Brand Consulting Group formed as a result of the increasing commercial and consumer pressure felt by organizations world-wide to become compliant or registered to ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, AS 9100, TL 9000, SA 8000, Six Sigma, ISO 14001, CE Mark, cGMP, Capability Maturity Model (CMM), Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), OHSAS 18001, and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Brand Consulting Group, Inc. is proud to be one of the only consulting firms providing these services which is itself ISO 9001 registered. The overwhelming majority of our competitors are not ISO 9001 registered.
Leigh Brand, the founder and Chairman of Brand Consulting Group, Inc., is an IRCA certified Quality Management System Lead Auditor (#A008984), a Senior Member of the American Society of Quality (ASQ), and is currently working on his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. He is a graduate of Boston University (BA) and New York University (MA).
Since the company's inception in 1995, Leigh has developed quality assurance training, auditing, and consulting services for many of the world's most popular quality assurance and environmental management system standards. These standards include: ISO 9001, TS 16949, ISO 14001, AS 9100, CE Marking and the EU Directives, US FDA cGMP's, Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), SA 8000, Six Sigma, LEAN, American Institute of Baking, and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Leigh began his quality assurance career as the ISO 9001 Coordinator for a steel and aluminum processing company in Pittsburgh, PA. Since then, he has provided training for ISO 9001 to more than 7,000 people, including executives, managers, and union employees. He has consulted, trained, and audited organizations in a diverse group of industries including basic steel making, plastics, data measurement, respirator manufacturing, hardware products, chemical processing, healthcare compliance and healthcare providers, food and drug manufacturing, food safety and grading, information technology, medical devices, software developers, automotive, service providers which include banking, cashiering, disbursements, payroll, and payment processing, shipping and customs, logistics management, IT customer service and help desk support, telephone operations, facility maintenance, human resources, architecture and design, and environmental management, to name a few.
Through Leigh's efforts, Brand Consulting Group, Inc. has obtained private section clients including: General Motors-Delphi Thermal Systems, IBM de MEXICO, IPRO, Tissue International, Allegheny Performance Plastics, Con Edison, and Simplot. US Government clients include: US Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Energy, Interior, State, Homeland Security, and Defense. Other Brand clients include: Federal Reserve Bank of New York and San Francisco, United Nations, US Postal Service, National Transportation Safety Board, and the New York City Transit Authority (MTA).
Leigh has co-authored two articles published in the Journal of cGMP Compliance entitled Harmonizing the Medical Device Directive, Current Good Manufacturing Practices, and ISO 9001 and Mutual Recognition Agreements.
Over the past five years, Leigh has conducted more than 150 quality management system audits on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Department of State in twenty (20) countries and six (6) continents. Leigh has worked in the following countries: North America-United States, Canada, and Mexico, South America-Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, and Brazil, Africa-Senegal and South Africa, Europe-France, England, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Poland, and Czechoslovakia, Asia-Ukraine, China, Japan, India, and South Korea, Australia-Australia and New Zealand. Most of his auditing, consulting, and training activities outside of the US have required the use of an additional auditor who speaks multiple languages.
Leigh is a private pilot and PADI certified Advanced SCUBA diver. Leigh maintains direct contact with clients in the field as a senior trainer, auditor, and consultant for ISO 9001 quality assurance systems. During the past six years, Leigh has conducted more than 200 Exemplar Global certified and IRCA recognized ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Courses on four continents.
Today, Brand Consulting Group consists of more than sixty (60) consultants on six (6) continents. Brand Consulting Group has the capacity to serve multinational corporations and government agencies.