Professional Background

For over fifteen years, Collier Management Consulting has provided clients with counsel, training, management services and support to establish, improve and register Quality Management programs that win and retain customers and increase productivity. We have the experience and ability to help you integrate Quality Management with other management functions, including Safety and Environmental management.

Paul Collier,  P. Eng., CMC

  • Developer and implementer of integrated quality management systems.
  • Certified Management Consultant and Registered ISO 9000 Specialist, Canadian Association of Management Consultants.
  • Registered Professional Engineer, PEO 8955015.
  • B.A.Sc., Engineering Science, U of T, 1969
  • Experienced Quality Systems Trainer, Implementer, Facilitator for ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and related standards.
  • Over twenty five years of quality and engineering management in medical devices, electronics and engineering mega-projects.
  • Over seventeen years of management consulting.
  • Member of Canadian Advisory Committees to ISO: CAC/TC176 and CAC/TC210.
  • Contributor to ISO TR10017:1999 and :2003 as member of ISO Working Group on Statistical Techniques.
  • Senior Member, American Society for Quality (ASQ): Biomedical, Design & Construction, Health Care and Statistics Divisions.

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Areas of  Expertise
Quality systems

  • Design and implementation of Quality Management Systems that support and enhance the client’s business, integrated with Environmental and Safety Management programs.
Contracts and proposals
  • Analysis of Requests for Proposal or Quotation and development of responses to meet contractual quality requirements.
Quality management services
  • Provision of contract quality management services to SMEs and engineering projects - interim, occasional or long term.
  • Selection and application of inspection and test methods, procedures and statistical applications for industry.
ISO 9001/ISO 13485 implementations
  • Guidance and assessment of business case for Quality System registration to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.
  • Identification and incorporation of regulatory requirements.
  • Project planning, management and counsel to prepare the client for efficient, cost effective Quality System implementation and registration.
Improvement programs
  • Opportunity identification and program implementation for continuous improvement or fundamental change.
  • Design, writing, sourcing and delivery of training programs to support quality, safety and environmental management.


Quality management experience

  • Consultant and Quality Manager to Access Roads Edmonton Limited for design, construction and operation of the Anthony Henday South East Ring Road.
  • Quality Manager of the joint ventures designing, building and operating the $650M, 195 kilometre Fredericton-Moncton Highway Project in New Brunswick.
  • Quality Manager of a major Canadian switch-mode power supply designer and manufacturer supplying military, communications and computer markets.
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor of a major designer and producer of custom military and aerospace hybrid microcircuits to MIL STD 883C, MIL M 38510F, MIL Q 9858A, MIL STD 1772 and AQAP 1.
  • Manager of QA and Engineering of the premier Canadian manufacturer of cardiac pacemakers, operating under US FDA and Canadian HPB quality requirements.


Management consulting experience

  • Collier Management Consulting continues to contribute quality engineering and quality management expertise to engineering, contracting and manufacturing enterprises.
  • Paul Collier has provided services to clients in Canada, USA and Europe.
  • As Senior Managing Partner of VenturEdge Inc., an international firm of Certified Management Consultants, developed methodologies for rapid documentation and deployment of business procedures.
  • Advised and trained participants for quality management projects and team quality improvement and successfully prepared clients for ISO 9000 and ISO 13485/CMDCAS registration.
  • As president of the Canadian Supplier Institute Inc., a not-for-profit consulting and training corporation, consulted and developed quality improvement training programs in the automotive and other industries and facilitated ISO 9002 registration of a leading metal roll-forming company.
  • As Senior Consultant in GR Technologies, Ltd., an influential Ontario training and consulting firm, advised SMEs in TQM, QA, Quality Engineering and Management, SPC, Problem Solving, Quality Costs, QFD, Z299, ISO 9000.


Certificates, Licences and Professional Memberships
Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CAMC): Certified Management Consultant (1996) and Registered ISO 9000 Specialist.
Professional Engineer, Ontario, # 08955015, PEO, 1976.
American Society for Quality (ASQ), 1978, Senior Member since 1985.

Certificates and licences not maintained because they are not required for present work:
Professional Engineer, New Brunswick, Registration # M5160, APEGNB, 1999 - 2000
QS 9000 Auditor, AIAG, 1995
Quality System Auditor (QS-A), Certificate #Q04417, RAB, 1995 - 1999
Certified Quality Auditor, Certificate #5632, ASQ, 1993 - 1996
CQE, Certificate #229, ASQ, 1980 - 1998


Committee Memberships
ISO/TC176/SC3/WG6: Supporting Technologies; Statistical Methods (Contributing author to ISO/TR 10017:1999 Guidance on statistical techniques for ISO 9001:1994 and the year 2001 revision of same.)
Chair, 46th Annual ASQ Toronto Quality Forum, March, 2001
Advisor to 47th Annual ASQ Toronto Quality Forum Committee, 2002
Member of CSA Canadian Advisory Committees to ISO: CAC/TC176/SC3 and CAC/TC210 (Quality Management and Medical Device Quality).
Member of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association ad hoc Committee on ISO 9000 Consultants' Qualifications - October 1993 to February 1994.


Other Memberships and Service Roles
Rotary Club of Toronto West, President 2003/4
Fair Vote Canada, Toronto Organizing Committee
Longboat Roadrunners Club
Toronto Pedestrian Committee, 2001 – 2007
Isaak Walton Fly Fishers Club