Silberline was founded in 1945 by aluminum industry pioneer Ernest Scheller. His vision was to create a business that would provide the highest quality products and customized service with unyielding integrity. Today Silberline continues that vision as a global manufacturer and supplier of high quality special effect and performance pigments that enhance the visual appeal of coatings, paints, inks, plastics and textiles. Still a family owned business, Silberline has over 700 employees world-wide with manufacturing, technical and research centers in Europe, Asia and North America. Their products are utilized in a variety of markets including automotive, graphic arts and printing inks, plastics, and industrial coatings.
In 2015 Silberline began the search for a consulting firm that could assist them not only with transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 (along with ISO 14001:2015 for 1 site) , but also a company that understood the complexities of international, multisite and corporate certifications. SimpleQuE fit that criteria and assigned 4 consultants and a project manager to work with the quality teams at the headquarters in Tamaqua, PA and 3 other manufacturing sites in PA, IN and Scotland to prepare them for the transition. By September 2017 they had addressed the gaps in their quality systems, implemented new quality management software and were ready for their surveillance audits with BSI Group. As a result, all 4 sites passed and received their ISO 9001:2015 certifications! In addition, the Scotland site also transitioned to ISO 14001:2015. Congratulations to the entire Silberline team!
Photo taken at Silberline Global Headquarters – Tamaqua, PA
Front Row: Sheila Setcavage (Quality System Manager), Jennifer Mikovich (Site Manager, Hometown), Lisa Scheller (Chairman), Jan Moos (VP Innovation/New Product Development), Herb Whildin (Manager, Pilot Plant/Process Improvement/Technical Support)
Back Row: Blake Russell (simpleQuE Consultant), Tom Schwarz (Global CFO), Gary Karnish (CEO), Chris Gross (Interim VP Operations), David Stanko (VP Technical Service/Quality Functions)