Trevor Smith, BSc., PhD

Trevor Smith,
BSc., PhD


Trevor Smith is a senior quality management executive with extensive international business experience spanning 35 years in global manufacturing, organization supply chain and the business service sector. He has demonstrated strong leadership in committee work through the development of consensus-based international standards to assist growth in international cooperation and trade. Trevor Smith is a proven effective university/community college lecturer in operations management, quality & food safety. Being a leader, trainer and coach in corporate and operational functions, he is driving business results in the integration of management strategies and lean enterprise approaches to suit unique organizational needs. He is also an expert in business process audits/assessments, quality improvement, and change management. Trevor is part of the Faculty team at George Brown College who established and is currently teaches in the Sustainable Fashion Production graduate certificate program. He is motivated by the college's environment and is committed to see students rise to their full potential.

Academic Credentials

Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry, University of Southampton (UK), 1974

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of Southampton (UK), 1970

Quality Management System Lead Auditor, ByWater and Associates, 1991

Environmental Management System Auditor, Excel Partnership, 1999

Business Excellence Management Auditor, Kodak In-house Baldrige Assessment, 1999

Certified Management Black Belt, Eastman Kodak Six Sigma program, 1999

Areas of Specialization

Quality Management

Operations Management

Technical product research & development


Lean enterprise transformation

Global Supply Chain excellence

International Standards

Areas of Expertise

Quality Management systems

Lean and Six-Sigma improvement strategies

Management coaching

Change management

Process management and audits

Data-driven improvement methodologies

Role of standards in business

College/University professor

Research proposal assessments

Career Highlights

George Brown College – School of Fashion & Jewellery (PT Prof): 2017-present

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (PT Prof): 2016-present

University of Guelph - Food Science (PT Prof): 2007-present

Quality Integration Solutions, Business consulting – Principal: 2006-present

Standards Council of Canada, Committee member and Chair: 2009-2015

Green Cricket Inc., Quality manager: 2008-2016

ISO Chair of International Committee for Quality Management (ISO/TC176): 2002-2008

Canadian Standards Committees / Business liaison: 1992-1999

Eastman Kodak Company, Worldwide Quality Director/Lean enterprise development: 2002-2006

Eastman Kodak Company, Quality Manager/Director: 1992-2002

Kodak Canada Inc. - Technical product development, Quality control & assurance: 1977-1992

Kodak Ltd (UK) – Technical product development, Quality control: 1973-1977

Other Activities

Board member Humber River Hospital, Toronto: 2009-present

Science Award assessment panel member – NSERC: 2008-present

Member Innovation Council, Conference Board of Canada: 1995-2000

Canadian delegate to ISO14000 Committee for Environmental Management Systems: 1992-2002

Member Royal Society of Chemistry UK (MRSC): 1973-present

Senior member – American Society for Quality (ASQ): 1991-present

Short-term volunteer African hospital (Angola) – consulting in quality management: 2006-present


INLAC (Latin American Quality Institute) Recognition of Service: 2008

Award of Merit – Canadian Standards Association (CSA): 2006

Standards Council of Canada - Certificate of Service recognition: 2002-2008

Canadian Industry/University Synergy Award winner (National Science & Engineering Research Council: NSERC): 2000