Mitchell Rowland

Mitchell RowlandMitchell is an IRCA certified ISO 9001 lead auditor and an IATF certified IATF 16949 lead auditor, as well as an Exemplar Global certified ISO 14001 auditor. Mitchell has carried out certification audits at several world class organizations, including Ford Motor Company, Honda Motor Manufacturing, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing.

Internationally, he has provided audit services in Mexico, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Germany and the Philippines and speaks German, French and Spanish.

Mitchell has seven years of direct manufacturing work experience as a Quality Development Manager and Process Improvement Manager in the automotive and defense industries. In that capacity, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the overall management systems for lean manufacturing, and self-directing, cross-functional work teams.

As a consultant, Mitchell has facilitated implementation of quality and environmental management systems. He has led certified ISO 9001 lead auditor courses, and developed and presented internal auditor courses in ISO 14001, ISO 9001, IATF 16949, and automotive core tools. In addition, he has also provided management leadership skills training for both service and manufacturing organizations.

Mitchell served in the United States Army and holds a BS degree from Murray State University in English and a PhD from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, where the focus of his work was organization development and growth theory.