President and CEO
Christopher Paquette is the President and CEO of Paquette & Associates and a Registered Lead Assessor. Chris has over twenty years experience in Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Management Systems including major tier one automotive parts manufacturers.
Previous to establishing Paquette & Associates, Chris was a Senior Manager, Business Development with KPMG, one of North America’s largest third-party Registrars, and started the office for KPMG in London. Chris’ experience in third party management system assessments includes various organizations in the areas of industrial and automotive manufacturing as well as many service organizations. These include among many, plastics, metal forming, casting, machining, transportation, welding, tool & mold, component assembly and fabrication, poultry farming, insurance, consulting firms, maintenance, and distribution companies.
Chris is a graduate Mechanical Engineering that focused on the technology, design and development of mechanical process including on-and-off road vehicles. Chris is a registered Lead Assessor (certification number A010874) and has successfully completed IATF 16949:2016 including “Core Tools”, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 Auditor training.
In the last twenty years, our Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Management Systems consulting and auditing experience has involved over 500 clients and hundreds of third party assessments within various industries, globally. Consulting and auditing expertise includes conformance to the ISO 9001, 14001, IATF 16949, ISO/IEC 17025 and N299 series of international standards.
Paquette & Associates have direct experience in Quality Assurance, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Management. This includes coordination of all disciplines involved in the establishment and monitoring of a quality and environmental system that complies with QS-9000 and ISO 14001, as well as auditing major suppliers such as brass mills, steel distribution facilities, casting facilities, assembly and stamping operations and heat treating and electroplating organizations to an internal Supplier Quality Manual. Paquette & Associates have vast experience with O.E.M. Quality Standards, Advanced Taguchi Design of Experiments and Statistical Process Control.
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