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

+1 248 358-9797

Michelle Maxwell

Manager – Witness Audit Program

+1 248 358-9798

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 has completed a stakeholder survey for suggestions related to content changes to the revised IATF standard.  The established work team is now compiling the survey responses and preparing for the build phase of the revision process.  Thank you to those who participated in the survey.

Posted 24 July 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. The closing date for Investment Grant applications is May 29, 2015 at 4:00pm (EST).


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