SimpleQuE consultant team member - Bob Dornhecker

Robert Dornhecker

Consultant, Auditor and Trainer

Robert is a simpleQuE consultant who specializes in “value added” quality system development, auditing and training in the areas of ISO 9001 and IATF 16949®. He also performs third party audits for several registrars.

Work Experience

With over 35 years of combined experience in auditing, manufacturing and certification, Bob has an extensive quality background.  Additionally, he has taught and facilitated many quality related training classes for clients and has provided support to companies securing their own ISO/Quality Management Systems certifications through his consulting company since 2006.  Additionally, Bob has had IATF technical support responsibilities, auditor mentoring responsibilities and auditor development responsibilities at an IAOB accredited certification body.

ISO/Quality Management Systems

Bob began his career with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in the area of Product Testing and Quality Systems where he was involved with the development of their QS 9000 quality system and control of internal auditing.  He was also responsible for quality system training of staff and engineers and product development and DVP&R testing.


In his role as Senior Lead Auditor at Underwriters Laboratories, Robert was responsible for scheduling and conducting ISO 9001 and TS 16949 audits which included customer management and audit team development.  He was manager of several clients including DaimlerChrysler and was the single point contact for customer issues and resolution.  Through reporting and trending actions customer satisfaction was continually improved.  Bob’s audit experience includes vehicle development, procurement, launch activities and manufacturing/assembly.

Certificates and Training

  • Certified IATF 16949® Auditor – Registration # 3-US-05-12-0034
  • Certified ISO 9001 Auditor
  • Certified NQA-1 Auditor
  • AIAG Core Tools Training / AIAG & VDA FMEA Overview Training


Graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kent State University