As a senior project manager with MSG, Rocky Kimball has assisted hundreds of companies with ISO / TS 16949 implementation and internal audits along with the core tools and lean improvement projects necessary within the automotive industry. Rocky has also worked with ISO 9001, AS 9100, ISO 14001, ISO 17025 and many related topics. Rocky's skill and expertise have positively impacted the bottom line of many companies.
Before joining MSG, Kimball served as lead auditor, operations manager, certification manager and business development manager at Entela Inc., the world’s leading automotive and manufacturing registrar. While at Entela, Kimball achieved certification to conduct QS-9000, Tooling & Equipment Supplement and ISO 9000 assessments.
Kimball has given presentations at professional and international conferences and trade association meetings about the benefits of ISO 9000, QS-9000 and ISO 14000 registration and internal audit training. He also has published several articles about ISO 9000, ISO/TS 16949, Error Proofing, and internal auditing.
Prior to his experience at Entela, Kimball gained wide-ranging perspectives in manufacturing as a Quality Director with a Tier 1 automotive supplier that had accounts with several Original Equipment Manufacturers in North America.
Rocky is also currently training on the Core Tools and VDA 6.3 Auditing at the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG).
Certified as a quality auditor and a quality technician, Kimball is a member of the National Tooling & Machining Association and the American Society for Quality.