Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Deanne Sparr welcomed Barb with these words, “We’re thrilled to have Barb as part of the simpleQuE team! Her attention to detail and knowledge of certification requirements is exactly the support we are excited to add to our staff and to provide to our clients.”
What is your name? Barbara Dodson.
What is your position and what do you do for simpleQuE? Operations Manager – I’m responsible for client relations and oversight of the performance of audit activities. I am also a lead auditor for ISO 9001.
How long have you worked for simpleQuE? I joined simpleQuE on Oct 31, 2016.
What do you like most about working for simpleQuE? SimpleQuE doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach – we understand that each client is unique and has different needs.
What is your greatest accomplishment – work or personal? My greatest personal accomplishment is raising two wonderful children.
When you are not working, where can people find you? Either spending time with my family or relaxing with a good book.
What is your hometown? Canton, OH.
Client satisfaction is pinnacle to your background. What are your client-focused approaches to simpleQuE? I am quick to follow up on any questions and or concerns, I like to pick up the phone and talk to our clients. In this day and age it’s so easy to send off an email, but I have always found that most clients really like to speak to someone personally.
Explain how simpleQuE is different from their competition. Most of our staff and subcontractors have certification body experience which I believe makes a very big difference.
Where is your favorite getaway? I love the beach and one of my favorite vacation spots is Cancun.
How would other people describe you in three words? Ethical, passionate about things that I believe in and caring.
What is your position and what do you do for simpleQuE?
Senior Director and I work with clients to implement and manage their ISO/AS Quality Management Systems and EMS Environmental Management Systems
What do you like most about working for simpleQuE?
simpleQue is an industry leader in providing ISO consulting and training services.
What is your greatest accomplishment – work or personal?
With my wife, we raised three beautiful daughters who are now intelligent, funny, and productive adults.
What is your favorite QMS standard and why?
ISO 9001 because I have worked with it for almost 30 years and understand how it improves a business.
What attracted you to SimpleQuE?
The leadership and their vision.
When you are not working, where can people find you?
Working around my home, exercising, mountain biking, and enjoying time with my wife.
What was your first job?
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Thinking back over your career, what is the professional accomplishment you are most proud of achieving and why?
There have been so many varied organizations over the years that it is nearly impossible to narrow it down to one single accomplishment. What does stand out in my mind is the different organizations that, through adopting either a complete or partial documented QMS, were able to satisfy unique customer demands which resulted in retaining customers and ultimately maintaining their workforce.
Client satisfaction is pinnacle to your background. What are your client-focused approaches at simpleQuE?
To treat every single person within an organization as your customer and strive to understand each individual’s needs while working towards the projects corporate goal.
What advice would you give to a new college graduate entering the technology industry?
Expose yourself to as many types of manufacturing, industry and management styles as possible early on in your career, preferably through a co-op experience. This allows you to know and understand how to adapt in any environment.
Explain how simpleQuE is different from their competition.
SimpleQuE has a straightforward, logical approach to QMS implementation that does not restrict an organizations progress.
Where do you see simpleQuE in the next five years?
SimpleQuE is a forward-thinking, progressive organization that will always be working to find a new way to help their customers easily adapt new requirements.
How would other people describe you in three words?
Energetic, compassionate, inquisitive
This month, simpleQuE shines the spotlight on Deanne Sparr. Deanne spent over a decade as a lead auditor with Smithers Quality Assessments before accepting the vice president position at simpleQuE. Recently, Deanne led the consulting efforts for a client that became TS certified. Continue reading “SimpleQuE Spotlight – Deanne Sparr”