9001 Questions with Larry the ISO Guy
Quality check…make that six questions! We recently sat down with Larry, vice president of simpleQuE and resident ISO expert. Larry has been with simpleQuE since 2007. In addition to his duties at simpleQuE, he continues to perform third-party audits for multiple certification bodies and is a course instructor for ASQ and ACLASS.
Larry brings a high level of expertise in many standards, but especially aerospace (AS9100, AS9110, AS9120), automotive (IATF 16949), ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. We value the work experience, consulting experience and 3rd party experience (certifying companies to these standards with a registrar) to really provide a well-rounded approach and understanding to helping companies get certified and maintain certification.
Continue reading and get to know Larry!
1. Thinking back over your career, what is the professional accomplishment you are most proud of achieving and why?
Obtaining my auditor’s certification and all of the doors that have been opened to me because of it. This has allowed me the opportunity to visit 40-50 companies a year and to expand my knowledge of the newest technologies, manufacturing techniques and business strategies and has also provided opportunities for me to help other companies improve their processes.
2. Client satisfaction is pinnacle to your background. What are your client-focused approaches to simpleQuE?
Being friendly, open and honest, and making people feel confident in my ability to understand their specific needs and helping to remove most of the stress of ISO certification.
3. What advice would you give to a new college graduate entering the technology industry?
Technology has progressed at a very rapid pace over the last 20-30 years and I believe that it will continue to do so in the future. New idea’s and better, more efficient ways of doing things will continue to be critical for the U.S. to maintain a competitive advantage. This will continue to provide many opportunities for young people with new ideas to succeed.
4. Explain how simpleQuE is different from their competition.
SimpleQuE’s experience and expertise in many different businesses, industries, and ISO standards, and our focus on customer satisfaction separates us from our competition. Selecting consultants and office personnel that meet our high standards of knowledge and experience and can work well with the different cultures, business types, people, and their needs is key to our success.
5. Where do you see simpleQuE in the next five years?
SimpleQuE’s double-digit growth over the past 2-3 years has been a testament to our success in meeting the needs of our clients and I am positive that this will continue into the future. Our business strategy, our core values and our mission to be the best consulting, auditing and training company out there has and will continue to drive our growth for the next 5 years and beyond.
6. How would other people describe you in three words?
Personable, trustworthy, and competent.
Larry is well respected among his colleagues. Jim Lee recently said of him, “Larry has a great way in educating clients and influencing them to make changes for the ISO certifications. His 31 years with GM/Delphi, combined with his 3rd party auditing experience, he learned there were many good practices and best practices available. Along with his thoroughness and accuracy, Larry is a great asset to the simpleQuE team.”
You can connect with Larry on LinkedIn.
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