About Vera Kofyan

 Sharing the experience with you

My name is Vera Kofyan. I am Technion graduate in Aerospace Engineering. After receiving my B.Sc. I have continued for 1.5 years for Master’s degree, and then realized I would not make the change and impact I really wanted to make in this field. So I changed my profile and complemented the engineering side of my education with ICQE certificate.

For about 18 years I have worked in different plants and organizations as Quality Assurance Engineer, Manager and Consultant. Among them: Galtronics at Poriya Industrial Zone, Tiberias; Alcor Medical Devices, Jerusalem; Sanmina SCI EMS, Ma’alot; U.S.R. Electronic Systems, Karmiel. At the same time, I have taught various and diverse subjects in the Quality Assurance Engineering courses for ICQE since 1996 at the Kinnereth Academical college in the Jordan valley, and lately also at Tibam Plus college in Acre and at Erez college in Shelomi, Western Gallilee.

The “Maof Dvora” company was created in 2008 with the aim of sharing with other companies the experience and understandings accumulated through many years of working in and with different industries, becoming familiar with various plants and organizations, either as customers or suppliers. This resulted in the evolution of a unique approach to Quality Assurance as personal and organizational coaching, and the deep study of the different subjects and fields combining together into the single Quality Assurance discipline.

Since I have created “Maof Dvora” I have been self-employed, creating and teaching seminars for the Northern plants and organizations, for Quality managers, many of whom were once my students.

I live and work in Kfar Wradim in the Western Galilee.

Apart from my work in Quality Assurance I also run and develop a wide project of an informational website on Russian Avant-garde art. I teach at and am actively involved in the creation of an alternative dialogue education school created by like-minded parents, where my son goes. I do some graphic and web design. And in addition, I am involved in the health and wellness industry, have II degree in Reiki healing and am a certified practitioner of the Law of Attraction.

All these seemingly unconnected areas of interest have allowed me to develop a rather unique and unorthodox understanding of how things work in this world, and rare approach in today’s world of Quality Assurance. It brought me to a deeper and wider understanding of all processes within and without the field, and ties it all together into a single complete picture. It requires a change of attitude by promoting awareness and concsious focus on quality throughout the organization. I believe in the empowerement and promotion of people, in placing the worker in the center and investing in his/her training from the knowledge that a strong, engaged worker who knows well his place in and his contribution to the whole process will bring about an improvement that is completely beyond reach otherwise.

Today I propose to share that experience with others, with those who want to take the strife out of their professional life and bring real cooperation and true improvement to their organization.

I can show you how to save time and energy expended previously in useless struggle, which you can then direct to make real breakthrough for everyone, and therefore real growth in profitability.

See below what colleagues, former and current, have to say about my professional and personal abilities. Among them you may find people I have worked with from different disciplines and functions all across the organizations; representatives of the companies’ customers whose projects I have been assigned to lead; suppliers I have worked with; and even my former managers.

Colleagues’ recommendations:

I worked with Vera for few years, during this time Vera maneged Quality issues for some of our client , she made summery reports and conducted several investigations that leaded to real quality improvements some was made in house by here or by the group members later on and some where made by the customer by changing the product. She is accurate, professional, assertive, and have very good interpersonal relationships.

Vera also have very quick perception so she can learn any task very fast.

Amos Kolath, Owner and Co. CEO at Kaizen Technologies (2009) LTD, worked together with Vera at Sanmina SCI EMS and at U.S.R. Electronic Systems, as Engineering Manager. (Recommendation made at LinkedIn)

Over the last several years I have had the opportunity to work with Vera in the area of Quality Assurance in several places: at Sanmina SCI EMS, at U.S.R Electronic Systems and in her own company.

In her work Vera is very relevant, to the point and professional, well familiar with both the theoretical and the practical aspects and combines the two well. Her analytical abilities and skills are extremely high, and she can present the analysis and conclusions in a clear, concise and very professional manner.

Personally, I have always received full cooperation in any joint activity with Vera, which yielded the best results.

Ofer Demri, Amos Kolath, Co. CEO and Owner at Kaizen Technologies (2009) LTD, worked together with Vera at Sanmina SCI EMS and at U.S.R. Electronic Systems, as Operations Manager.

Vera has worked for three years in the Quality Assurance department at Sanmina SCI, and served as an example of excellence, attention to detail, earnest approach to customer and to providing great serivice.

I have no doubt that these qualitites will benefit whomever works with her in the future, as well.

Iris Royee, worked at Sanmina SCI as Human Resources manager.

Vera Kofyan has worked closely with me for about two years, during the time I was IT Manager at the USR Electronics Systems company, in Carmiel. Vera has been the USR Quality team leader, and was personally responsible for the quality assurance of the products and processes and the communication with some of USR’s major customers.

In her work, Vera needed to collect current data on nonconformances from the manufacturing processes and the quality control stations, analyze the data, identify nonconformances in the processes and present the information to the customers in a graphic, beneficial and comprehensive way. She was also responsible for the process improvement where these non-conformances were identified. Vera has done her tasks in the best possible way, has shown high level of professionalism and experience, and demonstrated breakthrough leadership in her way of thinking and ideas. Vera was regarded very highly by the customers and her professionalism and integrity were much appreciated.

During her work at USR, a new computerized system for quality control was implemented, completely unique in the electronics industry. Vera has been instrumental in helping the IT department to implement the system in the company, train the workers, monitor and improve the system operation until its final form and ensure its conformance to both the customers’ and the company’s requirements.

Vera is a professional in her field, quickwitted, hardworking, and highly efficient. She is also highly motivated, quick to smile, pleasant and cordial, and working well in a team.

Hagit Nagola Shaham, Owner and Manager at “Dror” Center for education, formerly IT manager at USR Electronis Systems, Carmiel.

 Vera has a wide and extensive knowledge of Quality Engineering and she has provided excellent service consisted of quick and effective problem solving, very reliable information, deep understanding of QA principles. Vera is very cooperative and customer oriented person.

David Kashper, QA & EMS Director at Silicom. Was Supply Chain Quality Manager for Alvarion, customer of Sanmina SCI, at the time when Vera worked for Sanmina SCI and lead this project. (Recommendation made at LinkedIn)

I have met Vera for the first time as a customer, when I was working at Telrad and she – at Sanmina SCI, aparently on the opposing side.

Her professionalism, the way she knew the processes, her great analitical abilities, her professional integrity and above all – the actions she has taken to know, understand and implement not only the customer’s requirements, but also their expectations, written nowhere but at the end of the day the ones to decide the customer’s satisfaction, – have created a working cooperation between us which has led to successes.

Vera truly is a woman of many talents. Not only does she involve herself in many various flelds with equal enthusiasm, she also knows how to pull the right threads from one sphere of interest into another to clarify, improve and connect. To the casual observer it would appear she does it completely naturally and lightly, but this ability is based on knowledge, experience and the talent of connecting the dots and the context in exactly the right place and time.

Vera’s love of people, of life and as a result – of Quality, reflects in conversations with her and comes clearly through in her writing. And even if you are, like myself, far from novices in Quality Assurance, you shall experience enlightening “AHAA” moments when listening to her or reading her articles, because she has managed to make just the right connection for you in just the right place.

Nina Kurulkar, Quality Manager at Sanmina, Lod. Wored in Quality at Telrad at the time when Vera worked in Sanmina SCI and lead this project. (Recommendation made at LinkedIn in Hebrew, translated here)

I worked with Vera on purchasing a quality management system from our company. Vera has defined the requirements very well and cooperated in implementing trial versions at manufacture floor. Likewise, I learned from Vera many things about quality.
In summary, Vera has proven experience and knowledge on quality.

Alexei Shkolnik, Product Manager at Proventus Technologies L.T.D. Was a softwarer supplier being tested for U.S.R. Electronics Systems, for data-collection and analysis system. Worked with Vera at defining and testing the system requirements at workfloor. (Recommendation made at LinkedIn)