Quality Programs Manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Steve Alvanas is the Quality Programs Manager for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In this capacity he is responsible for the deployment of federal quality requirements into the Laboratory’s processes. This has included providing the leadership supporting the adoption of the ISO 9001 quality system requirements. Mr. Alvanas is also involved in the integration of systems including the environmental and safety management systems for ORNL.
He has over 30 years of experience in quality, safety and environmental processes. He has held key management roles in obtaining successful registrations of many other companies in the areas of design, manufacturing, environmental consulting and government. He has had a number of successes in the translation of quality standards into a wide variety of applications. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, an ASQ Senior Member and an ORNL Lead Auditor. He has a business management degree from Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN and a mechanical engineering degree from Wentworth Institute, Boston, MA.
“ISO 9001 is used by millions of people and organisations around the world and the upcoming 2015 revision will have a big impact on those who work with the standard.
The impact of this revision will be similar to, if not greater than the 2000 edition, which was a major change for accreditation bodies, certification bodies, training organisations, implementing organisations, procurement organisations, consultants and customers.”
An excerpt from IRCA Resources on “ISO 9001: IRCA Supporting the 2015 Revision”, October 2013