simpleQuE Consulting Team

Mike Gospodinsky


Mike Gospodinsky is a simpleQuE consultant with 35 years of experience in the areas of ISO 9001, IATF 16949, AS9100, ISO 14001, ISO 17025, and 1SO 45001 implementation and quality system improvements. He has successfully completed over 400 registration projects across various industries and countries.

Work Experience

With an extensive management and quality background, Mike provides consulting services for manufacturing, quality, business and environmental systems improvement.  As President of his own consulting firm, Quality Innovations, he has supported companies since 1996 in securing their ISO/Quality Management Systems certifications through the development of procedures, problem solving and audit preparation. Additionally, he has taught and facilitated many quality related training classes for clients.

Mike has held several positions since beginning his career including; product development engineer, quality engineer, quality manager, purchasing manager and corporate director of quality. Mike is also an experienced entrepreneur – along with owning and operating a successful consulting and background check business, he also has owned several other service retail businesses.

 ISO/Quality and Environmental Systems

He is an Exemplar Global Certified ISO 9000, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Assessor Certification for first (internal), second (customer), and third-party auditing and is also Lead Auditor for IATF 16949 and AS 9100 Auditor and is qualified to conduct ISO 45001 audits

Laboratory Accreditation

Mike began his career as a product development engineer, responsible for design and validation.  He was also responsible for the laboratory accreditation program with General Motors known as GP-10.  This was based on the pre-curser to ISO 17025 ISO Guide 25.  Eventually he started consulting for ISO 17025 when it initially became popular in the late 1990’s.

Certificates and Training

  • IATF 16949 and AS 9100 Certified Lead Auditor
  • ISO 9000, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 27001 Exemplar Global Certified Lead Assessor
  • ISO 9001:2015 Auditor
  • ISO 17025:2017 Auditor
  • ISO 19011:2018 Training
  • ISO 45001:2018 Auditor
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • Certified Project Manager


In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology Manufacturing Engineering, Mike also has a Masters of Arts in Technology (Business and Engineering) from Kent State University and a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Apollos University.

Dissertation: “Best Practices for Remote Management System Audits” 2019

In 2002, Mike was awarded the Kent State University School of Aviation and Engineering Vision 21 Award