Subject Matter Experts at DQS Inc.

DQS Inc. prides itself on hiring industry leading experts that are able to provide real value to our clients. These experts share their knowledge in a multitude of ways beyond traditional audits. This includes: webinar and in-person training sessions, speaking engagements and through the written word by authoring articles for various trade publications.

Subrata Guha – Director – IT Services, DQS Inc.Subrata

Subrata Guha has over 22 years of professional experience in the fields of IT Service Management, Software Engineering, Audit/Assessment of Quality Management Systems, and Research and Development of Quality Models.

Mr. Guha is a lead auditor of ISO 9001, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 and Program Manager for TL9000 and ESD S20.20. He is an SEI authorized instructor of CMMI 2.0 and is also a Carnegie Mellon University authorized Lead Evaluator, instructor and consultant for the eSCM-SP model.

Charles Blair


Chuck Blair – Program Manager – Automotive, DQS Inc.

Chuck Blair has 25 years of professional experience in the fields of Automotive related manufacturing and TS 16949. He is a lead auditor of ISO 9001, TS 16949, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001. Additional qualifications include TS Veto Power Reviewer, Competency Verifier, Qualifier and DQS Corporate Auditor.


Candace Orbaugh– Sustainability Business and Programs Manager- Environment, Health, Safety, Energy, Responsible Care

Candace has over 25 years of professional experience in quality, environmental, and auditing and holds a Masters of Quality Management and a Certified Profession Environmental Auditor.

She is a lead auditor, qualifier, and technical reviewer for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, RC 14001 and RCMS.


Michelle Barton– Director – Aerospace, DQS Inc.

Michelle Barton has 25 years of professional experience in aerospace manufacturing and quality management systems.  She is an AIEA (Aerospace Industry Experienced Auditor) and a lead auditor for AS9100, AS9120, and ISO 9001. She also holds qualification as a Technical Reviewer, Competency Verifier, and Qualifier. Michelle is very involved with the AAQG and RMC including participation in writing and reviewing standards and presenting at the Annual Auditor Workshops.