simpleQuE Consulting Team Member

Anthony Thompson

Consultant, Auditor and Trainer

Anthony is a simpleQuE consultant and manufacturing professional experienced in automotive quality management systems. He is also a third party auditor for a certification body and an IATF 16949 Certified Lead Auditor.

Work Experience

Professional Experience

With more than 10 years of combined automotive manufacturing, management, and auditing experience, Anthony is proficient in analyzing quality management systems and an organization’s ability to incorporate customer and regulatory requirements throughout the system.


Anthony began his automotive career at Hyundai on the production team verifying, inspecting and testing conformance of parts and products. He later joined Kamtek, Inc (Magna International) as Quality Systems Coordinator. There he facilitated external audits for a certification body and customers to ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 and VDA 6.3.  Anthony also conducted supplier audits and was involved with supplier development activities.

As a Champion of PDCA process, root cause analysis and corrective actions, he lead weekly PDCA meeting with senior management for corrective actions.  He also conducted FMEA and Process Control Plan audits for RPN ranking, control method and test frequency consistency.  Anthony’s responsibilities also included: Coordinating inspection and containment process, reviewing overall key performance indicators, addressing risk, allocation of resources and reviewing process effectiveness and efficiency.

Anthony is an IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 certified lead auditor performing Certification, Surveillance and Verification Audits. His training is extensive on IATF and AIAG Core Tools and he recently became certified through Verband der Automobilindustrie for VDA 6.3 for Certified Process Auditor.

Certificates and Training

  • ISO/IATF 16949 Certified Lead Auditor
  • ISO 9001 Internal Auditor Training
  • ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Training
  • VDA 6.3 Certified Process Auditor
  • APQP & Manufacturing Process Design Training
  • AIAG Core Tools Training
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Training
  • 8D Problem Solving Training


Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Phoenix