Global Partners

Through over 35 years’ experience in industry, certification and training Paul has built up a global network of contacts with proven expertise in training and auditing in Management Systems and Total Productive Maintenance.

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Craig Birch, UK

MBA Business administration

MSc Manufacturing Engineering

Craig is an experienced operations & quality professional with a proven track record in quality, manufacturing, projects, logistics, human resources and purchasing. He has held senior management positions in automotive vehicle manufacturers and tier one suppliers, and recently moved into a career focused on auditing, training and consultancy. He is a qualified third party auditor for ISO/TS16949 and has extensive practical experience in the application of the automotive core tools.


Tusca Chiu, Taiwan

Master degree in Industrial Engineering and Doctor degree in Industrial Management.

Tusca is recognized as one of the most experienced auditors, trainer and consultant in Asia, having undertaken over 2500 audits and over 50 training/consultancy projects. As well as being a third party auditor qualified in ISO9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO13485 and ISO22301, he a qualified practitioner in six sigma, lean and management system training and consultancy.

Although based in Taiwan, he has extensive experience in working across Asia, assisting multinational organizations in their continual improvement journeys. He is fluent in Mandarin and English. He has an delivery style that makes training fun and a memorable learning experience.


Nurcan Demirel, Turkey

Degree in Technical Engineering

Nurcan is a qualified ISO/TS16949 third party lead auditor and has undertaken over 500 audits around the world. She has extensive experience in the application of the automotive core tools (APQP, PPAP, MSA, FMEA, SPC) and has delivered many training courses across Turkey.

Prior to training and auditing, she had over 20 years of experience in the automotive sector.


David Elvidge, Asia

BSc in Production Engineering

David has over 35 year manufacturing experience and has been implementing lean and TPM for over 14 years.

He is a qualified production engineer with a BSc Production Engineering, and has significant experience as a senior project and production manager, holding positions in automotive and other manufacturing industries.

He was trained in implementing lean production techniques in 1991 while working at Nissan UK. He has since been trained in implementing TPM and has done so successfully for over 7 years in many varied companies and industries.

He is currently based in China but travelling extensively throughout Asia


Hans Grimhammar, Sweden

Bachelor of Theology
Bachelor of Science in system analysis
Certified lead auditor for ISO/TS 16949
Certified ISO/IEC 17025 auditor by SWEDAC

Hans is an experienced quality professional with a wealth of experience in implementing, developing and maintaining quality management systems.

His work experience includes time with Saab and Volvo Automotive Powertrain, and more recently Hans has been providing consultancy support in the field of ISO/TS16949 and ISO/IEC17025.

Hans is fluent in Swedish, English and German.


Oscar Klein, Sweden

Oscar is an experienced ISO/TS16949 lead auditor with extensive third party auditing experience across Europe.He is an IRCA certified trainer for ISO9001 lead auditor training and has successfully trained and qualified over 300 students.

He is competent to deliver ISO/TS16949 internal auditor and core tools training as well as assist companies to implement effective process based management systems. Oscar is fluent in English, Hungarian and Swedish.


Terry Onica, USA

Terry currently is the Automotive Director at QAD and is responsible for QAD product strategy and global market activities in the automotive sector, working in closely with customers and industry associations worldwide.

She has focused her 29 year career on supply chain and technology in the automotive industry working prior at GM, Ford and Johnson Controls. Additionally, Onica has held several leadership positions in global automotive industry standards associations over the past 26 years. She currently serves as a steering committee member Supply Chain Steering Committee at Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG).  Onica is also one of the authors of the AIAG/Odette Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE).  She has been one of the global leaders in the development, implementation and training of MMOG/LE since Version 2.

She has been awarded outstanding achievement awards from both AIAG and Odette for being a leader in driving the development and implementation of global industry initiatives to advance materials management and  technology standards within automotive supply chains.


David Poxon, UK

David has over 30 years of experience as a leader and practitioner in quality management, strategy deployment, quality engineering and projects, supply chain development and continuous improvement. He has held senior management roles in global Tier One manufacturing operations within the automotive and fluid power sectors, developing and managing systems in compliance with ISO/TS16949, ISO9001 and other standards.

He is passionate about supporting teams and individuals to achieve excellence and has a proven track record of delivering best in class quality and customer satisfaction. He is a Chartered Quality Professional and has acted as an assessor for the European Quality Award.

David is now providing consultancy and training support in all aspects of quality management, business excellence and continuous improvement.

MCQI – Member of the Chartered Quality Institute

MEng & Man – Mechanical Engineering Manufacture and Management

MSc – Manufacturing Systems Engineering


Jeff Turner, UK

B.Sc. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Member, Institution of Engineering & Technology

Jeff is a Chartered Engineer and has more than 35 years’ experience as a manufacturing executive within the automotive industry at OEM and Tier 1 levels.

He has significant knowledge of ERP, supply chain, logistics, materials management and lean manufacturing systems and specialises in the development and implementation of company-wide business improvement strategies and achievement of World Class performance.

Jeff has successfully managed major supply chain and manufacturing transformation projects for several large organisations in Europe.


Stuart Veitch, UK

B.Eng in Metallurgy and M.Phil in Manufacturing and Management

Stuart has been in manufacturing for over 25 years in a mixture of hands-on operations management roles and consulting.  Like Paul, Stuart was one of the first non-Japanese TPM award assessors and has been practically implementing TPM and Lean over the last 16 years, in a wide vary of manufacturing industries.


Michelle Walke, USA

Florida International University BA

Michelle is an experienced ISO/TS16949 lead auditor with extensive auditing experience around the world. She is a competent trainer for ISO/TS16949, the automotive core tools and is certified to deliver ISO9001 lead auditor training. Michelle has assisited a number of companies in the implementation of ISO9001 and ISO/TS16949 and has extensive practical experience in the automotive and aerospace sectors.