Trevor Smith, BSc., PhD

Trevor Smith


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), 1974Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of Southampton (UK), 1970Quality Management System Lead Auditor, ByWater and Associates, 1991Environmental Management System Auditor, Excel Partnership, 1999Business Excellence Management Auditor, Kodak In-house Baldrige Assessment, 1999Certified Management Black Belt, Eastman Kodak Six Sigma program, 1999

Areas Of Specialization

Quality Management, Operations Management, Technical product research & development, Analytics, 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-presentHumber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (PT Prof): 2016-presentUniversity of Guelph - Food Science (PT Prof): 2007-presentQuality Integration Solutions, Business consulting – Principal: 2006-presentStandards Council of Canada, Committee member and Chair: 2009-2015Green Cricket Inc., Quality manager: 2008-2016ISO Chair of International Committee for Quality Management (ISO/TC176): 2002-2008Canadian Standards Committees / Business liaison: 1992-1999Eastman Kodak Company, Worldwide Quality Director/Lean enterprise development: 2002-2006 Eastman Kodak Company, Quality Manager/Director: 1992-2002Kodak Canada Inc. - Technical product development, Quality control & assurance: 1977-1992Kodak Ltd (UK) – Technical product development, Quality control: 1973-1977

Other Activities

Board member Humber River Hospital, Toronto: 2009-presentScience Award assessment panel member – NSERC: 2008-presentMember Innovation Council, Conference Board of Canada: 1995-2000Canadian delegate to ISO14000 Committee for Environmental Management Systems: 1992-2002Member Royal Society of Chemistry UK (MRSC): 1973-presentSenior member – American Society for Quality (ASQ): 1991-presentShort-term volunteer African hospital (Angola) – consulting in quality management: 2006-present


INLAC (Latin American Quality Institute) Recognition of Service: 2008Award of Merit – Canadian Standards Association (CSA): 2006Standards Council of Canada - Certificate of Service recognition: 2002-2008Canadian Industry/University Synergy Award winner (National Science & Engineering Research Council: NSERC): 2000