The Performance Review Institute Appoints Mike Hayward as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

The Performance Review Institute (PRI) announces the appointment of Michael J. Hayward as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
In his role, Mr. Hayward will lead and manage all aspects of PRI’s strategy, its continued growth, and its operations and programs on a worldwide basis. PRI is a not-for-profit, mission-driven organization that administers global industry-managed quality assurance programs for the aerospace industry as well as allied transportation industries and the medical device industry. It ensures quality and integrity throughout the global supply chain.
“Mike is a highly successful and distinguished Global Quality Executive with over 30 years of leadership, managerial and technical aviation, space and defense experience throughout the entire product life cycle,” David L. Schutt, PhD, President of PRI and CEO of the SAE Group, said. “We are pleased to have Mike’s passion for quality and safety as a part of PRI.”
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Hayward has been responsible for quality, safety and mission assurance for advanced air and space applications. He has extensive experience in the aerospace industry, including manned and autonomous aircraft, satellites, and space launch vehicles. He has worked for major aerospace companies and collaborated with the world’s leading aerospace OEMs. In addition, he has partnered with numerous government officials on advancing quality and safety regulations.
“At a time when mobility is being transformed and the need for safe and reliable transportation is ever increasing, PRI can be trusted to provide effective solutions”, Hayward said. “For 28 years, PRI has served and protected the aerospace industry by controlling state-of-the-art processes used on highly complex aviation, space and defense products. PRI is ready to leverage its success and meet the challenge of expanding into other industries where safety is paramount, and technologies are advancing exponentially.”
“In a business where safety is a must, the aerospace industry’s emphasis on quality and use of PRI industry managed programs has been an important enabler of the safe and reliable air travel,” Etienne Galan, Vice President for Quality, Safran, and Chairman of the PRI Board said. “Mike’s deep experience in quality will further strengthen the aerospace industry’s capabilities and broaden PRI’s abilities to enable related industries.”
Mr. Hayward is a highly qualified and respected executive, holding multiple technical certifications and advising on internationally recognized certification exams.  He also has been a long-time leader in international forums where, among other accomplishments, has led global teams to successfully harmonize NATO quality management system standards with ISO 9001 and AS/EN9100.  He holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Regis University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude; and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
The Performance Review Institute (PRI) is a global provider of customer-focused solutions designed to improve process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting collaboration among stakeholders in industries where safety and quality are shared goals. PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response. 
PRI is part of the SAE Group, which is collection of not-for-profit and for-profit subsidiaries that serve the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries. The SAE Group is global in scope and operations and serves to enhance the public’s welfare. A unifying and underlying theme for the Group's activities is to provide a neutral environment for industries to effectively address precompetitive matters.

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Contact: Joanna Kennedy of the Performance Review Institute, +44 870 350 5011

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