SimpleQuE Spotlight – Natalie Sheflyand

Meet Natalie Sheflyand, an Auditor, Trainer, and Consultant who has been with simpleQuE for 4 years. She values her family and treating her clients the way she would want to be treated. Having been in the field of engineering since the age of 17, Natalie is a valued member of the simpleQuE team.

What Is Your Name?
Natalie Sheflyand

What is your position and what do you do for simpleQuE?
Auditor, Trainer, Consultant

Natalie has been conducting third-party certification body audits for 20 years and her experience extends across the automotive, aerospace, metals, heat treatment, injection molding, powder metallurgy and tool manufacturing industries.

How long have you worked for simpleQuE?
4 years  (since February 2015)

What do you like most about working for simpleQuE?
Support by the management and the simpleQuE team

What is your favorite QMS standard and why?
Automotive IATF16949:2016 – this is the field where I worked since Day 1 (since I was 17 years old).

What was your first job?
When I was receiving education to become a mechanical engineer, I was working at a manufacturing plant as a “shop floor” employee. During my first year, I was assigned to work in the fabrication department at the biggest semi truck manufacturing plant in Belarus, Minsk (former Soviet Union).

Where did you go to college?
Belorussian Polytechnic University in Belarus, Minsk (former Soviet Union).

Where is your hometown?
Mayfield Heights, OH (Cleveland area)

My hidden talent is…

Thinking back over your career, what is the professional accomplishment you are most proud of achieving and why?
Being an Engineer in my heart no matter what I do for a living.

Client satisfaction is pinnacle to your background. What are your client-focused approaches to simpleQuE?
I treat my client the way I would want to be treated if I was in their shoes.  

Explain how simpleQuE is different from their competition.
SimpleQue is building a future for their employees.

How would other people describe you in three words?
Ethical, Spirited, Caring

What is the best advice you ever received?
If you cannot change what happened, change your attitude towards it.

Do you have a favorite motto or personal mantra?
No matter what happens, it always happens for the BEST.

What is on your bucket list?
I am too young to even think about the bucket list.

If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
I just go if I want… life is too short to postpone.

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?
When my children were teenagers – I would say “half-day  – my son, and half-day – my daughter” to see the life from their eyes to learn something useful for me as a parent; but now  – since I raised my children, I am spoiling theirs.

What did you want to be when growing up?
An engineer – everyone in my family including my uncles, aunts, cousins, etc. were engineers (except my mom, she was a high school math teacher; maybe my hidden talent of teaching I got from my mom). Engineer was the only profession I considered since I was old enough to even consider anything.

You are happiest when…?
My family is happy and people I associate with are happy.

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