simpleQuE Consulting Team Member

Kenny Taylor

Consultant, Auditor and Trainer

Kenny Taylor is a simpleQuE auditor and quality professional with over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing with 12 of those years in quality assurance. He is a certified IATF 16949® Lead Auditor and an IATF 16949® and VDA 6.3 Supplier Auditor.

Work Experience

ISO/Quality Management Systems

Working in a range of companies from small to large, Kenny has extensive experience in manufacturing, leadership, supervision and quality.  He has proven his leadership in roles as department supervisor, finishing manager and general manager.  Early in his career, he was responsible for meeting customer requirements for product quality and on-time delivery, and for internal ISO auditing. He also drove improvements and increased efficiencies while maintaining high quality.


Since 2009, Kenny has held senior quality engineering and management roles, successfully implementing IATF 16949® and has provided QMS support in maintaining IATF16949® certification for multiple automotive suppliers. At Gestamp he led the team to achieve IATF 16949® certification within 9 months and established and led the internal system audits. Kenny performed the role of Management Representative for all 2nd and 3rd party audits and conducted Volkswagen VDA 6.3 supplier assessments and VDA 6.5 product audits and D/TLD annual audits. He also drove maintainable improvement (from 73% to 85%) in the VDA 6.3 quality capable supplier rating for Volkswagen. His other roles included monitoring and tracking supplier quality and delivery performance – working with high-risk suppliers to improve performance and develop quality assurance plans. Kenny also performed new supplier assessments and conducted 2nd party supplier audits based on VDA 6.3 process audits and IATF 16949® audits. At Adient, Kenny managed the QMS and led the team to ISO/TS 16949 certification, as well as, VDA 6.3 certification. While at HP Pelzer Automotive Systems, his responsibilities included leading the ISO/TS 16949 and VDA 6.3 internal audits.

Certificates and Training

  • IATF 16949® Certified Supplier Auditor
  • ISO 9001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor with IATF 16949:2016 Supplier Auditor Certification
  • VDA 6.3 (2016) Process Auditor Certification
  • VDA Core Tools Training
  • VDA Product Safety and Conformity Representative Training


Business Management coursework – Cleveland State Community College
Bachelor of Science, Organizational Management – Tusculum College