About Qkata Consulting, LLC

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Justin T. Shingleton, PhD            Principal

Justin has a doctorate degree in chemical engineering and over 16 years of experience in quality and manufacturing roles in both large and small companies. He has experience leading teams in both quality assurance and in manufacturing.  Justin can communicate effectively with everyone from the front office to the front line.  A summary of career results is shown below.

Since January 2016, Justin has been participating in and leading bootcamp workouts with F3 Nation in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina.  The photo is from the 2016 Ultimate Challenge Mudrun in South Carolina.  


Career Results

People Development

  • Actively developed teams who were successful at leading manufacturing operations through visual performance tracking, deviation discovery and documentation, execution of product changeovers, and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Created new positions and hired top talent to focus on cGMP improvements, on-the-job training, cleaning validation, and continuous improvement.

Safety and Quality Results

  • Led safety culture change to world-class performance level.
  • Reduced OSHA recordable injuries and safety incident rate by 50% in one year.
  • Led a manufacturing team to make a greater than a 10-fold improvement in timeliness of compliance record completion.
  • Reduced open investigation reports by 75%, open corrective action records by 50%, and open complaint records by 39%. 
  • Implemented standard approach for completing and documenting quality investigations, daily housekeeping and cGMP walkthroughs, and supervisor-led weekly safety communication. 
  • Successfully passed new customer audit after implementing over 100 changes to site quality and manufacturing systems.   

Financial Results

  • Met year-end earnings target as Manufacturing Director.  
  • Implemented daily performance huddles to report on metrics, track countermeasures, and coach area leadership as Manufacturing Director.  
  • Led a team responsible for increasing production throughput by 25% on new cGMP production line. 

International Experience

  • Led technical and manufacturing group for an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) plant in Germany.
  • My working knowledge of the German language helped to build trust, communicate with first line operators and mechanics, and make sound decisions in support of safety, quality, and production goals.