COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 16, 2014) – Deanne Sparr has been hired as Vice President at simpleQuE, president and owner Jim Lee announced today. Sparr, who lives in New Philadelphia, Ohio, brings third-party audit and consulting experience for ISO/TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 and has worked extensively in the automotive industry.
“As a futuristic, strategic-driven person, Deanne is a strong executive leader to help us transform to the next level,” said Lee. “She is a strong hire for simpleQuE as we work to add more top talent and expertise to our pool of employees and resources. Her strengths include a thoroughness and attention to detail, along with exceptional problem-solving skills.”
Sparr has been a lead auditor and sales development project manager for Smithers Quality Assessments in addition to owning EQ Services, which specializes in training, auditing and consulting services for quality and environmental management system development. At Smithers since 2003, she audited approximately 70 client accounts annually, covering various industry classifications from small distributors to large Tier 1 automotive suppliers. After changes to the former sales team in late 2007, she and her team also achieved record sales and number of contracted new sites in at least four years.
“The future of simpleQuE is very exciting,” Sparr said. “They’re growing because of how well they help clients. I’m excited that I can be part of a bigger focus and a more impactful way to help companies. I’ve audited some of their clients so I’ve seen first-hand from a third-party perspective how well things are implemented. I like simple yet effective and efficient solutions. I definitely saw that in simpleQuE’s clients that I audited over many years.”
Prior to her work at Smithers and starting her own company, Sparr was a quality assurance manager at Meteor Sealing Systems now a Toyoda Gosei company, which is a major manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive sealing products. She also held managerial and quality management roles at Kurz-Kasch in the automobile aftermarket and original equipment industries.
“I’ve been third-party auditing for 11 years now, and seeing ineffective management systems was very frustrating,” added Sparr. “You see companies that have been misguided, misdirected and misinformed. Changes are coming in the standards, and I think Jim’s approach is positioning simpleQuE to be that solution for these companies to transform their problems in the most effective and efficient ways to achieve success.”
Sparr earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from the University of Akron and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Ashland University.
SimpleQuE Inc. performs consulting, training and auditing of management systems with a focus on “simple quality excellence” and sustainability. With certified experts in ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949 (automotive), AS9100 (aerospace), ISO 14001 (environmental), ISO/IEC 17025 (laboratory), OHSAS 18001 (health and safety), simpleQuE can help customers achieve their certification management objectives in the simplest, most efficient and sustainable manner.
Formal quality and environmental management systems don’t have to be cumbersome and complex. Management systems should be an integral part of your existing business that yields positive business results. There’s no single method that works for all companies, and simpleQuE works with your company’s culture and systems to quickly determine what works, and then helps integrate simple and efficient systems when required.
“Simple Quality Excellence” is what simpleQuE offers its clients. For case studies and other press releases, please visit www.simpleque.com.
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