Brian L. Johnson - simpleQuE consultant

Brian L. Johnson

Consultant, Auditor and Trainer

Brian Johnson is a simpleQuE consultant with an aerospace manufacturing and industry background. He also provides ISO 9001 and AS9100 quality management system audits.

Work Experience

ISO/Quality Management Systems

Brian has more than 20 years’ experience in positions that support the improvement and effectiveness of quality management systems. Those positions range from Quality Engineer to Nadcap Lead Auditor to President of his own auditing company, providing ISO 9001 and AS9100 auditing and consulting services across a range of industries.


Brian served as Quality Assurance Manager for Royal Plastic Manufacturing – a supplier of composite aircraft parts to the following primes: Boeing, Northrop-Grumman, Honeywell, General Dynamics, Sikorsky Aircraft and L-3. The company was AS9100/ISO 9001 certified and Nadcap accredited for composites.  He supervised seven employees and was responsible for maintaining the QMS.  He conducted internal and external audits and assisted with inspections and specification review for compliance. As part of the manufacturing process, flow down of Prime requirements was required, including qualifying sub-tier suppliers, performing first articles per AS9102, ensuring material traceability, FOD prevention, use of customer supplied tools, use of MOI tools, configuration control throughout the build process, and sending details to Nadcap accredited suppliers for special processes.

More recently, Brian was a Nadcap Lead Auditor for Composites responsible for conducting audits to the Composites Audit Checklist that is mandated by certain Primes as a special product in Aerospace.  This involved conducting opening and closing meetings, daily out-briefs, completion of checklist, writing NCRs for all findings and reviewing the Nadcap process with the supplier.  Brian’s experience also includes engineering support for the airframe of the H-92 helicopter to ensure that product met all of Sikorsky Aircraft requirements.

Certificates and Training

  • AS9100 Certified Aerospace Industry Experience Auditor
  • PRI Registrar Certified Lead Auditor
  • AS9100:2016 Transition Training
  • T23 – Manufacturing of Air and Space Craft Training
  • T25 – Manufacturing General Training


Bachelor of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska-Kearney