Webinar: Understanding the IAOB IATF 16949 Certification Sponsorship Program

Webinar: Understanding the IAOB IATF 16949 Certification Sponsorship Program

Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM EST

Learn More About the IAOB's Sponsorship Program to Receive Financial Assistance for IATF 16949 Audits.

Join our Smithers expert, Marty Willem, for this special Lunch & Learn presentation where Marty, will answer any questions about, and facilitate a better understanding around, the IAOB's sponsorship program for automotive suppliers interested in achieving IATF 16949 certification.

What Are the Eligibility Requirements?

The International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) is offering a limited sponsorship program to become certified to IATF 16949. To be eligible, automotive suppliers must have 75 or fewer employees executing the automotive quality management system (QMS) and have gross revenue for the site of $30 million or less. In addition, they must be a member of Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and have completed an AIAG Core Tools Assessment by key personnel.  

What Does the Sponsorship Program Offer?

The IAOB sponsorship program offers financial assistance for the Stage 1 readiness review and the Stage 2 initial audit conducted by an IAOB-contracted Certification Body (CB), such as Smithers. The program also includes a recommendation to use and implement Core Tools Software. 

Learn More About the Limitations of the Program

Not all companies will be eligible for the IAOB sponsorship program. The program is limited to eligible automotive suppliers in North America and applicants must not be currently certified to IATF 16949.

Watch the webinar presentation to learn more, and to find out what other requirements exist to see if your organization qualifies.

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About the Presenters

Marty Willem, Automotive Sector Manager 

Martin (‘Marty’) Willem has over 25 years in the 3rd-party conformity industry in roles ranging from National Operations Manager, Business Unit Manager, Associate Director of International Operations, and Vice President. 

In these roles, Marty has gained significant insights across a wide range of standards and AB/Oversight interfaces including holding a past chair position with the International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA). He also maintains active full credentials as an IATF 16949 Auditor.

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