Trish Priddy Named Vice President

Hollywood, MD – 22 March 2010 – Smartronix is pleased to announce the promotion of Trish Priddy to the position of Vice President, Quality Assurance.

Trish joined Smartronix in 1999 as an Acquisitions Specialist supporting the company’s purchasing and logistics requirements. During her tenure she has performed a variety of other duties, including: subcontracting, product sales and marketing, and supporting accounts payable and travel. Since 2003 Trish’s primary focus has been on developing and implementing Smartronix’ Quality Management System (QMS).

Building on the company’s long time philosophy of "sustained excellence through continuous improvement" Trish successfully led the organization’s registration to ISO 9001:2000 in January, 2005; followed by the CMMI® maturity level 3 rating in August, 2006. Since then she has continued to serve as the Quality Management Representative responsible for the maintenance and growth of the QMS, including: applying both ISO and CMMI principles to the Engineering Solutions-Products business unit, working closely with the purchasing department to achieve the "approved" Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) rating, and updating the ISO registration to 9001:2008.

Trish is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and has been a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) since 2007.