Joseph Qi is the Vice President of Leggett & Platt Automotive Group, responsible for Global Quality and Supplier Development since 2014. Leggett & Platt is a US fortune 500 Company with 130 facilities in 19 countries and 135 years of history.
Prior to joining Leggett & Platt, Joe spent 7 years at the CTS Corp as the Vice President of Global Operations in the United Sates, responsible for the operations of nine plants around the world since 2011; and the General Manager of CTS Zhongshan in China since 2007.
Prior to joining CTS Corp, Joe spent 14 years at Ford Motor Company, held various managerial positions in engineering, manufacturing, production, maintenance, machining, assembly and plant management among seven different powertrain plants across the United States and Canada. Joe is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified Level II Six Sigma Master Black Belt at Ford by the Six Sigma Academy.
Prior to joining Ford Motor Company, Joe worked at Navistar International in Canada over two years in early 90’s.
Joe enjoys teaching, taught MBA classes at Odette Business School of University of Windsor in 2005 and 2006 (part time).
Joe holds a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Systems from University of Windsor, Canada and a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China.
Joe currently lives in Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada with his wife and their younger son.