In December 2021, we announced Joe Beyer – NXP Semiconductors’ internal/registrar audit director – as the newest member of the AIAG Quality Steering Committee (QSC). Today, just over a year later, we’re excited to share another update as Joe takes on new challenges as the committee’s co-chair.
In his current capacity with NXP, Joe manages interactions between IATF certification bodies and his company – including internal audits to ensure compliance and alignment to IATF 16949:2016, scheduling and managing certification body audits, and serving as IATF expert for certification body and customer questions or issues. Joe also serves as NXP’s product safety conformance representative and is NXP’s representative for applicable JEDEC standards.
As the QSC’s new co-chair, Joe looks forward to continuing to contribute insights on the needs and visions of semiconductor suppliers, and working toward collaborative solutions for common industry issues.
Check out our Q&A below with Joe to learn more!
Why do you think it’s important to come together at AIAG and participate in events or volunteer for other activities?
Being a Tier 2 semiconductor representative, I believe AIAG participation is important to ensure a direct line of communication with the Tier 1s and OEMs. This will help ensure that suppliers are not caught off guard by any requirements, and the higher tiers and OEMs can understand the challenges Semiconductor companies might have to meet certain requirements.
How do you keep up on what’s new and happening in the automotive/mobility industry?
I am lucky enough to be a member of both AIAG and JEDEC. This helps keep me up to date. Additionally, I try to take advantage of, and require my team to participate in, many of the AIAG trainings relevant to our jobs.
What current or emerging trends do you think are most urgent to prepare for?
Cybersecurity will become more and more important. And, as we all know, supply chain continuity remains incredibly urgent across all levels.
What advice would you offer those just starting out in the automotive/mobility industry?
Listen to experience but be prepared and ready to lead with new thoughts and ideas.