korwinSteve Korwin

Senior Vice-President, Quality & Engineering

Mr. Korwin was appointed Senior Vice-President, Quality & Engineering in September 2009. In this role, he provides oversight to the business unit’s quality, engineering, and information technology systems and is a Six Sigma blackbelt, lean master, and experienced with ISO, D1, AS and TS Quality System deployment.  He joined Sparton in December 2008 as Group Vice-President, Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS). In that position, Mr. Korwin implemented and transformed the Company’s EMS business unit to a revitalized, profitable entity.

Before joining Sparton, Mr. Korwin was Vice-President, Quality & Engineering at Citation Corporation, a foundry, machining, and assembly company. He was charged with the company-wide implementation of Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma continuous improvement approaches, along with Citation’s production system targeted at improving operations, with additional responsibility for the design, implementation and maintenance of Citation’s corporate quality systems.

Previously, Mr. Korwin led a private die casting and machining firm, focusing on profit improvement through restructuring and the introduction of lean tools.  Prior to that, he worked at the sensing and control division of Honeywell for 16 years, where he held increasing engineering and profit and loss (P&L) management roles, including restructuring and M&A activity serving the automotive, industrial, commercial and aerospace/military markets.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and a Master of Science degree in management of technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.