About the instructor

Laurence Claus has over 25 years’ experience working in the fastener and automotive part supplier industries. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering he began his career as an application engineer and advanced over 25 years with ATF Inc., a prominent Chicago area automotive fastener manufacturer. He has held positions including Director of Quality, Director of New Business Development, Manager of Applications Engineering, and Application Engineer. He is well-versed in ISO9000, TS16949, and AS9100 quality management systems, having served as Management Representative for each and overseeing implementation to certification.