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FUTEK’s Thomas Bowles and Maria SanFilippo Receive ASQ Quality Auditor Certifications
Release Date: 07/18/16

IRVINE, Calif.: FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is proud to announce that Thomas Bowles and Maria SanFilippo have completed the recertification requirements to be named ASQ-Certified Quality Auditors (ASQ CQA).

Thomas Bowles is the Director of Quality Assurance at FUTEK. He oversees the quality, training, and safety operations for the company. Maria SanFilippo has been a member of the FUTEK Quality Assurance team for over five years. The FUTEK Quality Team oversees the QA for every major sensor program, including the development of sensors for the NASA Mars Rover Curiosity program.

In order to receive ASQ CQA certification, individuals must demonstrate their proficiency and comprehension of auditing principles and practices. Certified Quality Auditors are able to analyze all elements of a quality system and evaluate whether a system is able to adhere to the criteria of industrial management, quality evaluation, and control systems.

Thomas and Maria

"Earning an ASQ certification is more than a great accomplishment - it's a formal recognition of professionals that they have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality practices in their field," said ASQ Chair Cecilia Kimberlin. "This distinction represents an investment in one’s future and provides a competitive advantage to those who earn ASQ certifications."

Over 190,000 individuals have received ASQ certification since the first examination was administered in 1968. In order to qualify for the examination, an individual must have at least eight years of work in the Quality field.

About ASQ: The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is a global society dedicated to providing continued training, professional certifications, and knowledge to Quality Assurance professionals. ASQ members strive to transform corporations, organizations, and communities by solving and addressing critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., and has national service centers in China, India, and Mexico. Find out more about ASQ at

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