Executive Vice President and COO
Deanne Sparr is Executive Vice President and COO of simpleQuE and joined the company full-time in 2014. In addition to her executive management role, she is responsible for sales and business development; and leads consulting, auditing and training activities.
With 25 years of experience in quality, manufacturing and certification Deanne has an extensive management and quality background. She worked nearly twelve years for Smithers Quality Assurance as a Project Manager, Sales Development, and Lead Auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, and ISO/TS 16949.
Additionally, she has taught and facilitated many quality related training classes for companies and clients and has provided consulting support to various companies securing their own ISO/Quality Management Systems certifications through her own consulting company since 2007.
ISO/Quality Management Systems
During her 3rd Party Auditing role, Deanne audited approximately 70 client accounts annually covering various industry classifications from small distributors to large Tier 1 automotive suppliers. To date, she’s conducted well over 1000 audit days. This experience brings her a wealth of knowledge and best practices for quality management systems, regardless of industry.
Deanne held Quality Manager, Product / Business Unit Manager, and ISO / QS 9000 Manager positions with Meteor Sealing Systems and Kurz-Kasch – both automotive companies. She was the primary interface with Mercedes Benz and BMW and has also dealt with the automotive aftermarket. Having managed as many as 50 customers and 28 associates, she’s successfully directed a business unit, which includes other business aspects of product line / manufacturing cell (including inventory, production, scheduling, purchasing, shipping and business planning). She was even authorized with signatory privileges for company checks in her senior management roles.
Certificates and Training
- ISO/TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 18001 and ISO 14001 Certified Lead Auditor
- Exemplar Global Certified QMS Auditor
- IATF 16949:2016, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 Requirements Training
- ISO 19011:2018 Training