Brandon Kerkstra - President
Brandon Kerkstra has worked with hundreds of companies in a wide range of industries during the past 14 years as president of MSG. In addition to building the successful business, Brandon has facilitated the implementation of ISO 17025, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, APQP, CMMI, & SPICE (ISO 15504). Brandon has also trained on Project Management, Time Management and Lean Concepts, and more recently implemented and trained on AS 9100 and AS 9115 as well as DO178B requirements.
Before launching MSG, Brandon Kerkstra was responsible for business development at the North American division of the British Standards Institution Inc., the world's largest registrar of quality management systems, and for technical business development at Entela, Inc., the world’s leading automotive and manufacturing registrar. Kerkstra also held positions as a lead trainer for both organizations.
With extensive experience in product testing, inspection, and quality, Kerkstra is familiar with a wide range of ISO 9000, IATF 16949 and ISO 14000 management systems assessments for the military, nuclear, aerospace, and automotive industries.
Kerkstra has appeared as a keynote and motivational speaker at professional and international conferences and on national television about the benefits and technical aspects of management system registration to international standards. As a paid speaker, he has addressed Siemens VDO and the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards on the subject of international standards in registration.
Brandon holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University as well as numerous technical certifications.