Charles Hartke has joined APA—The Engineered Wood Assn. as director of the Quality Services Division. Hartke will oversee APA’s accredited certification programs, auditing and inspection of member products, and the staff who convey standards requirements to manufacturers. He will replace Steve Zylkowski, who is retiring after 37 years of service to the association.
Hartke has extensive experience in the certification arena, having held similar roles at SGS, a global testing, inspection and certification company; AI-ANSECO, an international consumer product testing company; and Bureau Veritas, a global testing, inspection and certification company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Canisius College and a master’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is certified by ASQ as a Six Sigma Black Belt and Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.
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