The manufacturing sector is one of the most important sectors of all economies in the world. It is the pillar of the growth of any nation. Without a strong manufacturing sector, the development of any country cannot be wholesome and sustainable. It is only possible to provide superior products to the customers with a developed manufacturing industry, and the importance of quality engineers in creating such high-quality products cannot be emphasized enough. The role such quality engineers play in creating superior products is very significant.
Audie L. Chapman, II is one such quality assurance specialist who has made an overall impact in the manufacturing industry through his business strategies and overall leadership capabilities in finding solutions to the necessary problems that may occur during manufacturing production. He says, “when those problems occur, one has to be a great leader to solve them.” He is a strong quality assurance professional with Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Grantham University.
With his profound knowledge and exemplary quality assurance skills, Audie has been instrumental in the growth of Bristol Metals, LLC (BRISMET). As a Quality Control Engineer at Bristol, he performs and implements quality assurance evaluations to ensure quality control. The company offers one of the most diverse product lines in the industry. From large diameters to gauge walls and pipe schedules to the broadest list of alloys produced and stocked in North America, it can offer one-stop shopping, customer commitment, and short lead times.
At Insights Success, we caught up with Audie L. Chapman, II, to know more about his journey and how he has contributed to the manufacturing industry.
Below are the highlights of the interview:
Brief our audience about your journey as an influential business leader. What challenges you had to overcome to reach where you are today?
My career journey as a Quality Engineer has been like any other Engineers in the manufacturing field, we are always in high demand and in a fast-paced environment. The biggest challenge I had to overcome is the ability to adapt to change at a moment’s notice. Manufacturing is such a fast-paced sector to where things change by the minute down to the second. You must be ready for the change or else you will be late!
Tell us something more about your company and its mission and vision.
Bristol Metals, LLC has been an industry leader in stainless, duplex, super duplex, 6 moly, nickel alloy and titanium welded steel pipe manufacture since 1941. Our mission is to provide superior quality products to our customers while meeting our management principal standards.
Describe in detail the values and the work culture that drives your organization.
One Big value that drives our company is our overall teamwork, our commitment to Quality products, and service to our customers. Without a great team none of those values would be accomplished and met.
Undeniably, technology is playing a significant role in almost every sector. How are you leveraging technological advancements to make your company’s solutions resourceful?
Innovation is key to any business and plays a huge role in our Manufacturing sector. We embrace innovation to our quality efforts such as the use of High precision measurement tools in our Engineering labs and also innovation of keeping our workers safe during work hours.
If given a chance, what change would you like to bring in your industry?
The one change I would bring is to Highlight more manufacturing career awareness to young students. Many students are unaware about the great long term career opportunities that a manufacturing career has to offer. If given the opportunity in the future I would like to hold student shadow programs with our employees and company. Also, a student job fair with information on how to obtain employment for the future.
What advice would you like to give to budding leaders and entrepreneurs?
My advice would be “ Always be on Time”! When you are on time that’s means you are dependable and being dependable goes a very long way.
Where do you envision yourself to be in the long run and what are your future goals for your company?
My story is still being written. I know nothing is promised but I see myself finding new ways and new innovative ideas for our manufacturing processes.