Making the Case for LPA Software
Layer 3: Let's Talk Results

3 Quality Leaders Discuss Management’s Role in a Successful LPA Program

You’ve learned the benefits of a robust layered process audit (LPA) program and seen the value of a digital solution.

Now, join a panel of quality leaders and process improvement experts from Tenneco, Stanley Black and Decker, and the Luminous Group as they discuss why layered process audits are management’s tool to verify compliance and the results you'll see from a successful LPA program.

Commit just 32 minutes to discover how fellow industry experts involve senior leadership and evaluate what it takes to be successful, including:

  • The ability to avoid expensive and time-consuming quality issues
  • Creating a culture of quality with top tips and tricks
  • Improve plant operations with better audit accuracy
  • Reduce quality escapes, scrap, and rework

The panelists, moderated by EASE, focused on management’s role in launching and optimizing an LPA program and the 5 most important results.

Tune in now for the final layer of the series Making the Case for LPA Software.

Presented in partnership with The Luminous Group.


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Senthil Raja Ramaswamy

Global Digital Quality Manager at Tenneco

Raja is the Global Digital Quality Manager of Tenneco, a leader there for nearly a decade, he is based in the greater Metro Detroit area.

In his tenure at Tenneco, he started in Quality before leading Continuous Improvement and is now responsible for digital quality. Previously he worked for Ethicon, J&J, manufacturing medical devices.

He earned his Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University – Go Tigers!


Fred Goedtel

Manufacturing Consultant at The Luminous Group

Fred Goedtel has an impressive 45-year career in the automotive industry – 28 years at General Motors, 12 years with FCA, and 5 years at Valiant. During those years, he held a variety of engineering/operation positions from Process Engineer to Vice President.

Fred received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and his master’s degree in Business Administration from Oakland University.

Currently, Fred is a Senior Consultant at The Luminous Group. He can be reached at [email protected].


Shiva Venkataraman

Senior Director – Advance Manufacturing at Stanley Black & Decker

Now the Senior Director – Advance Manufacturing at Stanley Black & Decker, Shiva has held various leadership roles in manufacturing globally at Dana Incorporated, GT Technologies, and Delphi.

To drive successful transformation, Shiva applies his cross-functional team leadership expertise with his passion for Lean manufacturing and quality excellence. His dedication to global quality and people development led his team being recognized with the prestigious Dana’s Diamond award multiple times.

He earned his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. Shiva is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and based in the Detroit Metropolitan Area.