Smithers Quality Assessments names new GM, quality manager

Smithers Quality Assessments names new GM, quality manager

Aaron Troschinetz is general manager for North America and Brian Keckler is quality manager.

March 17, 2017
Edited by Eric Brothers
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Akron, Ohio – Smithers Quality Assessments (SQA), has hired Aaron Troschinetz as general manager for North America and Brian Keckler as quality manager.

Troschinetz will work directly with clients, focusing on how to provide them with the highest level of service. Keckler will oversee the quality management system, focusing on each sector of Smithers' third party services, as well as the company's internal processes.

"We conducted a rigorous search to fill our general manager position, and Aaron brings a wealth of industry, commercial, process, and leadership experience to our organization," said Jeannette Preston, president, SQA North America. "Brian's history of working with oversight offices, along with his attention to detail, made him an ideal fit as a quality manager."

Troschinetz has more than 16 years of experience in the automotive, aerospace, and information technology industries, previously working with Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, SAI Global, and NSF International. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University.

Keckler joins SQA after 25 years with SAI Global. As automotive sector technical manager, Keckler oversaw the global scheme for the company in the TS 16949 standard and ensured compliance with the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Ohio Northern University.

Source: The Smithers Group