VOL. 23 January ISSUE YEAR 2022


in Vol. 23 - January Issue - Year 2022
The Performance Review Institute Appoints Jay Solomond As Executive Vice President And Chief Operating Officer
Jay Solomond, PRI Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Jay Solomond, PRI Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

In the Spotlight

About PRI: The Performance Review Institute (PRI) is a not-for-profit trade association started in 1990. PRI is the world leader in facilitating collaborative supply chain oversight programs, quality management systems approvals and professional development in industries where safety and quality are shared values.

The Performance Review Institute (PRI) has announced the appointment of Jay Solomond to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Solomond will lead and manage all aspects of PRI’s strategy, continuing to add value for the global stakeholder base and supporting PRI’s continued global growth, operations and programs. 

David L. Schutt PhD, CEO and President of the SAE Group (which includes PRI), said:

“Jay is a highly successful global executive with over 25 years of leadership across various industries. He is a transformative and forward-thinking leader, which is exactly what’s needed at this pivotal time. We are excited to have Jay’s involvement, and his passion for quality and safety, to lead PRI into the future.”

Throughout his diverse professional career, Mr. Solomond has led teams and projects in multiple countries, with responsibility for strategic decisions and delivering ever richer value and confidence to all stakeholders, including the general public. Customer- and quality-focused, Mr. Solomond has an innovative mindset, holding four patents, and a strong commitment to continuous improvement. 

Jay Solomond said: 

“PRI is known and trusted worldwide as the steward of quality in critical industries such as aerospace and medical devices through its unique collaborative supply chain oversight programs, world-leading quality management systems approval program and expert professional development programs. I look forward to working with the PRI stakeholders, and leading the transformation, towards the provision of ‘next generation’ services.”

Tony Maguire, Head of Quality, BAE Systems – Air, and Chairman of the PRI Board said: 

“Quality and safety go hand-in-hand and ultimately, it is the customer and the public that benefits. PRI’s unique value proposition as a provider of critical, actionable intelligence is a key enabler in ensuring our work continues effectively. Jay’s considerable experience will add an extra dimension to the organizational leadership that enables PRI to move to the next level while assuring a continued focus on customer satisfaction. I look forward to working with him.”

Mr. Solomond holds a BSc degree in Science, Ceramic Sciences and Engineering from Penn State University; and a MSc degree in Administration, Business and Management, from Central Michigan University.

David Ward
Senior Communications Specialist
Performance Review Institute
Tel. +44.7595.206861
E-mail: dward@p-r-i.org