a Ph.D. in Organisational Management from Capella University, an M.B.A. from University of Detroit Mercy, and a B.A. Degree from Cal State Northridge.


Headquartered in Danboro, PA, USA, and founded in 1942, PennEngineering is a global leader in the fastening industry with technical and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, and Asia supported by a worldwide network of authorised engineering representatives and distributors.

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