simpleQuE Consulting Team Member

Mark Dodson

Consultant, Trainer, & Auditor

Mark Dodson is a simpleQuE consultant, trainer and auditor with over 45 years of experience in quality systems and manufacturing.  He is also a retired lead auditor for multiple registrars (20 years), formerly a certified International Qualified Automotive Auditor for IATF 16949® and ISO 9001.  He is an expert in providing training services for quality systems implementation, internal auditors, automotive core tools and problem solving/corrective action.

Work Experience

Prior to establishing his own consulting business, Mark served as registration service manager at Eagle Registrations, corporate quality engineer for SOS Metals, plant manager for Champion Plastics, manager of corporate quality systems for Jet Composites, quality manager for Miami Valley Steel Service and quality manager for Seton Leather Company.

Mark’s manufacturing background includes composites (compression molding), electronics, leather, metals (processing, fabricating, machining, lab testing, heat-treating), refractory materials, plastics (injection molding, extrusion), paper products and textiles.


ISO/Quality Management Systems

He has developed and implemented corporate-wide quality management systems for multiple-site manufacturing companies and personally solicited, interviewed, selected and conducted training for hundreds of internal quality auditors.

His experience also includes designing and supervising the installation of an on-site accredited metallurgical lab to perform physical and chemical property testing and managing a major information systems conversion project to upgrade computer hardware, operating systems and manufacturing software.



Mark has managed corporate-wide registered quality systems for automotive manufacturing facilities and championed process improvement programs and implemented process error-proofing to significantly reduce the cost of poor quality.  He also developed business processes to meet automotive customer’s requirements and successfully maintained corporate-level quality system registration for multiple automotive manufacturing facilities.

Certificates and Training

  • IATF 16949® and ISO 9001 Certified Lead Auditor
  • IATF® International Qualified Automotive Auditor (20 years)

Helping Dana with IATF 16949 internal audits

“If you need an experienced set of eyes to evaluate your quality system, SimpleQuE will not let you down. The auditor found numerous issues that our internal team overlooked.” – Stanley Miller, Quality Assurance, Dana


Bachelor of Science, Business Administration/Accounting from Shippensburg University