What We Do

The IAOB is an International Automotive Task Force (IATF) oversight office. The IAOB is a Michigan Corporation; members include FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG).

The International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) was established to:

  • Implement and manage the ISO/TS 16949 registration scheme oversight activities on behalf of the IATF.
  • Coordinate with the IATF European Oversight Offices to ensure global consistency of the ISO/TS 16949 registration scheme.
  • Support the IATF in the pursuit of global harmonization with other automotive manufacturers.
  • Develop and maintain a central IATF database of strategic information to assist in the management of the registration scheme.


Dale Hammer

President & Managing Director

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Michelle Maxwell

Manager – Witness Audit Program

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Cherie Reiche

Manager - Auditor Development & Special Projects

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Kelly Gayeski

Coordinator - Database & Scheduling

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Stephanie Civic

Office Administrator

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Kathy Karlis

Translation Manager

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The IATF work team has reviewed and dispositioned the responses received from the stakeholder survey (1759 responses received from OEMs, suppliers, CBs, and other stakeholders). An initial committee working draft has been created, which includes input from the stakeholder survey and common OEM customer specific requirements, incorporating the ISO 9001:2015 structure and content as boxed text.


The expiry date of certifications to ISO/TS 16949:2009 issued during the transition period of ISO 9001 needs to correspond to the end of the three-year transition period (14 September 2018) in-line with the expiration date for ISO 9001:2008 certificates, as outlined in the IAF guide ID9.


The IATF is defining a transition strategy from ISO/TS 16949:2009 which will be released at a later date.

Posted 12 October 2015


IAOB provides investment grants to individuals, community and automotive industry groups, and not for profit organizations to support the administration of quality assurance, accreditation, and certifications programs in the automotive industry. The grants are awarded annually in September.


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