Home Resource Center Newsletters Newsletter Archives Microelectronics News 2012 to 2014 Face to Face Around Materion Nicolae Baloi FACE-TO-FACE AROUND MATERION WITH NICOLAE BALOI Meet Nicolae Baloi, Materion’s new Vice President of Quality for the Advanced Materials Group. Nic is based at corporate headquarters in Mayfield Heights, Ohio and will manage all aspects of developing the company’s Quality System and Quality Improvement Plan (Lean and Six Sigma). As a member of the Leadership Team, Nic reports to President Don Klimkowicz, and has direct oversight for all Advanced Materials Group US facilities with some responsibility for Ireland and Asia locations. His involvement to date has required considerable exposure to multiple Materion sites and US-based customers. Remarking on his current travels, Nic is “impressed by the level of cooperation and collaboration I am seeing between sites and the commitment Materion has made to invest in its employees.” Nic comes to Materion with over 23 years of experience ranging from process and product development to operations and quality/continuous improvement in diverse industries including advanced materials and semiconductor. In addition to his MS in Chemical engineering, he is Certified both Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. With his strong commitment to Quality Management, Nic is known to say: “Quality is what you do when nobody is watching.” While currently residing in Hudson, OH, Nic grew up in Romania and moved to US in 1991. With wife Daniela, he has a twelve year old daughter Alexis and nine year old son Luca who look forward to playing soccer and volleyball with their Dad. He also enjoys time in the family vegetable and flower gardens. His hard work was rewarded last year when the flower garden was featured in the Hudson Home and Garden Tour.