Our Core Consultants

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 early 2000, 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, 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 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 Management Systems Officer and 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.

 

Loida R. Lanuang

 

Loids is a Certified Human Resource Practitioner in UAE for 7 years.  She obtained certifications in Dubai with accreditation and acknowledgement of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai Emirates under Phoenix Institute (CHRMP for Human Resource Management Professional and CHRMM for Human Resource Management Manager) and successfully grown in Training and Development, Human Capital Management, Employee Counselling and Leadership Training.

She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in General Psychology from Colegio de San Juan de Letran with a background in Special Education.  She engaged in Teaching of ESL for Koreans, Taiwanese, Indonesian and Syrian-French in UAE. She is trained in ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System.  She is currently one of the management systems officers who assists client companies in management system documentations.

 

 

 

Cirila S. Botor

Shirley is a Registered Chemical Engineer and a Master in Government Management graduate of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. She is a Registered ISO 9001 Lead Auditor with the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) and also a Registered ISO 14001 Lead Auditor with the BPS and the Philippine Environmental Auditors Registration Association, Inc (PEARA).

She is the former head of the Philippine Accreditation Office (now Philippine Accreditation Bureau) – DTI, and the Bureau of Product Standards (now Bureau of Philippines Standards). She is currently the Vice President of the Philippine Metrology, Standards, Testing and Quality (PhilMSTQ) Inc.

She is experienced in certification and marking of products (PS and ICC marks); having worked thirteen years in the Quality Assurance/ Standards Certification Division of the BPS, and eight years as Head of the Standards Development Division of BPS.  She has also undergone various trainings on ISO 17025 and OHSAS 18001 management system standards.

 

 

Rowena T. Soria

Owee is a licensed Chemical Engineer and a Master of Science graduate in Chemical Engineering at the De La Salle University.

She worked as a Senior Science Research Specialist with the Metals Industry & Development Center (MIRDC-DOST) for over twelve years with a specialization on electroplating and metal finishing technology and in the operation of a chemical laboratory.  She was the Environmental Management Representative (EMR) of the Center’s ISO 14001 management systems. As the EMR, she was mainly responsible in establishment, implementation and maintenance of the Center’s management systems, including its continual improvement.  She was also actively involved in the establishment and implementation of the ISO 17025 management system of the Center’s Chemical Laboratory.

Owee has undergone various trainings on Electroplating, Metal Finishing, Pollution Prevention and Green Productivity Technologies for the metal industries, and on the ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 17025 and ISO 14001 management system standards.

 

She has worked as management system consultant since 2005 and has handled various industries, including power generation, water production and wastewater treatment, food processing, cement manufacturing, construction, and shipping and manning agencies.

 

 

Edward R. Dasmariñas

Edward is an accredited Pollution Control Officer (PCO) for DENR and Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA).  He is also an accredited safety practitioner of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-BWC).  He was awarded as Most Outstanding Pollution Control Officer of LLDA, Safety Milestone Awardee (SMILE) by DOLE and assisted his company to achieve Gawad Kaligtasan and Kalusugan Awardee.  He led his organization in the successful certification of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, and participated in integrating ISO 9001 system.  As an Environment, Health and Safety professional, Edward has hands-on experiences in the establishment and implementation of integrated management system in a manufacturing set-up.  Edward has been actively promoting EHS operational excellence and business continuity in the company.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Southern Luzon State University.  He has undergone lead auditor courses in OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, and has successfully passed the corresponding qualifying examinations.  He also assisted his previous employer to secure ISO 50001 Energy Management System.  He has in-depth understanding and hands-on experiences in conducting Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Hazards Identification, Risk Assessment and Controls (HIRAC) and evaluation of compliance to EHS-related legal requirements.

 

 

Antonio P. Santos

Tony is an IRCA Approved Lead Auditor for Quality Management System (QMS) and Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS). He specializes in ISO/TS 16949, Incident investigation and Root Cause Analysis trainings.

He graduated from Rizal Technological College, where he got his BS Computer Engineering Degree. He has previously worked with Nidec Philippines Corporation (NCF) as a Product Engineer/ ISO Specialist, Environmental Compliance Consultants International (ECCI) as a consultant.

Tony has handled multiple projects. He has provided consulting and auditing services on ISO/TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, & QS 9000 consultancy for various clients.

He has attended various training courses like the EARA Approved Lead Environmental Auditors Course and The ISO/TS 16949:2002 Internal Quality Auditors Training

 

 

Marinelia M. Magnaye

Nellie is a cum laude graduate of BS Food Technology from the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna. She worked as a Science Research Specialist for the Philippines Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST).

She previously worked as Technical Research Assistant for Environmental Concepts Corporation (ECC). Here, she was involved in the preparation of EIAs and IEEs for companies applying for Environmental Compliance Certificate.

She had undergone lead auditor courses on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and passed the qualifying examinations in these courses. She also has strong foundation courses such as Cleaner Production Technology in Germany, HACCP/ SQF and ISO 22000, and OHSAS 18001.

For more than ten (10) years now, she has established a reliable track record as a management system specialist, providing consultancy, training, documentation, and auditing on quality, environment, food safety, and health and safety.