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ISO Quality Management and Auditing, Inc. was founded in 2006 by Lodewicus (Vic) de Beer in Nova Scotia, Canada, after a successful and prosperous association with his former Halifax-based employer.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Vic started his career as an apprentice diesel mechanic in what was then Natal. In 1968, with a future in engineering, he became a pressure vessel design draftsman and, in 1978, was promoted to project engineer. Thirteen years later, he left South Africa with his family, on a sailboat he built, and arrived in Canada in 1991. Soon after that, he was a Canadian citizen.

During 1999, Vic became a Canadian Welding Bureau certified Level II Welding Inspector and completed a course as an ISO 9001 Internal Auditor.

While employed as Quality Manager by Steel and Engine Products in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Vic was tasked with having STENPRO registered and certified to ISO 9001, as well as to ASME Section VIII Div 1 and 2 Code, (for the manufacture of pressure vessels). During this time, he also managed the Health and Safety Department, with required compliance to the Occupational Heath and Safety Act and standards.

In 2003, Vic moved on to become the Quality Manager at Woodside Industries in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where an offshore drilling platform was under construction. As the work progressed, he was made Quality Co-coordinator for the project, and subsequently, Auditor.

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While at Woodside, Vic was offered a position of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Manager by EC Industries, Halifax.  As EC Industries expanded and became Marener Industries, the scope of work and quality requirements increased, and, in August of 2003, under Vic's management, Marener Industries was registered and certified to ISO 9001. In addition, Marener Industries was certified for compliance with ASME VIII Div 1, by Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour for the manufacture pressure vessels.

In 2006 Vic completed training as ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor. At that time, he decided to offer his experienced services as a consultant, promoting quality to ISO 9001 standard, and Health and Safety to OHSAS 18001, the applicable Occupational Health and Safety standard.

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