simpleQuE Consulting Team Member - Jim Bannan

James Bannan


Jim is a simpleQuE consultant and 25 year veteran in Quality Assurance and Manufacturing who brings a wealth of experience in multi-site quality management, QMS administration to ISO 9001, quality engineering, and lean manufacturing concepts. He also conducts third-party certification audits for a nationally recognized registrar.

Work Experience

Through his own business, Jim has provided companies with full system, process based internal auditing and quality systems consulting services.  His background includes calibration systems administration and methods, gaging systems, creation of inspection plans, supplier development, corrective and preventive actions, and continuous improvement activities with an aim toward bringing the best outcome to the customer.

That experience was derived from Weidmann Electrical Technology as Continuous Improvement Manager – creating and implementing their ISO 9001 Quality Management System and also assisting with their ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 systems. While there, he also performed supplier audits and evaluations.  Prior to that he served seven years as Quality Manager for Osborn International where he managed quality systems for all sites in North American and Mexico.  He led a successful multi-site certification of Osborn to ISO 9001, and he implemented a common calibration system for all North American sites. He increased throughput 65% at Osborn by reducing receiving inspection time and at another company improved process performance by reducing cycle time and improving product quality 45% and throughput 50%.

Additionally, he has developed, taught and facilitated various quality related training programs and has provided consulting support to various companies securing their own ISO/Quality Management Systems certifications. This includes ISO 9001:2015 transition and implementation training, auditing and consulting.

Certificates and Training

  • RABSQA Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor (ISO 9001:2015 – PECB Exemplar Global)
  • RABQSA Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor (ISO 14001:2015 – PECB Exemplar Global)
  • RABQSA Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor
  • Exemplar Global Certified QMS Lead Auditor
  • ISO 19011:2018 Training
  • Six Sigma Black Belt

Helping AACOA get certified

“James Bannan is very knowledgeable in what he does. He helped our company basically see the light on what ISO is truly about. Worked greatly with the people he audited as well as the management.” – Maureen Wenzel, AACOA


Jim graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Management.