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Quality assurance engineer

Kevin John Close, American quality assurance engineer. Registered professional engineer, Illinois; certified quality and reliability engineer. Named Outstanding Jaycee Wisconsin State Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1967.


Close, Kevin John was born on February 8, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John Joseph and Mildred Jean (Thurn) Close.


Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, American Institute Engineering, 1960. Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1988.


With Knight Electronics, Maywood, Illinois, 1960-1966, successively quality manager, production manager and assistant vice president and general manager. With Advance Transformer, Chicago, since 1966, successively manager quality control and manager engineering, vice president quality assurance. Instructor North Park College, Chicago.


  • Registered professional engineer, Illinois. Certified quality and reliability engineer.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Vendor Quality Handbook, 1985. Also author several manuals and papers in field.


Member advisory board Chicago Commons Technology Institute, 1984-1988. Member school board St. Louise de Marrilac, La Grange Park, Illinois, 1982-1985. President United Way Brookfield, 1980-1985.

Trustee Village of Brookfield, Illinois, 1985-1989, president, since 1989. Board directors Brookfield Library, 1981-1983. District commissioner West Suburban Boy Scouts Scoutmaster.

Served with United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Fellow American Society Quality Control (chairman by laws committee since 1980, senior, instructor). Member International Association Quality Circles (president since 1984, regional director), Association Quality and Participation (regional director since 1987), Monroe Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Lodges: Kiwanis (president Brookfield 1980-1981).


Married Christine Janeteas, May 5, 1962. 1 child, Carla.

John Joseph Close

Mildred Jean (Thurn) Close

Christine Janeteas

Carla Close