In this episode of Up Close, Eric interviews Mark Rinehart, Founder and managing director of White Horse Labs, an inspection and auditing company located in two facilities in China. The company was originally founded in the early 2000s to address the flood of counterfeit components that were coming out of China. The company has expanded into factory auditing, lifecycle and reliability testing, and testing in advance of purchase for OEMs, EMS and their suppliers.

The two discuss trends in quality in China over the past couple of decades, and his expectations for the future.