Monroe J Ratchford

Monroe J Ratchford, MBB President, LEAPS Consulting, Dumfries, VA, USA

Monroe J Ratchford, MBB President, LEAPS Consulting, Dumfries, VA, USA Mr. Ratchford has over 30 years of expertise in Lean Six Sigma, ISO standard implementations, organizational performance management, and strategic planning. He served in the US Air Force for over 20 years applying quality in critical environments. 

Upon retirement from the Air Force, Monroe applied his love for quality principles as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with General Electric, GE Capital. His experiences have him working with CACI, Institute for Quality Management, Inc., General Electric, FDA, MCI WorldCom, Nortel Networks, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and the US Navy. He has worked with dozens of public and private sector clients to improve organizational performance. 

He has led over 200 process improvement teams and taught dozens of black and green belt classes. Mr. Ratchford is a 3 time national winner, “Best Process Improvement Team in America,” the Quality Cup, from USA Today and RIT. Monroe is currently President of LEAPS Consulting LLC. LEAPS Consulting is available to help you solve strategic planning, ISO standard implementations, or Six Sigma implementation. 

He has taught dozens of Six Sigma green, black, executive, and champion classes in DoD, private and Intelligence sectors. He is married to the former, Ms. Sue Hatton of Talihina, Ok. We have a daughter, Kristine, attending college now. And, because he won’t let us forget, we have a mischievous black lab, my daughter named Elrond --yes, from the Lord of the Rings series. 

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A Step-by-Step Guide to ISO 9001:2015 Transition

ISO 9001:2015
Management Training

“ISO 9001 is used by millions of people and organisations around the world and the upcoming 2015 revision will have a big impact on those who work with the standard.

The impact of this revision will be similar to, if not greater than the 2000 edition, which was a major change for accreditation bodies, certification bodies, training organisations, implementing organisations, procurement organisations, consultants and customers.”

An excerpt from IRCA Resources on “ISO 9001: IRCA Supporting the 2015 Revision”, October 2013