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ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Rule Changes Webinar

December 4, 2013 | 10:00 am CST

Recent changes to ISO/TS 16949 will directly impact organizations with automotive sites where customer-specified production parts and/or service parts are manufactured.

ISO/TS 16949 rules include criteria for certification body recognition, certification body audit process, certification body auditor qualification, and certificates. These requirements are binding on certification bodies recognized by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), and therefore, should be understood by any client seeking certification.

In this complimentary webinar, we will outline ISO/TS 16949 and recent changes to the rules. Those seeking certification, who are already certified or who are looking to upgrade from ISO 90001, will benefit from this presentation.

This webinar will include an overview of:

  • The application process
  • Contractual agreement updates
  • Types of audits: Stage 1; Stage 2; Surveillance; and Recertification
  • Value-added Automotive Process Approach to conducting ISO/TS 16949 audits
  • Certificate issuance

This webinar will run approximately 45 minutes and will include time for interactive questions and answers.


Chuck McMaken

Chuck McMaken has spent 17 years of his career with ABS QE. In his current position as Global Automotive Program Manager and Lead Auditor, his primary responsibility is ensuring compliance with automotive accreditation body (IATF) rules and requirements. Prior to joining ABS QE, he spent more than 25 years in various roles within the automotive industry.

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 more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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