QCMI is pleased to announce it won the 2015 #1 Healthiest Company Award in the Small Company Category (1 to 100 employees) sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal for the second consecutive year (2014 and 2015). In 2013 it ranked #5 in the competition (see below). From the beginning of its formal wellness program in 2012, QCMI has achieved positive results in improving employee wellness, as well as reducing costs associated with health care and absenteeism. Photo: Bob Grande seen on stage accepting the #1 Healthiest Company Award. Photo Credit: Bob Thompson (c) 2014 Fotowerks.
QCMI received the 2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year Award in the 51-150 employee category from the San Diego Business Journal on April 3, 2014. The company was recognized as one of San Diego’s outstanding family-owned companies, based on its longevity, sustained growth and community involvement in the San Diego region. Left to Right: Garet Robison, Bill Grande, Jeff Grande, Bob Grande, Tom Grande (Doug Grande not shown). Photo Credit: Bob Thompson (c) 2014 Fotowerks
QCMI was named the 2013 #5 Healthiest Company in the Small Business Category by the San Diego Business Journal. The award honors forward-thinking companies that have created new models for employee health which includes a commitment to comprehensive health care, fitness and community service. (Left to Right) Rick Urban, Becky Quinn, Chad Macias, Bob and Sheri Grande, Eric Spencer, and Jerry Bauer. Photo Credit: Bob Thompson (c) 2013 Fotowerks.
In addition, QCMI received a 2013 Healthy Employer Award from sponsors eUnitedHealthcare and the San Diego Chargers. Along with the Healthy Employer title, QCMI won thirty tickets (valued at $600) to the November 10, 2013 Denver Broncos / San Diego Chargers game at Qualcomm Stadium. QCMI also was recognized on San Diego’s Rock 105.3 radio for their commitment to providing a healthy workplace for their employees.
CEO William “Bob” Grande was named the 2012 Santee Person of the Year by the Santee Chamber of Commerce.
According to the chamber, the leader of the Santee-based precision manufacturer was chosen because he’s created a company that uses “sophisticated and technologically innovative equipment while providing jobs to our local citizens.” His vision for local economic development has supported that of the local Santee Chamber of Commerce. With Grande’s leadership QCMI has helped local high-school students, the unemployed and returning Vets with training and good jobs. His generosity reaches out to the local community through school donations, adopt-a-family programs and facility tours.
Photo Credit: Santee Patch.
COO / CFO Rick Urban won the San Diego Business Journal’s 2013 CFO of the Year Award in the small privately-held company category. The San Diego Business Journal hosted its seventh annual awards program to honor the men and women who are the financial stewards of San Diego’s business, government and nonprofit sectors.
Event sponsors present Urban with CFO Award. (Left to Right) Andres Maudel of Oracle, Maggie Osburn of Intercare Insurance Solutions, Rick Urban of QCMI and Chris Allen of Deloitte. Photo credit: Bob Thompson ©2013 Fotowerks
At the 2013 San Diego East County Chamber Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration, the chamber recognized East County’s outstanding companies. QCMI received the 2012 Manufacturing & Construction Award based on its contributions and involvement in the local community.
Becky Burgstiner, Immediate Past Chair/Acting Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors, presented QCMI COO / CFO Rick Urban with the award and a proclamation from the California State Assembly. Photo Credit: Ron Cook Media.
Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc. is pleased to announce it received the 2012 San Diego BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in the 25-to-99 Employee Category. The 15th annual awards luncheon was held on Dec. 4 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center. As a winner QCMI’s entry will be forwarded to the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the parent organization for the BBB network, to compete in the international competition.
QCMI Team Members – Left to Right: Ron Ashby, Becky Quinn, Tommy Grande, Billy Grande, Bob Grande, Sheri Grande, Jeff Grande, Howie Lawrence, Ray Goetz, and Rick Urban. Photo Credit: On Location Photo Pros.
QCMI was named the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management (SD SHRM) 2012 Workplace Excellence Awards’ Marble Winner in the Under 150 Employee Category | Small Business.
CEO Bob Grande and HR Manager, Becky Quinn, PHR accepting the WEA Marble Winner Award.
The 13th Anniversary of the Workplace Excellence Award’s was held on Nov. 7 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. QCMI was recognized as one of San Diego’s outstanding workplaces based on the employees’ nomination and its Education / Training Competitive Workforce Initiative HR practices.
“The prestigious Marble WEA Medallion award is external validation of QCMI’s excellent HR practices and of QCMI’s position in San Diego as an excellent place to work,” said HR Manager Becky Quinn. “Yes, this is the ‘Oscars of HR’ and it’s with great pride we accept the honor for our team’s community and company-wide achievements.”
The award recognition was based on the percentage increase in revenue between fiscal years 2009 and 2011. With a reported 63.04 percent growth, QCMI ranked 68.
“We welcome the trend of U.S. manufacturing gaining ground – bringing jobs on shore. The pride our employees have in our products is one of the reasons QCMI is one of San Diego’s fastest growing companies,” said CEO Bob Grande upon receipt of the honor. (Left to Right) QCMI attendees and their guests at the July 12, 2012 FGC event. Left to Right, Haley Howe, Tommy Grande, Bob Grande, Tim McDougal, Sheri Grande, Rick Urban, Natalie Grande, Doug Grande, Serena Urban, Becky Quinn, Kelly Grande and Billy Grande. Photo Credit: Bob Thompson ©2011 Fotowerks
At QCMI corporate headquarters on June 20, 2012, Hamilton Sundstrand executives awarded QCMI CEO Bob Grande with the prestigious United Technologies UTC Supplier Gold award for excellence in performance from September 13, 2010 to September 13, 2011. This occasion marked the third consecutive year QCMI achieved this significant honor.
QCMI is one of only a few complex machining companies in the United States to achieve UTC Supplier Gold over five consecutive years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013). Using stringent criteria, the program acknowledges a supplier for their exceptional performance over at least 12 consecutive months.
(Left to Right) Hamilton Sundstrand’s Kelly Householder, Matt Jewett, Art Icban, and Jeff Devenberg made the formal presentation to QCMI CEO Bob Grande and COO Rick Urban on June 20, 2012 at QCMI headquarters.
The UTC Supplier Gold process is a method for aligning and linking the entire value stream around customer-focused metrics. One of the key benefits of the process is the facilitation and acceleration of performance improvements. The rigorous criteria address the applicant’s quality, delivery, lean practices and customer satisfaction. In achieving UTC Supplier Gold status, QCMI joins an elite group from multiple industries who supply UTC businesses.
“Supplier Gold is a tremendous privilege and responsibility,” said QCMI founder Bob Grande. “It’s crucial we continue to use Lean principles and Six Sigma Methodology to retain Supplier Gold status. Our ongoing focus is on achieving maximum value by eliminating waste in all processes while reducing cycle times to meet market demands.”
On February 10, 2012, CEO Bob Grande received the Santee Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Business Leadership Award. The chamber awards celebration was held at the Barona Resort and Casino.
Grande was recognized for his business leadership. His vision for local economic development has paralleled that of the local Santee Chamber of Commerce for the last 33 years. QCMI currently has over 95 employees. Over 40 percent of the employees have been with QCMI for over 14 years, with 60 percent residing in the East County region.
On December 8, 2011 Bob Grande, CEO of Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc. was named the Most Admired CEO in the Medium-Sized Family Owned Business category by the San Diego Business Journal.
Nominated by California Bank & Trust, Bob was honored as a Most Admired CEO for his exceptional vision and leadership of Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc. In addition the judges recognized Bob’s more than 33 years of contributions to his award-winning family-owned company, employees, customers and the San Diego community.
Over the years, Bob Grande has brought his four sons into the business: Doug Grande, Business Development; Bill Grande, Second Shift Supervisor; Jeff Grande Quality Manager / Lean Coordinator; and Tommy Grande, Production and Planning. Bob and his is team have created a corporate culture that resembles a family of more than 95. The entire company applauds Bob and is honored to have him as their Most Admired CEO!
Award-winning CEO Bob Grande
With His Four Sons at San Diego Business Journal Awards Event
(Left to Right: Bill Grande, Jeff Grande, Bob Grande, Doug Grande and Tommy Grande) Photo Credit:Bob Thompson © 2011 Fotowerks
Hamilton Sundstrand’s Dennis Mayhew Presents QCMI’s First UTC Supplier Gold Award to QCMI’s Bob Grande on August 27, 2009
A open house media event was held at the QCMI corporate headquarters to celebrate QCMI’s first of five UTC Supplier Gold awards.
QCMI Company Awards and Certifications
1991 Total Quality Performance Award from Hamilton Sundstrand
1992 Subcontractor of the Year Award from Hamilton Sundstrand
1992 Excellent Quality and Performance Award from Hamilton Sundstrand
1994 through 2000 Quality Machined Parts Supplier from Solar Turbines
2003 to Present Awarded ISO 9001 / AS 9100 Certification
2007 to Present Nadcap Accreditation for Nondestructive Testing
2008 Nominated by Hamilton Sundstrand for UTC Supplier Gold Process
2008 UTC Supplier Gold Designation / United Technologies Corp.
2009 Re-certification of UTC Supplier Gold Designation / United Technologies Corp.
2010 Re-certification of UTC Supplier Gold Designation / United Technologies Corp.
2011 ITAR Registered
2011 BBB Accredited Business with A+ Rating with BBB – Better Business Bureau of San Diego
2011 Re-certification of UTC Supplier Gold Designation / United Technologies Corp.
2012 One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies Inc. 500 | 5000 List Inc. Magazine
2012 One of San Diego’s Fastest Growing Private Companies – San Diego Business Journal Top 100 List
2012 San Diego Society for Human Resource Management (SD SHRM) Workplace Excellence Awards Marble Winner in the Under 150 Employee Category | Small Business
2012 San Diego BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in the 25-99 Employee Category
2012 Re-certification of UTC Supplier Gold Designation / United Technologies Corp.
2013 San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Manufacturing & Construction Award
2013 #5 Healthiest Company in the Small Business Category by the San Diego Business Journal
2013 Re-certification of UTC Supplier Gold Designation / United Technologies Corp.
2013 One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies Inc. 500 | 5000 List Inc. Magazine
2013 Healthy Employer Award from UnitedHealthcare and the San Diego Chargers.
2014 #1 Healthiest Company in the Small Business Category by the San Diego Business Journal
2014 USA Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Agency Certificate.
2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year in the 51-150 Employee Category by the San Diego Business Journal
2015 #1 Healthiest Company in the Small Business Category by the San Diego Business Journal
Management & Employee Awards and Certifications
COO / CFO Rick Urban – 2013 Top CFO of the Year Award in the Small Privately-held Company Category San Diego Business Journal
CEO Bob Grande – 2012 Santee Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year Award
PHR Manager, Becky Quinn – Featured in March 2012 San Diego Daily Transcript Women In History
CEO Bob Grande – 2012 Business Leadership Award
by Santee Chamber of Commerce
CEO Bob Grande – Most Admired CEO
by San Diego Business Journal Medium-Sized Family Owned Business Category
CEO / President: ITO University Certificate (HS)
COO: B.A. Accounting, Risk Management & Insurance
Human Resources Manager: Certified Professional in Human Resources
Quality Manager: Process Certification (HS)
Sr. Inspector: Process Certification (HS) / ASQ Certified Mech. Inspector
Shift Supervisor: Six Sigma Black Belt (Solar Turbines)
Lean Coordinator: ITO University certificate (HS) / Six Sigma Black Belt (Solar Turbines) / Process Certification (HS)
Manufacturing Engineering: Society of Automotive Engineers Award / ITO University certificate (HS)
Quality Supervisor: Spirit of Excellence Award (McDonald Douglas) / Presidents Award ( McDonald Douglas ) / Total Quality Management (General Electric) / Industrial Supervision (SDSU) /
Manufacturing Management (SDSU)