Susan M. Soliven
After various teaching assignments in the Philippines, Susan worked as a Manager with the ASEAN Timber Technology Center (ATTC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for about nine years. Upon her return to the Philippines, Susan worked with a certification body as Management System Lead Auditor and Tutor on Quality and Environmental Management Systems. After which, Susan joined some colleagues in founding a group that provides consulting, training and auditing services in management system standards and played a prominent role in establishing it as one of the leading companies in this field in the country. Challenged to provide better services to the industry, Susan divested her shares with the company and founded the Synergized Macro Solutions, Inc (SMS). At SMS, Susan is a Lead Consultant on ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001/ ISO 45001, SA 8000, ISO 22000 and ISO 27001 standards.
Susan is a registered Lead Auditor with the following registration bodies:
- International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), Registration No. A011472
- European Quality Certification Institute (EQCI), Registration No. 256
- Japan Registration of Certificated Auditors (JRCA), Registration No. A2576
- Bureau of Products Standard (BPS), Registration No. QA-036
- Registered EMS Lead Auditor with SAS, Switzerland
- Philippine EMS Auditors Registry
In addition, Susan is also a qualified/ accredited Lead Auditor/ Auditor with the following Certification Bodies:
- ABS Quality Evaluations Management System Certification (ISO 9001)
- Anglo-Japanese American Registrars, Inc (ISO 14001)
- Dets Norske Veritas (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001)
- Japan Audit and Certification Organization (ISO 14001)
- SGS Philippines, Inc (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001)
- TÜV SÜD Philippines, Inc (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SA 8000)
- Underwriters Laboratories (ISO 14001)
Susan has been one of the first registered and approved lead auditors and tutors for Environmental Management System (EMS) in the country. She is also one of the pioneers in the integration of management systems. Since 1998, she has led to successful certification including the integrated management systems and environment, health and safety management systems (ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards) of Amkor Technology, Airlift Asia, Asian Development Bank, Bulacan State University, Holcim Philippines, DDT Konstract, Dole Philippines, First Sumiden Circuits, EEI Corporation, GBH Power Resources, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Light Rail Manila Corporation, Maynilad Water Services, Megawide Construction, Meralco, Optodev, Pilipinas Kao, Philippine Carabao Center, Shangri-La Hotels, SunPower Philippines, Whiteport, Southern Luzon State University, Toshiba Information Equipment Philippines and Vishay Philippines.
Susan has applied her consulting, training and auditing skills in various Asian countries, i.e., Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and China. Her consulting, training and auditing experiences include the following industries: education, semiconductors and electronics, food products and beverages, hotels and restaurants, chemicals, petrochemicals, mining, cement and quarrying, steel and wire/ cable, furniture and fixture manufacturing, manning/ shipping agencies, construction, etc.
Susan holds Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degrees in Forestry from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños. She is also an Associate of the Institute of Wood Science, and the Institute of Quality Assurance in the UK. She is a member of the Evaluation Committee in the Philippine EMS Auditors Registry and used to be the President of the Philippine Environmental Auditors Registration Association (PEARA).
Vladimir T. Soliven
Vlad is the Operations Manager of the company and the Lead Consultant of some of the consulting projects. He is a Registered Nurse with hands-on experiences in the establishment and implementation of integrated management systems and LEED in a manufacturing set-up. As EHS Support Staff for ISO Management System Certification, LEED and other EHS-related works (incident-and-injury-free program, workplace safety, emergency preparedness, safety audits, training, etc.), Vlad has actively promoted EHS operational excellence and business continuity in the company.
He graduated from Far Eastern University-Manila, where he got his Associate Diploma in Health Science Education and Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. He is an active member of the Philippine Nurses’ Association (PNA) and Occupational Health Nurses’ Association of the Philippines (OHNAP).
Vlad had undergone lead auditor courses in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, and had successfully passed the corresponding qualifying examinations. He has in-depth understanding and hands-on experiences in conducting Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Hazards Identification, Risk Assessment and Controls (HIRAC), and Risk and Opportunity Assessment (ROA), including EHS-related laws and regulations.
Mary Ann D. Victorio
Meann is a Bachelor of Science in Food Technology graduate of De La Salle Araneta University.
She has nine years of quality-oriented experiences in the food industry with various companies, namely: Wholesaledge Corporation (Max’s Commissary), SGS ROHQ Gulf Limited and Pacific Apex Food Ventures, Inc. (Vikings Buffet Restaurant).
Meann has undergone the lead auditor course in ISO 9001 and successfully passed the corresponding qualifying examinations. As one of the Senior Consultants in SMS, she is conducting training courses and documentations on the integrated Quality, Environment, Health and Safety Management Systems based on ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. She has hands-on experiences in conducting Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Hazards Identification, Risk Assessment and Controls (HIRAC), and Risk and Opportunity Assessment (ROA). She had completed the Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training and PCO Basic Course. She is also trained in ISO 22000/ FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), 5S, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), HACCP, SSOP and proficient in Laboratory Testing Procedures, Basic Analytical Techniques, Quality Awareness and Product Handling.
Jo Ann T. Chavez
Jo Ann is a Bachelor of Science in Biology graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila and had taken units of Doctor of Medicine of the Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation.
She worked for Cakes and Pastries by Aunty Ah as a Bakeshop Supervisor, for Mesa Filipino Moderne FRD Food & Spices Inc. as a Kitchen Supervisor, and for MacroAsia Catering Services (MACS) as a Quality and Food Safety Officer.
Jo Ann had undergone the lead auditor course in ISO 9001:2015 Standard and successfully passed the corresponding qualifying examinations. She is currently one of the management systems consultants who has hands-on experiences in conducting Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Hazards Identification, Risk Assessment and Controls (HIRAC), and Risk and Opportunity Assessment (ROA). She has attended various seminars on Quality Assurance, mainly on Food Safety. She also completed the Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training and PCO Basic Course.
Criselda R. Garcia
Cris is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Biology, Major in Microbiology at Central Luzon State University.
She is a microbiologist and has twelve years of quality-oriented experiences in various food manufacturing industry such as food and beverage production, dairy manufacturing and meat processing. She has gained experiences on ISO 17025 Laboratory Management System, ISO 22000/ FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). She is proficient in Microbiological and Physico-chemical Analytical techniques, Quality awareness and product handling.
She is currently a Junior Management Systems Consultant. She has attended various trainings and hands-on experiences on ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, EHS-related Laws and Regulations, Internal Audit Course for QEHS, Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Hazards Identification, Risk Assessment and Control (HIRAC) and Risk and Opportunity Assessment (ROA). She has also completed the Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training. She has successfully completed the Lead Auditor Course on ISO 9001:2015 Standard.
Ea Marie P. Hipolito
Ea is a graduate of the University of the Philippines, Los Banos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts. She taught for one year in a private high school as an English Teacher before continuing a freelance career as an online English Tutor where she taught mostly Japanese professionals.
In 2018, she successfully pursued a Teaching English as a Second Language (TEFL) certification and passed the Civil Service Exam. She also underwent trainings in ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001/ ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, as well as Pollution Control Officer training and Basic Occupational Safety and Health training as well as the ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course. She is currently one of the management systems officers who assists client companies in management system documentations.