Steve Vamplew

Quality Program Manager

Steve is a Quality Program Manager at The Center. In his role, Steve manages and delivers training, consulting and implementation assistance for Quality and Environmental Management Systems to small and medium-sized manufacturers. Steve has extensive quality, manufacturing and management experience - working in the automotive industry at OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers - leveraging his experience to assist manufacturers with the implementation of ISO 9001, IATF 16949, ISO 14001, AS9100 and training on automotive Core Tools. 

Professional Experience
As a senior member of ASQ and having earned CQA and CMQ/OE certificates, Steve has more than 30 years of experience in the quality profession – providing him a wide range of credentials and experience in quality and environmental management systems, supplier development and problem-solving methods. Previously, Steve has worked as a Quality Auditor and Quality Manager at plant and corporate levels – supporting global manufacturing locations in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Japan, China and Mexico. Steve has developed guidelines and customer-specific standards for automotive suppliers to ensure they met or exceeded OEM requirements. He has been a Lead Auditor and Management Representative for both IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 management systems – and has led many companies to successful 3rd Party registrations.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting & Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University – minoring in Psychology and Military Science.


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