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Quality Assurance Employee Spotlight: Eva King

Quality Assurance Employee Spotlight: Eva King

Eva King has dedicated much of her career to Quality Assurance, having worked in the aircraft industry, the construction trade and with military contractors before joining GPI in 1998. Having raised three children while attending classes and working 6-7 days a week, GPI’s 40 hour work week was largely enticing.   

The Quality Assurance department has evolved since Eva originally started at GPI, when only two inspectors worked in all departments – primarily she tended to receiving, but she also dealt with assembly problems and machine shop inspections.   

Currently, Eva handles non-conforming products and materials, as well as UL inspections. Additionally, she checks parts, does stock checks and various other tasks.  While there is no such thing as a “typical day” in QA, Eva finds that when new things pop up – which they inevitably will – it keeps her job interesting.   

In her experience, Eva finds that because inspections are primarily dealing with mistakes, if mistakes upset someone, QA is probably not a good fit. In her words,  

The most effective inspectors I’ve encountered, minimize the cost & disruptions of mistakes by: 

  • Employing tactics that prevent mistakes or ensure early detection.  
  • Responding when people express concerns or point out problems. 
  • Keeping the focus on the mistake, rather than the individuals involved. 
  • Write concise descriptions of the discrepant material &/or assembly issue. 

GPI is truly fortunate to have Eva, with her vast knowledge and experience. 

In her free time, Eva has many “amateur hobbies” - furniture refinishing, crocheting, knitting, needlepoint, jewelry making, sewing, quilting, genealogy research. She loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren, as well as reading.   

Eva King’s dedication to Quality Assurance, her extensive experience, and her ability to adapt to new challenges make her an invaluable asset to GPI. Thank you, Eva! 

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