Mike Lyle founded InfinityQS International in 1989 with Chris Kearsely when they identified the need for an automated tool to analyze quality data. After developing the initial analysis package for a specific client with an abundance of raw measurement data, they incorporated statistics and SPC methodology into the application. The tool's ability to perform automated SPC in an open environment became InfinityQS' key product.
As president and CEO, Mike is responsible for guiding the overall direction of the company. His leadership and vision for InfinityQS are the foundation for the company's success and rapid growth. Mike's adherence to a customer-driven development approach has ensured that InfinityQS products continue to address the growing, complex needs of the manufacturing industry.
Prior to InfinityQS, Mike worked for Hughes Aircraft Company's Advanced Circuit Technology Center where he designed a series of PC-based automated test systems and high-speed specialized test equipment. These systems and equipment allowed for data acquisition and analysis for high-speed integrated circuits. He also worked for Humanoid Systems where he developed an automated test system for certifying anthropomorphic crash test dummies. Mike has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys spending time with his wife and five sons.
Over the years, InfinityQS has been fortunate enough to partner with the world’s most successful manufacturers, from multi-national giants to precision-oriented companies that dominate their markets by doing things right. The common thread between all these great companies is the relentless drive for improvement. They take ownership of quality.
With our 5th annual user conference less than a month away, I’d like to provide a “sneak preview” into one of the sessions that will frame many of the concepts and tools to be presented at this event.
Did you hear Newt Gingrich discussing lean manufacturing in last night’s Republican Presidential Debate in Ames, IA?
Consistent to his approach as an "ideas" candidate he said: "They should institute Lean Six Sigma across the entire federal government. A hard idea for Washington reporters to cover, but an important idea because it’s the key to American manufacturing success."
Over the past several years, we at InfinityQS have seen countless examples of manufacturers who are challenged to improve the quality of the materials coming from the supply chain. As a quality control software company, our mission to help customers improve product quality is no longer limited to the production floor.