18 June 2018
CST Global has appointed John Kane as Quality and Supply Chain Manager. John is responsible for the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) at its site in Blantyre, Glasgow, and reports into the senior management team. The QMS scope includes all 3” and 4” wafer fabrication and test processes and is a requirement for supplying world-class customers operating in the data centre, cloud and telecommunications markets.
John explains the critical nature of his role:
ISO 9001:2015 is the highest quality standard available for company processes. It impacts the entire business and it requires all staff to take responsibility for their individual part in the process. My role includes developing our existing business systems and processes through Continuous Improvement, which I will extend to our key subcontractors. I will also maintain the management, production and test processes necessary for improved communication and control, both within and outside the company. It is a complex and competitive market with an integrated supply chain, so I must also take responsibility for business risk management. The effective implementation of ISO 9001:2015 gives our customers total confidence in the quality of our products.
John brings over 20 years of semiconductor experience to CST Global in quality, engineering, management and commercial roles. His quality management experience includes supplier, product and customer quality process implementation to exacting AS9100 and TS16949 standards. He is also ISO9001:2015 Lead Auditor qualified and has led cross-functional teams for continuous improvement, process qualification, NPI and production transfer projects in Tier 1, semiconductor and electronics manufacturing companies.
John has held senior quality, engineering and account management positions in Spirit Aerosystems, Jabil, Sumco Europe Sales, MEMC UK, EKC Technology and Motorola.
John holds an Applied Physics with Semiconductor Electronics degree. When he is not at work, John, who was born and bred in Hamilton near the CST Global office, plays 5-a-side; is an avid music festival goer; and enjoys travel and trekking in exotic locations.