Stories of What I've Done

About Debra M. Hampton

ASQ sent me a letter and said they did not "need" me as a speaker at their event(s).  They said I simplified the standard(s) too much and my methods would not work.  

I hate complicated, frustrating ISO Management Systems that the company can't afford to maintain.  They become an albatross to everyone!

I fix complicated ISO Management Systems.  It's what I do.  I use ISO Management Systems to make companies become efficient.  AND the EFFICIENCY is SUSTAINABLE, meaning it will last until you stop doing what I teach you to do.  Your company just keeps getting better and better as it continually pursues excellence in all its ways.

I've been doing this a long time.  For over 20 years (1999 - 2020), I ran my own manufacturing company that made over the counter FDA regulated drugs.  We conformed to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001), and ISO 22000.  Since 1984 I've been doing training and consulting or working as a quality manager.  

I'm passionate about teaching you what I've learned over the years.  Whether I work with you as your consultant, as your third party auditor or I come in and train your people, I promise you will learn by doing and "creating simple ISO Management systems".  

I collaborate with the best in the business to broaden my ability to serve you.  It is my goal that your whole focus in the organization becomes continual improvement.  

Three Examples of What We've Done for Companies:

"Company A" had to meet some requirements that if he didn't meet....they'd shut him down.  We implemented a digital system where they retain all of their records.   Accountability is built in In 5 minutes someone can know if expectations were followed.  Training records are automatic.  They are singing thank you, loudly.  From paper and data entry to simple and easy.

"Company B" had to ensure that what they were doing was right because what they made was the "LAST" operation on their customer's product.  If it wasn't right, they bought their customer's product.  It was a coating that was necessary for the product to function.  Highly technical.  Had to be right.  "You had to know when to hold it; know when to fold it.", it was a marriage of GMP, SPC, and ISO 22000 with a little ISO 9001 thrown in!  They set parameters, control points.  They knew the product before they shipped.  

All costs to produce decreased.

"Company C" Had a simple, beautiful, great management system but, their culture did not drive improvement.  Fixing it was a rhythm and cadence thing.  We started measuring what was important.  We established a rhythm and cadence culture.  Employee retention went up.  Rhythm and cadence is what they needed to change their culture into a Lean, Agile, Continually Improving Team.  Competition doesn't have a chance.  This company knows how to be efficient.  No one can do it for less.

Since 1984, President of Cornerstone Engineering, Training, and Consulting, LLC (CETC) helping build foundations for companies futures.


Debra M. Hampton, Since 1988, Registered P.E. in Quality, in California.  Since 2018, Senior Lead Auditor and Senior Lead Implementer of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 13485, and soon to be ISO 37301.  Lead Auditor in ISO ISO 22000, ISO 22716.  

Over 35 years in the field of quality, teaching, implementing, and gaining certifications.  I can help you become more efficient as an organization and thereby cause your profit, gross margin to increase.  Guaranteed or you don't owe me.

"I have enough experience in the field of ISO Management to solve ISO Management System Problems."