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About Us

Jerry Poague
Owner, Consultant, Trainer


General Overview

Jerry Poague’s career spans 20 years in the manufacturing industry as a Project Engineer, Technical Consultant, and Engineering Manager. Jerry holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, supplemented with an MBA education. Jerry has also supplemented his education to enhance with programs such as Six Sigma Engineering certification in Medical Device, ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS), ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS), ISO 45001 Occupational Health&Safety Management Systems, CE Mark, cGMP’s, HACCP, and others. Over the past 10 years, Jerry has used this industry experience as a consultant and trainer. Jerry is an Exemplar Global Certified Auditor for ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, ISO 45001 Safety Management Systems, and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems.

Industry Experience

Jerry’s has engineering and management experience, beginning in the appliance industry, and progressing into FDA regulated industries including medical device manufacturing. This included management at a division level with responsibilities for four manufacturing plants, and finally to an Engineering Manager with responsibilities for facility and environmental and safety systems including implementation of ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 45001,  environmental permits and compliance, OSHA compliance and facility management. 

Jerry also has experience implementing ISO 45001 safety systems (previously OHSAS 18001), Lock-out-Tag-out, Confined Space entry, machine guarding, Class 1 Division 1 explosion proof rooms, and other Safety/OSHA functions. Jerry has technical experience in numerous machinery and equipment installations such as Waste Water Treatment, Clean Rooms, water purification, packaging, automation, custom designed equipment and installation validations, and new product development.

Course Qualifications

Jerry has worked as a trainer for various ISO Course Providers for ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 45001. Jerry teaches all levels of EMS, SMS and QMS courses including Exemplar Global accredited Lead Auditor courses for auditor certifications in North America. Jerry teaches Internal Auditor and Implementation courses for the 14001, 9001, and 45001. Jerry received Six Sigma Quality Engineering certification while in the medical device industry.

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Public Training

The British Standards Institute (BSI) offers many public training opportunities, both online and instructor led.

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Client Success Stories

Bosch Home Appliances

Congratulations to the team at Bosch home appliances for completing their ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor Course from Poague & Associates, Inc. This is a great group of people at the Bosch plant in Tennessee. Jerry P

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St. Jude Medical

St. Jude Medical implemented an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, and wanted to find a consultant with both a Medical Device background and a facilities management background. Poague & Associates, Inc. filled the bill perfectly !!!!!!!!

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Bridgestone America's Tube Business

Opening meeting of an Internal Audit at Bridgestone - America's Tube Business. Bridgestone needed an auditor who could conduct contracted Internal Audits for both ISO 9001 and 14001.

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