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Mel Stauffer

Executive VP, Quality & Development Associates, LLC, Greenville, SC, USA

Mel Stauffer has 28 years of experience as a US and international certified Exemplar Global lead auditor, for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OHSAS 18001 and, ISO/TS 16949, for auditing, consulting and training. He has been working with the ISO standards since 1988. 

He is Senior Instructor for Applied Quality Management Systems (AQS) and American Society of Quality (ASQ) and a Senior Fellow member of ASQ. He is a participating member of TC 176 the standards developers responsible for ISO 9001 and International Subcommittee ISO 17021-3 Competence requirements for auditing and certification of quality management systems and Liaison. 

Stauffer is a Senior Instructor with ASQ since 1994 and teaches the 5-day Certified Lead and Internal Auditor classes (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OHSAS 18001 and, ISO/TS 16949, OHSAS 18001) for ASQ public cluster and on site. He managed the Quality Institute-University of South Carolina-Spartanburg and established South Carolina’s MEP- ISO/QS training and consulting practice for small to medium sized businesses for the state of South Carolina, DOC and University of South Carolina. 

He also instructs for Greenville Technical College, Midlands Technical Quality Center, Technical Colleges in South Carolina. Stauffer has conducted over 1600 registration audits. He has worked with a variety of Businesses as Consultant, supplier auditor, trainer and lead auditor Medical Devices-Covidien Corporate, Kimberly Clark, Philip Morris R&D, Automotive-BMW-Toyota, and many Automotive Suppliers Tiers 1, 2, and 3, Electronics-IBM, Google, AGEE, Digital Equipment Corp. Government-DOD, DOE NRC, Naval Warfare, ballistic and weapons, Homeland Security and Immigration and Citizenship, Urenco USA-Uranium Enrichment, Insurance-several divisions of BCBS, MetLife Corporate and Textiles-Milliken, Valdese Weavers and many other US and International businesses. 

His career started with Digital Equipment Corporation 1976, experiences included Manufacturing Corporate Accounts Manager, Manager of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Human Resources Manager, Compensation and Benefits and EEOC manager and Technical recruiter and employment. He is also a Senior ASQ Fellow and a member of the local ASQ Palmetto Chapter in Greenville, SC.

Conference/Exhibit Registration will open on October 4, 2019

Call for Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline:
October 11, 2019

Acceptance notification date:
November 11, 2019

Early Registration Deadline:
February 11, 2020

Please make sure to review and prepare the material needed before you start the on-line Proposal Submission Form. Click here to see Proposal Submission Guidelines.

Who May Submit: This online form may be used by a principal speaker, co-speaker, contact person, or a committee member submitting on behalf of a speaker.

Multiple Proposals: You may submit multiple proposals.

Conference Registration Fee:
The conference registration fee is waived for the principal speaker of accepted proposals. Speakers are responsible for their travel expenses and arrangements. Co-speakers will receive a 30% discount for the conference that they are presenting at.

Length of Presentations: Technical sessions are typically 35 minutes. There will be a limited number of "double" sessions, 70 minutes, at the end of each day.


You will need the following to submit a proposal

Proposal Title: Maximum 80 characters including spaces. 

Keywords:Please include three keywords with a maximum of 100 characters, including spaces. 

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Abstract: The Abstract should be 1,500 to 5,000 characters (note that it is Characters, NOT words), including spaces.

Biography: The Biography must be 1,500 to 5,000 characters, including spaces.

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