Richard Gillis

Gillis - PhotoRichard Gillis is an accredited quality management system (QMS) consultant and trainer. He specializes in providing consulting, internal auditing, and training support to organizations that will enable them to plan, document, implement, and maintain a quality management system in order to achieve certification to such standards as ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, and AS 9100, AS9110, and AS9120.

Industry Experience 

Richard began his career as an aerospace engineer, then an engineering manager, and later a program manager for a major NASA spacecraft propulsion development program. He was also a Director of Advanced Technology Business Development Programs for the same major aerospace company. He was later employed as a business development resource consultant at Booz Allen, an internationally recognized provider of consulting services.

Course Qualifications 

Richard is a quality management resource subject matter expert consultant and instructor at George Mason University and for BSI Management Systems. He is qualified to provide training for ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, and AS 9100, AS9110, and AS9120 requirement standards, Internal and lead auditor courses, as well as, ISO 31000 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines.

Trade Membership and Certifications 

Richard is a senior member of the American Society for Quality where he is active in both the Quality Management and Audit Divisions. He is a voting member on the U.S. TAG to ISO TC176 on Quality Management and the SC2 Subcommittee responsible for revising the ISO 9001 in 2015. He is an active member of the local ASQ Section 0511 Standards Information Group and the Northern Virginia Technology Council. He is accredited by Exemplar Global as a quality management systems first and second party internal auditor..

Education and Training 

Richard received his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and studied toward his Masters Degree in Business Administration at the University of Delaware. He has also taken and completed numerous QMS Standards and Auditing related courses from ASQ and other accredited course providers. He is frequently invited to present seminars on quality management system standards to companies, government, and trade associations.