The International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB)

The IAOB was established to:
  • Implement and manage the IATF 16949 registration scheme oversight activities on behalf of the IATF.
  • Coordinate with the other IATF Oversight Offices to ensure global consistency of the IATF 16949 registration scheme.
  • Support the IATF in the pursuit of global harmonization with other automotive manufacturers.
  • Develop and maintain a central IATF database of strategic information to assist in the management of the registration scheme.

IAOB Leadership Commitment

The IAOB Leadership is dedicated to ensuring that automotive consumers can trust IATF 16949 Certification. We are committed to a certification process that results in the parts produced by an IATF 16949 certified facility meeting established quality standards. When you drive or ride in a vehicle manufactured by one of the IATF OEMs, you can trust those parts have been certified to meet the IATF 16949 standard.

IAOB Board of Directors

Automotive Industry Action Group

Founded in 1982 as the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) by the three largest North American automotive OEMs, AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where companies in the mobility industry have worked collaboratively to drive down cost and complexity in the supply chain. Their membership includes leading global mobility manufacturers, their part suppliers, service providers, and associated global organizations, and government entities.

Cole, Newton & Duran

Cole, Newton & Duran’s reputation for providing quality service reflects the high standards they demand of themselves. Their high standards, responsive service, and specialized staff are what makes their firm the perfect choice for your accounting, tax, or consulting needs. If you are looking for a blend of personal service and expertise, Cole, Newton & Duran is the firm for you.


Ford is a family company, one that spans the globe and has shared ideals. We value service to each other and the world as much as to their customers. Generations have made their memories with us and included us in their hopes and dreams. After 117 years, we’re used to adapting to and leading change. That’s why we’re evolving to focus on services, experiences and software as well as vehicles.

General Motors

General Motors Company, commonly known as GM, is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.


Stellantis is a leading global mobility player guided by a clear mission: to provide freedom of movement for all through distinctive, appealing, affordable and sustainable mobility solutions. Their company’s strength lies in the breadth of their iconic brand portfolio, the diversity and passion of their 300,000 people, and their deep roots in the communities in which they operate.

Oversight Office Partners


With 360 member companies, ANFIA - National Association of Automotive Industry Supply Chain - is one of the largest trade associations in Italy. Founded in 1912, for over 100 years it aims to represent the interests of the Associates towards public and private, national and international institutions and to provide for the study and resolution of technical, economic, fiscal, legislative, statistical and quality problems of the automotive sector.

IATF France

IATF France (International Automotive Task Force) is a non-profit association – under the French law of 1901 - formed between RENAULT GROUP and STELLANTIS. The purpose of the association is to develop, ensure and guarantee the level of quality of the certification IATF 16949 scheme for the suppliers of parts for the automotive industry.


SMMT IATF Oversight was established by IATF in 1999 as one of the five (UK, USA, France, Germany, Italy) global oversight offices to administer the IATF 16949 Certification scheme.


The German automobile manufacturers and their suppliers have had the Quality Management Center (QMC) since 1 August 1997. The QMC is located at the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in the business area of Dr. Martin Koers under the direction of Mr. Heinz Günter Plegniere.

The tasks and services of the QMC are as diverse as the questions that we deal with every day in the quality management of the automotive industry. The spectrum ranges from the development of systems and methods to shaping the future of quality management systems in the automotive industry.

China Steering Committee


Geely Auto Group is a leading automobile manufacturer based in Hangzhou, China and was founded in 1997 as a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. Geely Auto Group sells vehicles under the Geely Auto brand and holds a 50 percent stake in the LYNK & CO brand.

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IAOB Volunteer Event: Forgotten Harvest

On Wednesday, 29th September 2021, the IAOB team served the Oak Park, Michigan (USA) community by volunteering at Forgotten Harvest at their pop-up food pantry that works to fight hunger and food insecurity. The team served over 200 families and helped support local charities and families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge. The weather was great and the team building opportunity was enjoyed by all who participated. We are looking forward to serving the Detroit, Michigan area in mid-December at LA-SED Senior and Youth Center as well. Thank you to all of the IAOB Southfield team members for serving and volunteering your time in the community.

IAOB Volunteer Event: LASED

On 2nd December, IAOB staff assembled gift bags for a special Christmas lunch event to be held for 30 seniors at LASED (Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development) on West Vernor Highway, Detroit These gift bags contain several items to help keep the seniors warm during the winter: socks, gloves, hats, scarves, and some other special bonus gifts from the IAOB team. Specially marked gift envelopes also entitle some seniors to donated coats. All gift bags contain Christmas cards from all the IAOB staff. IAOB is planning to participate in a special Mothers’ Day event next year at LASED.

IAOB Volunteer Event: LASED Onsite

LASED (Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development) of Southwest Detroit (Mexican Town) is a safe location where senior adults, 64 years of age and older are helped to maintain an independent lifestyle in their own homes. The LASED location is where the seniors can meet for social, educational, recreational and cultural purposes. The center provides transportation to and from the location, food and friendship programs, health screening, special activities, arts and crafts, English as a Second language instruction, recreational and educational opportunities, with social and emotional support.

LASED holds special events throughout the year, such as a Mothers’ Day brunch with support activities such as makeup, nails and hair care for the ladies. A prize drawing for useful gifts was also held. IAOB volunteered to help with all the activities at the 2022 Mothers’ Day event, to allow the LASED staff to focus on ensuring a safe and welcoming time for the seniors. IAOB also donated some items to assist with the prize drawing to ensure the participation of all participants.

This allows IAOB staff to give back to the community and help some of those who are disadvantaged and far less fortunate in a region close to the office where most IAOB staff have never visited.

IAOB Staff

James Bruin

Executive Director – IATF Strategic Development

+1 248 358-9797

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Cherie Reiche

Managing Director – IAOB Initiatives and Office Management

+1 248 358-9793

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Michelle Maxwell

Director – IATF Initiative Development & Implementation

+1 248 358-9798

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Devin Gage

Program Manager – IATF ADP & Special Projects

+1 248 663-1515

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Erin Gerardi

Program Manager – IATF Initiatives

+1 810 986-0367

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Kelly Gayeski

Coordinator – Audit Scheduling & Database

+1 248 358-9776

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Liz Spudic

Program Manager – Audits

+1 248-663-1517

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Melanie Logsdon

Data Analytics Manager

+1 248 663-1516

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Nick Sienkiewicz

Lead Big Data Engineer

+1 248-228-8936

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Russ Hopkins

Manager – Scheme Effectiveness

+1 248 663-1513

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Stacy Ward

Translation Manager

+1 248 663-1519

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Stephanie Civic

Office & Finance Administrator

+1 248 358-9784

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Yan Zhang

Managing Director – Beijing IATF Office for the IAOB

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