Steve Vamplew

Quality Program Manager

Steve is a Quality Program Manager at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center. In his role, Steve manages and delivers consulting, training 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. He leverages this experience to assist manufacturers with the implementation of ISO 9000:2015, IATF 16949, ISO 14001, AS 9100D and training on automotive Core Tools.  

Professional Experience
As a Senior Member of ASQ, Steve has more than 25 years of experience in the quality profession, providing him with 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, where he supported global manufacturing locations in Japan, China, Mexico, Turkey, Germany and the U.K. Steve has worked to develop 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 ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001, and is an AS9100D Internal Auditor, in addition to leading companies to successful third-party registrations. 

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


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