Our consultants are an integral part of our team, carrying out our mission of service to each of our clients. This month, we shine our spotlight on Jen Briese, who, according to Deanne Sparr, “…really cares about our clients and it shows. Her attention to their needs through daily on-site activities to the close details in her reporting and correspondence is always in a positive, helpful manner. She demonstrates the ‘Quality Excellence’ that we strive to provide to our clients.” Take a moment and read more about Jen and how she brings Quality Excellence to our clients.
Thinking back over your career, what is the professional accomplishment you are most proud of achieving and why?
There have been so many varied organizations over the years that it is nearly impossible to narrow it down to one single accomplishment. What does stand out in my mind is the different organizations that, through adopting either a complete or partial documented QMS, were able to satisfy unique customer demands which resulted in retaining customers and ultimately maintaining their workforce.
Client satisfaction is pinnacle to your background. What are your client-focused approaches at simpleQuE?
To treat every single person within an organization as your customer and strive to understand each individual’s needs while working towards the projects corporate goal.
What advice would you give to a new college graduate entering the technology industry?
Expose yourself to as many types of manufacturing, industry and management styles as possible early on in your career, preferably through a co-op experience. This allows you to know and understand how to adapt in any environment.
Explain how simpleQuE is different from their competition.
SimpleQuE has a straightforward, logical approach to QMS implementation that does not restrict an organizations progress.
Where do you see simpleQuE in the next five years?
SimpleQuE is a forward-thinking, progressive organization that will always be working to find a new way to help their customers easily adapt new requirements.
How would other people describe you in three words?
Energetic, compassionate, inquisitive
A transformational change is underway at simpleQuE and it evolves around the role of Deanne Sparr, who was lured to the company in 2014 following several years of active recruitment. After just 15 months, she has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, which will allow simpleQuE to continue using her depth of experience in training, auditing and consulting services to help the company implement new systems and processes to handle significant growth.
With so many technological advances occurring at an exponential rate, it’s important to keep abreast of new technologies and industries that are impacting our society and businesses. I recently represented simpleQuE at the Florida TechXpo sponsored by Melbourne Regional Chamber. Many companies shared their products and ideas: from unmanned vehicles and drones; to the Internet of Things and smart homes and factories; to artificial intelligence – not just in machines, but in humans merged with technology. Imagine a world where humans will be able to download programs directly into their brains!
Shirley Kennedy has been named Program and Marketing Manager at SimpleQuE, a full service ISO consultant servicing the Aerospace, Automotive, Laboratory, Manufacturing and Service sectors. Previously Kennedy was the Program Manager for SimpleQue where she developed strategies and established connections between simpleQuE’s team of quality management system experts and their clients in order to ensure optimal project coordination and completion. Continue reading “SimpleQuE Names Shirley Kennedy As New Marketing Manager”
There are many benefits to attending conferences within our evolving industry. From networking with professionals to gaining knowledge on trending topics, it is pertinent we remain the leaders in providing effective management solutions that make certification obtainable and sustainable. Continue reading “The Significance of STEM and simpleQuE”
This month’s simpleQuE spotlight features our director and consultant/auditor, Don Milinkovich. Don has been with our company since 2012 performing consulting, auditing and training for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO/TS 16949, and has an impeccable attention to detail. Don is certified by Exemplar Global (No. 129924) as both a QMS and an EMS Principal Auditor. A Registered Professional Engineer with the State of Ohio (PE-42496), he is also a six-sigma black belt.
Powder Processing & Technology, LLC’s professionals have assisted the top materials technology companies around the world for over 30 years and has maintained ISO 9001 certification since 1998. The company performs process development and contract manufacturing on a wide range of powders including ferrite, ceramic and inorganic chemical powders, and has a fully equipped pilot plant as well as multiple production areas specializing in spray drying, calcining and firing. Applications include fuel cell materials, electronic materials, metal oxide catalysts, refractory materials, solar cell materials, ceramics & lithium-ion battery materials. Continue reading “Case Study: Powder Processing & Technology, LLC”
This month, we shine our spotlight on our sales manager, Jill Bertsch. Jill is well-known for the exceptional relationships she builds with her customers and has been a strong leader in our sales department for over three years. Continue reading “Spotlight on SimpleQuE: Jill Bertsch”