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ISO 9001:2015 International Standard Updates and Changes

December 16, 2016

The world's leading quality management system standard, ISO 9001, has been published. ISO standards are reviewed every five to seven years to determine if a revision is required to keep it current and relevant for the global marketplace. The last significant change made to the standard was in 2008, hence the need to better understand and be aware of the revisions.

These webinar sessions are designed to give users an overview of the revisions to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. If you are a quality management professional responsible for maintaining or implementing a quality management system, and you are not sure where to begin or how to comply with ISO 9001:2015, ABS Group webinars are the perfect solution for you. The webinar will review the new high level structure, new terminology and more specific requirements. The webinars will also address the transition for certified clients to the latest revision. 


Patrick E. Brooks

Patrick E. Brooks is a principal auditor for ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS QE), an ABS Group company, who is certified to conduct QS 9000 and ISO 9000 audits. Brooks has over 20 years of professional experience in Quality, Manufacturing, Project Management, Government and ISO 9000 Auditing and was previously a project manager for Bureau Veritas North America and Lincoln Manufacturing. He is an experienced leader with the knowledge and capabilities to strategically plan and implement large scale initiatives in support of business and operational needs. Brooks has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the US Army Reserve. His credentials include PMP, IRCA Registered Lead Assessor and Certified (DOE) Lead Assessor certifications, and he is a member of the American Society for Quality Control.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with nearly 2,000 professionals in over 30 countries. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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