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John M. Cachat


John M. Cachat is a Business Development Executive, with over 40 years of experience in the Operational Excellence and Enterprise Quality Management. Cachat focused his career on reducing costs and reducing risk with business improvements via Supply Chain Enterprise Information Systems, specifically focusing on the strategy for leveraging existing investment in ERP, PLM, MES, CRM, QMS and other legacy systems.

Cachat’s expertise and knowledge started during his co-op with General Motors, where he worked every hourly position in the plant before spending time in the front offices. After graduate school, Cachat managed a major United States Air Force (USAF) research project that focused on the non-financial and non-inventory related business processes. This work was precedented for its time in quality management standards, existing prior to any of the mainstream current quality management standards, such as ISO9000, IATF16949, AS9100, ISO1348, GMP, GLP and GSP.

Cachat delivers at a high level of business acumen to a variety of industries, including manufacturing, government, healthcare, and software organizations. Cachat was part of the IAQG AS9145 deployment team that is driving the aerospace APQP/PPAP effort. He was also known to be the project manager with AIAG, similarly focused on the automotive supply chain.

Cachat was the Chairman and Founder of an international quality management software company founded in 1988, which was started as a commercial spin-off from a Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) Technology Modernization grant. Cachat holds a MSIE degree from Texas A&M University. He paved the way for international quality management companies by building his brand, being recognized for Top 100 fast growing Aggie owned companies. Cachat also holds a BSIE degree from Kettering University (General Motors Institute) and was awarded achievements in both the Entrepreneur of the Year and Outstanding Management Achievement awards.

Cachat is sought after for his subject matter expertise, by large company board rooms to the owners of small companies, due to his profound strategic vision and technical competency. He is described as “responsive, open minded and easy to do business with. John is a man of his word, can be trusted in any situation, and is synonymous with Integrity.”

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