Smithers Quality Assessments 2017 Quality Management Conference Set for July 13

Smithers Quality Assessments (SQA), a Smithers Group company, specializing in quality, safety and environmental management systems certifications, announced today that the company will hold its Quality Management Conference and Client Event on July 13th, 2017 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio. The event, now in its fifth year, has grown from a small seminar to a conference that now attracts more than 400 attendees each year, from numerous industries, all looking to learn from recognized business and quality management leaders and network with other professionals in their fields.


“Our Client Day continues to serve as an important medium for getting accurate and timely information to our diverse base of clients. This year is a major transitional year, with nearly every one of our clients working to update their quality systems, ,” said Aaron Troschinetz, General Manager, North America, Smithers Quality Assessments. “We are very excited about this event and the opportunity to have active dialogues with our clients in a variety of marketplaces.”


The event will begin with a keynote address titled “Leading Change & Quality” from Carlos Hungria, Chief Operating Officer at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and member of the Knorr Bremse Executive Board. Other informative breakout sessions throughout the day, will include:

AS9100:2016 Transition Overview presented by Susie Neal, United Technologies Corporation

IATF 16949 Transition Overview presented by Jeanette Preston/Mike Fournier, Smithers Quality Assessments

ISO 9001:2015 Transition Overview presented by Dale Isaacs, US TAG 176 Member

ISO 14001:2015 Transition Overview presented by Thomas Crossno, Smithers Quality Assessment


About Smithers Quality Assessments


Smithers Quality Assessments is an Akron, OH-based accredited quality and environmental management systems certification body, founded in 1993, serving small and large industrial, commercial, government and services businesses around the world.


Companies work with Smithers Quality Assessments when seeking certification to the following ISO standards:


ISO 9001:2015

ISO 14001:2015

OHSAS 18001:2007


CSA Z1000

ISO/TS 16949:2009 – IATF 16949

AS 9100D

ISO 13485:2015

SN 9001


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