Daniel Budlove

Field Quality Representative

Even with his years of experience, Daniel is always looking for ways to improve and expand his skillsets. This has made him an excellent rep in the field as he's working diligently to quickly resolve quality issues and determine a solution. Along with his motivated work ethic, he's skilled in root cause analysis, negotiation, and sorting and containment.

Meet Daniel Budlove

Specialized Commodities:

  • Seat Trim
  • Engines
  • Seats


Team Quality Services: Since 2021

  • Represent Tier 1 Suppliers at OEM & Sequencer Facilities
  • Established professional relationships with Quality Managers and Quality Engineers
  • Perform part audits and provide corrective action on quality issues
  • Coordinate and supervise sorting and rework activities
  • Negotiate NCTs
  • Provide daily and weekly reports to customers through Qnet™

Quality Engineer & Tech Supervisor: August 2019 – May 2021

  • Quality Engineer in charge of four automotive suppliers including NExteer, Mahle, ZF, and TRW.
  • Produced a 15% increase in customer scorecards.
  • Launched a high-volume automotive product line through APQP phase and into production.
  • Responsible for supervision and training of 6 quality technicians.
  • Team leader for Kaizen team that placed 2nd in the International IQ fest. The team reduced in-house porosity rejections producing a cost savings of 150 thousand dollars for the year.

Mechanical/Quality Engineer: May 2017 – July 2019

  • Used Solidworks and AutoCad to create new designs and drawings.
  • Designed and implemented of conveyance systems used in the automotive seating industry.
  • Produced and implemented a QMS (quality management system) based on AIAG core tools.
  • Developed training programs to ensure personnel safety and conformance to industry standards.
  • Created various processes within the company to help reduce waste and improve efficiency.
  • Implemented Lean practices such as 5s, Root cause analysis, one-piece flow, and cellular manufacturing company-wide.
  • Used 3D laser scanning CMM to analyze part defects and create inspection routines.
  • Created a quality alert system to report defects to our suppliers resulting in 75 thousand dollars in cost reduction.

 Engineering Intern: May 2017 – July 2019

  • Used SPC programs to help analyze part processes and ensure the process is stable.
  • Created and tested automation processes & poka yoke systems.
  • Updated work instructions, PM’s, and process documentation
  • Designed macro programs in Microsoft Excel for various quality process monitoring activities.


  • TQS Quality Bootcamp
  • PFMEA Training
  • Root Cause Analysis Training
  • OSHA 10 Certified
  • Forklift Certified
  • PPE Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Kaizen Training
  • ISO 9001 Training
  • PPAP
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance

All TQS Quality Liaisons are trained on:

  • Workplace safety for manufacturing environments
  • Location-specific safety requirements
  • Part-specific training for the suppliers they represent
  • Anti-harassment & inclusive workplace practices
  • Use of basic measurement tools (calipers, micrometers, etc.)
  • OEM’s quality processes (e.g. GM’s SPPS process)

Get peace of mind with the TQS difference:

All of our Field Quality Representatives are rigorously screened and continuously trained. Across the globe, customers can expect a consistent level of service from each and every one of their TQS on-site liaisons.

Liaison Network

Unmatched coverage across global OEM locations.


Our proprietary Qnet™ software connects liaisons and customers in real-time.

Team Coverage

Multiple liaisons & support resources working together to ensure protection & quality.

Qnet™ Technology

Managing field quality issues through email is a thing of the past.

Real-Time Field Data

No more hours wasted on emails and phone calls. View real-time data on field quality issues, including fallout amounts and photos/videos from the field.

Available When & Where You Are

Other liaisons are notified via our mobile app and assess the issue at their location – giving you instant visibility of any other affected customers.

Proactive Investigation

When one of your liaisons identifies an issue, other liaisons are notified via our mobile app and assess the issue at their location – giving you instant visibility of any other affected customers.

Powerful Analytics Engine

Identify trends and drill down into quality issue data by part types, service locations, OEMs, and more.

A day in the life of our liaisons:

On-site Investigation & Fault Analysis
Established, Professional Relationships with OEM Personnel
Proactively Identifying Quality Concerns
Participate in OEM Staff Meetings
Real-Time Reporting via Qnet™
Critical Information Distribution to Other Liaisons
Coordinate Sorting & Containment
Scrap Claim Monitoring & Negotiation
Training to Understand Your Parts & Processes
Assist with Special Shipments

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