Nilesh Padhariya is the CEO and Principal Consultant of Global Manager Group (a leading consultancy company engaged in training as well as management system certification and accreditation of laboratories, inspection bodies, PT provider and reference material producers). He is also the CEO and Technical Manager of National Centre for Quality Calibration, (ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration laboratory engaged in the calibration of instruments in mechanical, thermal and electro–technical disciplines). Nilesh is working for ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17024, ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC 17034, ISO/IEC 17065 implementations and training since 1995.
- Bachelor in Industrial Engineering (1993)
- Auditor for ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
Nilesh has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of education, training and consultancy. He has a vast experience of more than 20 years in ISO/IEC 17025 consultancy.
- 1993 to 1995: Worked as a Lecturer in Lukhdhirji Engineering College (Morbi, Gujarat).
- 1995 to 1997: Quality Assurance In-charge and Management Representative in Prashant Gamatex Pvt. Ltd. (Ahmedabad, Gujarat). He also worked there as In-charge of the testing laboratory and a certified ISO 9001 Auditor.
- Since 1997 onward: Working as a consultant in Global Manager Group of companies. Nilesh has helped more than 900 companies from more than 10 countries for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17024, ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC 17065, BS OHSAS 18001, CE mark, 5S lean manufacturing, Good Laboratory practices etc. At present he is working as a CEO and overall Head of ISO/IEC 17025 Consultancy Division. With his help and guidance more than 100 different laboratories (such as, water and wastewater, civil construction materials, metal testing, material testing, microbiological, chemical, petroleum, food testing labs) are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 from ILAC/APLAC MRA. He has also carried out external audits as a technical expert on behalf of certifying body. He has very rich experience of laboratory accreditation under ISO/IEC 17025 for material, water, chemical, metal, food and petroleum testing and calibration laboratories. He is an expert in uncertainty measurement, calibration of all types of instruments and method validation.
- Nilesh has conducted many training programs on ISO/IEC 17025 certified internal auditor and uncertainty of measurement.
- As a Project Manager in the consultancy, he guided Yasref in Saudi Arabia to become first laboratory in the globe to get accredited for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 revised standard.
- Expertise in calibration of instruments, testing of chemical and mechanical.