ISO Mgmt Transition Collage-01Kevin Smith, President of Vie Associates, was the instructor for the NWIRC’s ISO 9001:2015 Management Transition session at the Knowledge Center in Erie. All of the manufacturers attending today’s session were already certified in ISO 9001:2008 and looking to understand the changes with the new standard and things to consider when starting their transition. The audience included Owners, CEO’s, Presidents, Quality Control Managers, and Compliance Officers…many of whom are the internal auditors for their companies.

Smith noted that the new standard involves “integrating ISO with your real work”. He spoke about how there is a greater emphasis on leadership engagement and to “be sure management is aware of their expanded responsibilities for demonstrating visible leadership and accountability.”

Another session is scheduled in St Marys on April 12. See more details here.

The NWIRC has a 3-day ISO 9001:2015 Internal Audit training scheduled coming up in several locations featuring Kevin Smith:

St Marys: March 8-10
Erie: April 5-7
Meadville: May 24-26

For more information or to register see the complete schedule.


Photo Caption:
Top Left: Ed Barthelmes (L), NWIRC Strategic Business Advisor, greets Matt Koket (R), President/Owner of GeorgeKo Industries

Top Right: Kevin Smith, President of Vie Associates

Bottom: Ed Barthelmes’ introduction for the class