SimpleQuE consultant/auditor - Teresa Knoblauch

Teresa Knoblauch – Retired

Consultant, Auditor and Trainer

Teresa Knoblach is a simpleQuE consultant and experienced Quality Professional with Lead Auditor Certification for IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 Quality Management System standards.  She has conducted assessments and audits for a Certification Body across multiple business sectors including automotive stamping, metal fab, molding, assembly and more.

Work Experience

ISO/Quality Management Systems

For more than 30 years, Teresa has focused her career on quality management and business systems improvement. She has assisted companies in establishing and implementing management systems in preparation for certification to ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 in a variety of business sectors. Teresa has conducted ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 internal audits for companies and has also developed and provided internal auditor and QMS implementation and requirements training to assist companies in maintaining their certification.


Currently, Teresa conducts ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 3rd party compliance audits for a certification body. She is an experienced automotive consultant and has held quality leadership positions for manufacturers supplying products to the automotive industry. At R3 Composites she was responsible for maintaining the ISO/TS 16949:2009 QMS and later managed the successful transition to IATF 16949:2016. While Quality System and Quality Improvement Coordinator at United Technologies Automotive/Sheller Globe Corp., she was the Lead Auditor for internal audits, and was also tasked to investigate, analyze, prepare and coordinate major quality projects relating to workplace organization, work standardization, pull systems, proactive measurements and continuous improvement. More recently, Teresa has worked with companies to successfully implement and transition to IATF 16949, including maintaining their automotive certification. She is also an expert in the automotive Core Tools (MSA, SPC, FMEA, PPAP, APQP).

Certificates and Training

  • IATF 16949 Certified Lead Auditor
  • ISO 9001 Certified Lead Auditor
  • Quality Management System Lead Auditor – Exemplar Global


Bachelor of Science in Business, Management and Marketing – Indiana University