MISSION VIEJO, Calif., August 3, 2017—Ease, Inc. hosted the first annual Beacon User Summit last week in Novi, Michigan, bringing together quality professionals from many of today’s leading automotive and aerospace suppliers. This year’s event focused on sharing strategies and practical tips for creating a culture of quality, including how companies can get more from their layered process audit (LPA) programs.

Session highlights included a lively customer panel discussion, keynote talk by Nic Minbiole and a presentation on upcoming releases of Beacon layered process audit (LPA) software. The User Summit also featured in-depth training with Q&A, as well as the opportunity to share feedback with Ease.

“It was a great chance for our customers to get together and learn how other companies use LPAs to support quality culture,” says Eric Stoop, Ease CEO. “We really take to heart the suggestions and input we get from our customers, and we look forward to incorporating that feedback as we continuously improve Beacon.”

Attendees included quality leaders from companies such as:

  • Eaton Aerospace
  • Mahle
  • Mubea
  • Continental
  • CAE
  • The Luminous Group
  • Guardian Industries
  • Gestamp
  • Wolverine Advanced Materials
  • Federal Mogul
  • Tenneco
  • Dana

Murray Sittsamer of The Luminous Group, whose team helps companies implement LPAs, led the customer panel discussion focused on LPA best practices. Panel participants were Keith Mayer, Director of Quality for Eaton Aerospace; Rakuya Artis, Plant Manager at Mahle; and Ali Rizwan, Director of Quality at Continental.

“The customer panel discussion was undoubtedly one of the highlights,” Stoop says. “Hearing about the results companies are achieving makes everything we do worth it, and we’re excited that other customers were able to learn from their successes.”

Nic Minbiole, VP of Global Engineering, Technology and Operations at CAE, gave the keynote talk on developing a culture of quality. He presented several compelling case studies from his tenure at industry giants Airbus, Nissan and Tesla.

The Beacon Roadmap session focused on what customers can expect in upcoming releases, including corrective action tools and an enhanced reporting engine slated for the end of September.

“Our new platform will make it easier for users to share layouts, panels and entire pages of reports,” says Stoop. “We’re also working on ways to support non-LPA scenarios like ISO audits and EHS audits.”

To learn more about LPA or to schedule a free demo of Beacon, visit www.ease.io.

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