simpleQuE Consulting Team Member - Kim

Kimberly Roan

Consultant, Trainer, & Auditor

Kim Roan is a consultant, trainer and auditor for simpleQuE. In addition, she has performed ISO/TS and IATF 16949, and ISO 9001 third-party audits for certification bodies and has a history of improving and developing processes to increase effectiveness and efficiency of organizations and people.

Work Experience

Automotive With a focus on quality, Kim began her automotive career at Saturn/General Motors almost 20 years ago. In her role as Advanced Manufacturing and Supplier Quality Engineer, she was responsible for manufacturing deliverables in the APQP process, monitored supplier quality and progress while providing support to suppliers and Saturn manufacturing through product launch.

Since then, Kim has further developed her quality engineering and management experience at 2 global manufacturing companies – Fischer Automotive Systems and Ventra Evart – the first company created vehicle solutions for interiors and the second supplied facias and exterior components to Ford, GM and FCA.

At Fischer, Kim championed ISO/TS 16949 certification activities and led development of the Fischer Business Management System achieving certification within one year of beginning the transition from QS 9000. Some of her other achievements included: reduction of customer complaints by 75% in the first year; developed and managed the internal audit process leading to a 50% reduction in findings during certification audits. She also managed PPAP coordination as tier 2 supplier to Mercedes, BMW, Chrysler, GM, Ford, Nissan and Hyundai.

As Senior Quality Engineer at Ventra, Kim provided leadership to the 21 member quality team and led production quality activities for all Ford products, which included the lead quality launch role. She also managed and improved the internal corrective action process. Kim was responsible for auditing the internal processes to automotive and environmental quality standards at Ventra Evart and some of their other facilities.

Kim is an IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 certified lead auditor performing Certification, Surveillance and Verification Audits. Her training is extensive on TS and Core Tools through AIAG and she recently became certified through Verband der Automobilindustrie for VDA 6.3.

Certificates and Training

  • ISO 9001 Certified Lead Auditor
  • ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Transition Course and Exam
  • IATF 16949:2016 Certified Lead Auditor
  • ISO 19011:2018 Training
  • VDA 6.3 Certified Process Auditor

Helping Kay Automotive Graphics Get Certified

“Kim is amazing. She is easy to understand, stays on point and confirms understanding and retention throughout the training.” – Darcy Downing, Kay Automotive Graphics


In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Baker College, Kim has a Master of Arts in Psychology/Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.