THE CHAPTER OF THE QUALITY OF THE YEAR® CERTIFICATE

MSc Marcin Kałużny

initiator of the Certificate, Chairman of the Chapter of THE QUALITY OF THE YEAR® Certificate

Journalist, columnist, visionary. The Graduate of the University of Silesia, Katowice School of Economics and the prestigious Kozminski University. He has been associated with quality issues since almost 12 years. The author of the QUALITY OF THE YEAR® Certificate which supposed to be a promotional tool for companies whose a key element is quality. The founder and benefactor of the QUALITAS Foundation. Certified by PCBC SA representative of the board of quality management systems. An indefatigable quality promoter.

Ph.D., Eng Wojciech Henrykowski

Chairman of the Board of the POLISH CENTRE FOR TESTING AND CERTIFICATION SA (PCBC SA)

European EOQ auditor in the field of quality, environmental and health and safety regulations. Author of nearly 150 publications in the field of quality, management based on the criteria of quality, accreditation and certification, and a number of papers presented at conferences and lectures. He has been associated with PCBC SA since 1988. He participated in the works of the negotiation team between Poland and the European Commission to adapt the conformity assessment system to the European Union conditions. He participated in the work of the negotiation team between Poland and European Commission to adapt the conformity assessment system to the European Union conditions. He also took an active part in the parliamentary works on the amendment to the Act on the development of testing and certification system and to the Act on conformity assessment system, accreditation and on the amendment of certain Acts of 28th April, 2000. He was honoured with silver and gold badges, a diploma SIMP and in 2002 with a gold NOT badge. In 2000, he was a winner of the Polish Merit Quality Award and in 2004 he was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit and earned a title of the Golden Engineer. He is a member of many economic organizations in the country and abroad, including EIPOS, PCC (Polish Chamber of Commerce), CCA (Cenelec Certification Agreement), EOQ (European Organization for Quality), EFQM (European Foundation of Quality Management) IECEE (CB) (CB Scheme of the IECEE) , and others. In 1997, he was appointed to the position of director of the Polish Centre for Testing and Certification, where he has been the President since 31 October, 2002.

Ph.D. Joanna Rosak-Szyrocka

Lecturer, Institute of Production Engineering, Faculty of Management, Czestochowa University of Technology

She is an author and co-author of 215 mostly foreign publications in journals and conference proceedings. Co-author of six monographs and four books, including two English-language books. As the coordinator of international agreements in the field of multinational Erasmus program, she gave a series of lectures on the subject of the Quality Management at the University of Salford in Manchester. She was awarded a scholarship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Winner of many awards for promoting the importance of quality and popularization of the “toyotaryzm” concept. She gives classes of quality management, including health care, production and service management, design of production systems and quality systems. She collaborates with the magazine Quality Management, Technical University, Weekly Podhalański, ABC of Quality, Economics and organises a lot of projects.

Ph.D., Eng Marek Roszak

Lecturer at the Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology.

Educator and scientist. Author of nearly 100 scientific publications, a monographic book on technology management, co-author of didactic books on management, metal science and didactics. Attorney of the Director of the Quality System Management Institute – the first education centre in Poland to implement a quality management system that complies with the requirements of ISO 9001 with respect to the didactic process and scientific research. Attorney of the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for matters related to the Education Quality Assurance System. Chairman of the Board of the Polish ISO 9000 Forum Club. Auditor of the quality management system. Long term manager of the internal auditor course. He runs classes in quality management, quality management systems and metal science, including heat treatment. Co-organizer of seminars, including but not limited to the Quality Day.

Doctor habilitatus, Professor of Engineering Maciej Urbaniak

Head of the Department of Logistics and Continual Improvement Department at the Faculty of Management of the University of Łódź.

As a consultant and coach he participated in more than 100 Polish and foreign enterprises with respect to quality management systems (ISO 9001), environmental management (ISO 14001), occupational health and safety management (OHSAS 18001/PN-N 18001), and food safety management in the food sector (HACCP, GMP, GHP), as well as marketing and logistics management systems. He worked as an intern at universities and enterprises in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, and France. He presented the results of his research at conferences and seminars in Austria, China, France, Canada, Korea, Norway (Stavanger), New Zealand (Wellington), United States (Hawaii),  Slovenia, Portugal, United Kingdom, and Italy.  He oversaw numerous implementations  of management systems compliant with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, as well as the HACCP system. He authored or co-authored 250 publications on quality management,  B2B marketing, and supply chain management. He also participated in numerous certification procedures as technical expert.

Mirosław Bienioszek

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria in Katowice, President of the Management Board of Quality Austria – Polska Sp. z o.o. and of CIS-Certification & Information Security Services Sp. z o.o.

For the last 14 years, he has been a Lead Auditor of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 31 000 Management Systems and a trainer. For the last 13 years, he has held managerial positions at various certification bodies. Since 2011, he has been the President of the Management Board of the companies Quality Austria-Polska Sp. z o.o. and CIS-Certification & Information Security Services Sp. z o.o. As Regional Manager of Quality Austria GmbH with its registered seat in Vienna, he is also in charge of the development of the company Quality Austria in Ukraine. He specializes in management systems certification and in trainings for managers, auditors, attorneys and company employees. He holds a degree in law as well as technical education. He completed a number of courses and trainings, both in Poland and abroad, mainly in Germany or in Austria. He conducted several hundred audits. He is an expert in the principles of operation of Polish and foreign entrepreneurs. For a few years, he worked at Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany. In Poland, he gained professional experience in companies such as: Koncern REWE, Leiber, TNP. He authored such publications as: ISO 9001 NARZĘDZIEM SUKCESU (ISO 9001 AS A KEY TO SUCCESS), JAKOŚĆ JAKO CZYNNIK WZROSTU GOSPODARKI (QUALITY AS A FACTOR IN ECONOMIC GROWTH), SYSTEMY ZARZĄDZANIA A BEZPIECZEŃSTWO FIRMY (MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND COMPANY SECURITY), WYPRODUKOWAĆ I SPRZEDAĆ (PRODUCING AND SELLING).