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International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949:2016 Transition Overview

June 7, 2017 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949:2016 automotive standard was released in October 2016. In addition, the IATF Rules were updated in November 2016. All audits after October 1, 2017, must be performed to this new Automotive Standard as well as meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. 

This webinar will provide an overview of key changes to prepare automotive suppliers as they transition from ISO/TS 16949:2009 to IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015. Our goal is to provide transition guidance and help improve the transition process for automotive suppliers by covering the following:

  • Transition timeline 
  • Gap analysis
  • Documentation review

Attendees will have an opportunity to address specific questions during the live session with an automotive industry expert.


Vickie Betras

Vickie Betras is the Global Automotive Program Manager at ABS Quality Evaluations. She has nearly 30 years' experience in Tier 1 Automotive manufacturing, multinational quality systems management and experience with ISO 9001 and TS 16949, as well as the associated accreditation governing documents for the Automotive sector. Betras has been auditing management system standards for more than 20 years as an IATF Certified Lead Auditor who has conducted hundreds of TS audits. She also worked for an automotive supplier for more than 10 years providing certification services to Ford, GM and Chrysler. Her automotive industry experience includes auditing various manufacturing processes such as stamping, welding, injection molding, machining and painting.


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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