simpleQuE Consulting Team Member - John Bielski

John Bielski

Consultant, Auditor and Trainer

John Bielski is a simpleQuE consultant with a focus on enhancing customer satisfaction, cutting operational costs, supporting strategic solutions and implementing effective process improvements. He is a lead auditor for ISO 9001, IATF 16949 and ISO 13485 registration and compliance, conducting 3rd party audits for several certification bodies.

Work Experience

Professional Experience

With more than 30 years of combined experience across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, automotive, machine shop, military, consumer, medical devices, metals and electronics, John has a long history in the quality arena. He established his own company offering lean quality consulting including gap analysis, internal and 2nd party auditing and training.

ISO 9001 and Automotive

In quality management roles at several companies he has managed the ISO 9001 registration program and took several plants through ISO implementation and registration. While Quality Manager at Pennsylvania Machine Works, John was responsible for client relationships with submarine, nuclear and power customers. He established and continuously improved Level 1 inspection and material traceability system and developed a local heat code trace system to reduce handling and marking time by 20%. By utilizing LEAN (Toyota) Manufacturing techniques the company reduced machine set-up time by 41% and improved inventory accuracy by 7%.

As Quality Assurance Manager for M&C Specialties, an ITW company, John managed their ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO/TS 16949 and FDA 21 CFR 210, 211 & 820 quality programs. He was responsible for PPAP process for automotive application parts. He also drove continuous improvement projects across various plant processes, reducing the complaint rate by 23% and improving First Pass acceptance by over 11%. He currently performs ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 3rd party audits for several registrars.

Aerospace

John conducted outsourced internal audits to AS9100D for an aerospace company as well as supplier quality audits on potential new suppliers to a major defense/aerospace corporation.

Certificates and Training

  • ISO 9001 Certified Lead Auditor
  • ISO 13485 Certified Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Certified Lead Auditor
  • ASQ Certified Quality Auditor
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
  • Certified Six-Sigma Black Belt

Education

John earned his B.S. in Commerce & Engineering Science from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. He also achieved an M.B.A. in Management from Widener University in Chester, PA.