Today’s post was written by Sara Croft
Curtiss Quirin, Chief Operating Officer of Crossroads Industrial Services, has recently been appointed to the SourceAmerica Board of Directors to serve as Easter Seals’ National Nonprofit Agency representative.
SourceAmerica (formerly NISH), a national nonprofit, is the leading source of job opportunities for a dedicated and highly qualified workforce – people with significant disabilities. For nonprofit agencies, SourceAmerica provides legislative representation, engineering and technical support, and research and development projects. Their network of over 550 community nonprofit agency partners provides training to people with disabilities, assists them in identifying employment options that most of us take for granted, and then enables them to be successful at work.
Meet Curtiss Quirin
Curtiss Quirin has been the Chief Operating Officer of Crossroads Industrial Services since 2009 and is an executive with more than 25 years of experience leading many types of operations. During his career at General Motors, Delphi and Stanley he was permitted a wide scope of autonomy in the fields of Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain Management. He lived and worked in Europe for four years, bringing a multi cultural experience.
His Lean experience comes from Toyota production training with both Toyota Sensei’s and working at the NUMMI assembly plant. Factories that he managed were suppliers to Toyota, Honda, General Motors, and many aftermarket customers. His Battery plant in Anaheim, California was granted the Toyota Gold Supplier Achievement award three years in a row for 0 defects and 100% on time shipments.
Curtiss was featured in the 2007 Stanley Annual Report for significant improvements achieved as the Director of Operations for their Security Solutions Division.
He has an MBA, is a certified Green Belt Six Sigma problem solver and has published several articles on employee involvement and problem solving. Before joining Easterseals Crossroads, Curtiss was on the Goodwill-Indy board of directors. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Smart Partners Alliance (Indiana State Use).
Crossroads Industrial Services is a social enterprise. It is the operating division of Easter Seals Crossroads, with a mission to employ people with disabilities and to generate an income used to support programs and services for children and adults.
Crossroads has been in existence since 1939 and competes for commercial manufacturing and distribution opportunities on the basis of quality, cost and delivery. We are ISO 9001, FDA registered, UL approved, and a “prime” contractor to the Department of Defense. Crossroads has been part of the AbilityOne program since 1998 and has successfully completed many AbilityOne contracts. Crossroads achieved QWE “Gold” status in 2013.